The Sarasota Ballet Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Mary Anne Servian as the managing director for The Sarasota Ballet, according to a news release.
Servian has served as the business director of the Sarasota Ballet since June 2010 and was chosen to take on this position by the board of directors at the recommendation of Director, Iain Webb.
According to the release, Servian will oversee the budget and finances of the Sarasota Ballet, development and marketing strategies, and all other administrative aspects of a company that is growing in nearly all ways.
While the company of dancers has gradually grown over the past four seasons to a total of 47 principals, soloists, coryphée, corps, trainees and apprentices, the administrative staff was kept to a bare minimum due to restricted finances. Thanks to the strong community support, and the yearly increase in subscribers and single ticket sales, the administrative staff has been expanded as well, the release said.
Servian's experience includes significant management positions in the banking industry as well as two terms as a city of Sarasota commissioner and mayor.