New ballets are vital to the dance world in 21st century. This is something that SRB uniquely offers its students. Along with restaging the classics, creating new roles with a choreographer is a rare opportunity that very few schools and even companies have.


Vadim Fedotov


Vadim is an internationally recognized Ballet Master, Artistic Director and Choreographer. For over 20 years, Vadim performed as principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet of the Ukraine, dancing leading roles in prominent performances such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote and The Nutcracker. Vadim has taught and choreograph at many prestigious institutions, including The National Theater of Ballet and Opera in Kiev, Ukraine, National Theatre of Serbia, the Dance Academy of Ukraine, Orlando Ballet FL, Moscow Ballet on Ice and was the General Director of the Chamber of Ballet in Kiev, Kiev Ballet on Ice. He has produced numerous films (musicals) in the Ukraine and has been awarded multiple professional and state honors, including Honor of the Supreme Soviet Council of Ukraine 1985, Honor Artist of Ukraine and Laureate International Choreographer for competitions in Moscow and Kiev. He also choreographed opening Olympics Ceremony in USSR in 1980. Vadim Fedotov productions in USA include Moscow Ballet on Ice in Cypress Gardens, FL Orlando Ballet, Orlando City Ballet, Russian Academy of Ballet, Lone Star Ballet, Elsa Pardo Dance Center, International City School of Ballet, Lakeland Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Russian Ballet of Alafaya, Orlando Russian Ballet, and School of Russian Ballet.

“The Nutcracker”

December 11, 2021 5:00 pm, December 12, 2021 1:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House

Sergii Sydorskyi.

Nutcracker Doll, Nutcracker Prince

Mr. Sydorskyi was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He was trained at the Kiev State Ballet School and has won many international competitions and awards. He has been Principal dancer with the National Opera of Ukraine for many years and Dance Alive National Ballet in Florida. His extensive repertoire includes leading roles in numerous classical and contemporary ballet productions in Ukraine and around the world. He was given the esteemed title “Honored Artist of the Ukraine”. Mr. Sydorskyi earned a degree in dance, choreography and teaching from the famed Kiev State Choreographic School, as well as a Master’s Degree in Theatrical Arts from the Kiev National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatrical Arts University. Currently, Mr. Sydorskyi is Ballet Master in Ballet Melange and Classical Ballet Academy in Danver.

Douglas Horne

Rat King, Russian Dance

Douglas Horne danced professionally after studying on full scholarships with American Ballet Theatre (New York),

Miami City Ballet (Miami, FL), and Studio Maestro (New York). In June 2010 he was the Bronze Medal

winner in the World Ballet Competition: and in June

2009 he was a finalist in The New York International Ballet Competition. Additionally, he was a semi-finalist

in the renowned International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He won Gold in the senior classical

division of the Youth American Grand Prix semifinals in Torrington, CT. In 2007 he won the Gold Medal in the senior

division of the Youth Dance Festival in New Jersey. Mr. Horne has danced leading roles with the Orlando Ballet.


April 2, 2022 5:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House

“The Little Mermaid”

May 28, 2022 5:00 pm.

at Sarasota Opera House


July 9, 2022 4:00 pm.

at Manatee Performing Arts Center

SRB Performances in the past.