“Sarasota Ballet is a rather unique ballet Company in the US. Iain curates really rich programming that provides exciting opportunities for the dancers and audiences. His commitment and deep respect for the historical preservation of English choreographers like Ashton and MacMillian is really important, and no other Company in the US has such a narrowed focus. And because of this, the quality of the dancers is refined and promising.
Then Iain programs American masters like Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor while layering in the next generation of creative voices, which pushes the Company into other territories of movement, and they rise to the challenge.
It is exciting to be a part of that quality and vision, and I look forward to contributing to the organization’s commitment to ballet and art.”
– Jessica Lang, Artist in Residence of Sarasota Ballet
Jessica Lang is an American director and choreographer based in NYC who graduated from The Juilliard School before becoming a member of Twlya Tharp’s Company THARP!
Since 1999, Ms. Lang has created more than 100 original works for her own company Jessica Lang Dance as well as others around the world including