History

Laurie Picinich-Byrd (1947-2014) - Founding Director

Our History

1978

The Florida Ballet established by Laurie Picinich-Byrd and Michael F. Byrd

1978-1988

The Company of The Florida Ballet performed regionally and locally for over a decade before disbanding due to financial restraints

1981

Establishment of The Florida Ballet Training Center

2004

The Florida Ballet moved from a studio across from The Florida Theater in downtown to a 10,000 sq ft warehouse space located at 300 East State Street

2011

Establishment of The Florida Ballet Conservatory

2018

Getting back to its original roots, The Florida Ballet re-establishes a new Studio professional Company along with a season of performances held at UNF

2019

The Florida Ballet moves to its new permanent 30,000 sq. ft. facility located at 10131 Atlantic Boulevard