The Sarasota Ballet treated its supporters with a Gala Royale on April 30.
The annual gala fundraiser — hosted at the Circus Arts Conservatory again this year — started with a ballet production at the Sarasota Opera House. Guests then loaded into their cars and made the trip to the Sailor Circus Arena for the evening's dinner and program.
After mingling and enjoying the ambiance, the audience sat down to hear from board chair Richard Johnson who spoke to his excitement for the future of the Sarasota Ballet.
This year's gala honored Sarasota Ballet Executive Director Joseph Volpe for his many years of service with the company.
The evening concluded with drinks and dancing.