Margaret Barbieri works with conservatory students. "This course is to prepare them for easy transition into a professional company, be it the Sarasota Ballet company or any other professional company," Barbieri says. Photo by Rachel S. O'Hara.
"There's a lot more that has to be done with the program â€”Â not that it's not going well, but we still have lots more to do," Margaret Barbieri says. Photo by Rachel S. O'Hara.
Yamil Maldonado, of The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance, competes in December in the regional semifinals of the Youth American Grand Prix, in Tampa. Photo by Rachel S. O'Hara.