Azara Ballet is one of the most exciting, new modern ballet companies in Sarasota. They are excited to enter our second season as a nonprofit ballet company that makes dance accessible to everyone. Their season tickets offer even greater discounts, giving you access to all three major performances this year. Click below to explore their season subscription or keep scrolling to learn more about what’s to come!


Coming in the fall of 2024….

Launching the debut of Season Two with their world premiere: Voices of Azara

This groundbreaking performance is a celebration of our company’s unique talent and creativity, as our professional dancers step into the spotlight not only as performers but also as choreographers. In a departure from tradition, “Voices of Azara” offers a platform for our dancers to share their voices and visions through movement, showcasing the depth of their artistry and the diversity of their perspectives. You don’t want to miss it! Additional details & livestream options coming soon. Get tickets here to Voices of Azara.

A crowd favorite during Season One! Azara Ballet is bringing back Short & Suite for Season Two:

To celebrate the holiday season, co-director of Azara Ballet Martin Roosaare choreographed our signature holiday show, “Short & Suite.” Immerse yourself in a delightful blend of classical and contemporary ballet as we present an hour of pure entertainment and joy for the entire family. This captivating show features a mesmerizing act of Nutcracker Suite excerpts, followed by a spirited performance set to contemporary holiday music. Get tickets here for Short & Suite.

Short & Suite

“Momentum,” is the exhilarating finale of Azara’s 24/25 season performed at the beautiful theater inside Manatee Performing Arts Center. This captivating performance symbolizes the significant strides we’ve made in our second official year as a nonprofit, and the forward drive we envision for our future growth and success. “Momentum” showcases the innovative works of three rising choreographers: Gabriel Gaffney Smith, Anna Hughlett, and Martin Roosarre.

Interested in seeing them all? I highly recommend checking out their season ticket subscription. For just $90 per person you can get priority seating to all three performances of the season!


See you at one or more of Azara’s performances!

~ Andrea Mastrocinque-Martone

Andrea Mastrocinque-Martone is Sarasota Event Calendar’s Chief Editor. She is the former A & E Editor for Sarasota Observer Newspapers and is currently a public relations consultant.