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19 Apr
$25 – $125

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - April 20 @ 9:00 pm

Don’t Miss Legendary Dancer Carlos Acosta’s First Performance in the USA since 2018!

On Before is an intimate contemporary ballet for two dancers Carlos Acosta choreographed in 2010 as a tribute to his mother after her death. Acosta will dance with Laura Rodriguez from Acosta Danza, the company he founded in Havana. On Before is the most personal work he has ever created.

On Before features choreography by world-renowned artists, including Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, and Will Tuckett, alongside Acosta’s choreography.

Born in Havana in 1973, Acosta trained at the National Ballet School of Havana in Cuba. After winning a succession of awards, including the Prix de Lausanne in 1990, he went on to dance professionally with the world’s most prestigious companies, with London’s Royal Ballet becoming his home. Acosta retired from classical ballet in 2016, after 28 years. He established Acosta Danza in 2016 and in January 2020 he became Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.


Tickets available 10% discounted for the Dance Tampa Bay community!



Date: April 19 @ 7:30 pm - April 20 @ 9:00 pm
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Sarasota Opera House
Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave
Organizer Name: Sarasota Cuban Ballet School with Carlos Acosta