Position: Principal- retired
Logan Learned joined The Sarasota Ballet at the start of the 2008 – 2009 Season and quickly rose up the ranks of the Company and after just four years was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2012 – 2013 Season. Learned has danced a vast range of repertoire with The Sarasota Ballet, including principal and featured roles in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Les Rendezvous, La Fille mal Gardée and The Two Pigeons; George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Rubies, Stars and Stripes and Tarantella; David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café; Christopher Bruce’s Sergeant Early’s Dream; John Cranko’s Pineapple Poll; Ricardo Graziano’s En Las Calles de Murcia and In a State of Weightlessness; Matthew Hart’s John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker; Michel Fokine’s Petrushka; Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free; Paul Taylor’s Company B; and Will Tuckett’s Changing Light and The Secret Garden. He performed with The Sarasota Ballet during their national tours to The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce Theater in New York, the Fall For Dance Festival at New York City Center and at Ballet West’s National Choreographic Festival in Salt Lake City. Learned was highlighted in 2014 by esteemed New York Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay for Learned’s performance as the Blue Boy in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs during The Sarasota Ballet’s 2014 Ashton Festival. Named as a part of Macaulay’s list of 2014’s top male dance performances, he wrote “As the virtuoso Blue Skater in Les Patineurs, Logan Learned gave the most uncannily perfect performance of The Sarasota Ballet’s four-day Frederick Ashton Festival. Mr. Learned has this role’s spinning turns, giddy jumps and speed; he also brings it a childlike fantasy and innocence. How can Americans master this British choreographer’s intricate, filigree works? The question is best answered in Sarasota.” Learned will leave The Sarasota Ballet to pursue a College Degree in his hometown of San Francisco.
Retrieved from http://www.balletnews.co.uk