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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 Page 110 "While this was an incredibly difficult decision and I will always treasure my time on stage, I am excited to remain part of The Sarasota Ballet family and have a closer connection with the audience that has always shown me so much love," said Sardelli in the release. "I am so grateful to Director Iain Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri for all the amazing opportunities offered to me, and to Miss B [Barbieri] for her personal coaching," said Sardelli in the release. "Having the chance to perform the incredible repertoire they have brought to Sarasota has been truly Sardelli joined The Sarasota Ballet in 2009 wonderful." "and quickly became an audience favorite" in ballets such as Ashton's Two Pigeons and "I understand this was not an easy decision for Les Rendezvous, Flint's The Lesson, Bal- Sara, but I am thrilled to offer her this opporanchine's Tarantella and Serenade and Tuck- tunity," added Webb in the release. "I hope I'm ett's Spielende Kinder, among others, the re- always able to offer support and guidance to lease points out. In 2012 she was promoted to our dancers as they make transitions in their careers." a principal and featured in numerous ballets in the company's repertoire. Leading roles were Sardelli will start her new role later this created for her in Hart's John Ringling's Cir- month, just in time for the 2013-2014 season, cus Nutcracker and Tuckett's Changing Light. the release notes. MUSIC & MOVIES SERIES CONTINUES WITH CHICAGO ON AUG. 18 Realize Bradenton and the Manatee Players' Music & Movies series will continue at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 with vocalist Eve Caballero and the Manatee Players "performing sultry jazz favorites and setting the mood for the 7 p.m. screening of Chicago." The movie is director Rob Marshall's Academy Award-winning adaptation of the "satirical stage musical exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, murder and corruption in the Jazz Age," a news release notes. The free event will take place at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, located at 502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. "This series is an excellent way to introduce the community to [the] new, cutting-edge performing arts center," says Johnette Isham, Realize Bradenton's executive director, in the release. "It's our way of raising the cur- Eve Caballero/Contributed photo tain on this new venue and giving audiences a sneak peek at what they'll be experiencing for years to come." For more information, call the Manatee Players' box office at 748-5875. %

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