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Luncheon: Leymis Bolanos Wilmott/Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Luncheon: Leymis Bolanos Wilmott/Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Armed with a master of fine arts degree in performance/choreography from Florida State University, Leymis Bolanos Wilmott and fellow grad student Rachel Inman founded the first contemporary dance company in Sarasota. Now known as Sarasota Contemporary Dance, they are entering their 18th season, recognized for Wilmott’s imaginative and high-energy choreography.  These performances are often collaborations with musicians, choral groups and even museums such as The Ringling and Salvador Dali. In Sarasota, SCD offers over 16 ongoing weekly classes to the community, for all levels and ages. 

Wanting to share the power of dance with a wider community, Ms. Wilmott was first in the state to receive a Healthcare Certificate in Dance and Healing from the University of Florida. This allowed the incorporation of Dance for Parkinson’s and Dance for Autism classes into SCD’s specialized program offerings, already serving those with physical challenges.  In 2014 SCD was awarded the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County’s Leadership Award for arts in healthcare.  

Ms. Wilmott is a professor of dance at New College of Florida and currently serves as vice president of the Florida Dance Association.  Locally, she has choreographed for the Asolo Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, and numerous school productions.   Additionally, her work has been performed around the country and internationally.   

As an exclusive highlight for our luncheon program, this superstar will perform examples of her unique contemporary dance! Join us to meet and discover more about this amazing woman named “one of the most powerful people in the Sarasota arts” and Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

BUY ALL SEVEN LUNCHEONS AND SAVE! Arts Advocates members can now register for all seven luncheons planned for the coming season at a discounted price of $290. As added bonuses, you will be able to bring a guest at the member price, and transfer your luncheon to a friend if you can’t attend one of the luncheons. To register for the package of luncheons, please email Elaine Foster at or call (941) 993-4793.

Get 3 Months Free! Get 3 months added to your yearly membership if you renew when attending an Arts Advocates luncheon. That’s 15 months for the cost of 12 months no matter when your membership renewal is due. 

Lunch Choices - Use dropdowns on the registration form to indicate your selections. Please note that your entreé and dessert choices cannot be changed at the luncheon.
Regular Entree: Island Chicken—grilled chicken breast, grilled pineapple, ginger-tamari glaze with coconut basmati rice and vegetable medley
Vegetarian Entree: Island Rice Bowl with tofu and vegetables
Dessert: Key lime pie OR fresh fruit

NOTE: Please indicate any special seating requests in the comment box on the registration form.


Event Information

Event Date 10-19-2023 11:00 am
Event End Date 10-19-2023 1:00 pm
Cut off date 10-13-2023 11:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Location Sarasota Yacht Club

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Arts Advocates member $45.00
Non-member $50.00

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