Thanks for the article link. I will check it out. I have heard good things about Sarasota, and I did see their 2nd company.
By 28, I mean performances. That is, I looked at their website and counted the number of performances for which they were selling tickets.
I'm a number-cruncher sort of person, and I had made a spreadsheet with things like the number of dancers in the company, the number of weeks in their contract, the number of performances, etc. Sarasota was an outlier on my spreadsheet. The other companies with around 50 dancers on the roster had 70+ performances. The other companies that had 25-30 performances had less than 30 dancers on the roster. I was just wondering why Sarasota was an outlier. Performances generate revenue, so I was curious how a smallish number of performances was able to pay the salaries of one of the largest (in terms of number of dancers) companies in the US.
Sarasota isn't an AGMA company, so I haven't been able to find an employment contract online. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps some of the Sarasota dancers listed on the roster might be part-time dancers. If they are all fully-employed by the company, then Sarasota dancers must have very low salaries, their ticket prices must be very high, or they are well endowed. (perhaps I should add ticket prices to my research spreadsheet...)