Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet Carolina Ballet is a world-class professional ballet company based in Raleigh, NC. Founded in 1998 by Artistic Director Robert Weiss, and now under the Artistic Direction of Zalman Raffael, the company performs over 80 exciting shows a season.
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Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged over 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary, has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country.

Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged over 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary, has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country.

Mission: Carolina Ballet's mission is to perform world-class professional ballet, entertaining and enlightening audiences in Raleigh, the Triangle region, the State of North Carolina, and beyond. It will accomplish this mission by: Presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; Commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; Educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities; Attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors. Follow us on Twitter @CarolinaBallet!

Operating as usual

We are excited to start working on The Nutcracker presented by @pncbank this week! PNC Duke Energy Center for the Perfor...
11/02/2020

We are excited to start working on The Nutcracker presented by @pncbank this week!
PNC Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts WRAL TV City of Raleigh - Government

Happy Halloween from Carolina Ballet! 👻🩰🎃
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from Carolina Ballet! 👻🩰🎃

Some beautiful shots of our dancers as we celebrate World Ballet Day! #worldballetday This year we are so appreciative o...
10/29/2020

Some beautiful shots of our dancers as we celebrate World Ballet Day! #worldballetday
This year we are so appreciative of all the love and support the ballet has received from the community 💗

We could not imagine a holiday season without The Nutcracker presented by PNC. Don’t forget to tune in to WRAL on Decemb...
10/29/2020

We could not imagine a holiday season without The Nutcracker presented by PNC. Don’t forget to tune in to WRAL on December 25 at 7 pm. Thank you WRAL TV and PNC for making this holiday tradition possible. Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

#carolinaballet #ballet #raleigh #worldwideballet #pointe #balletphotography #oakcity

Photo: Rachel Neville

10/27/2020

A peek into rehearsals for Snow White last week!

Courtney Schenberger and Sam Ainley in rehearsal for Spring
10/27/2020

Courtney Schenberger and Sam Ainley in rehearsal for Spring

Our dancers will continue to work on Four Seasons this week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see new behind the scen...
10/25/2020

Our dancers will continue to work on Four Seasons this week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see new behind the scenes footage!

Photo: Rachel Neville

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Michele Weathers, on being named one of Triangle Business Journal 2020 Women ...
10/23/2020

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Michele Weathers, on being named one of Triangle Business Journal 2020 Women In Business Award winners. Each year, TBJ chooses to recognize women who have demonstrated leadership and service in the Triangle. Fifth Third Bank BASF #TriBizWIB

Another day of Four Seasons rehearsal complete!
10/23/2020

Another day of Four Seasons rehearsal complete!

Congratulations to Debra Austin on the 2020 Raleigh Medal of Arts. She has done so much for our community and we are so ...
10/23/2020

Congratulations to Debra Austin on the 2020 Raleigh Medal of Arts. She has done so much for our community and we are so thankful to have her at Carolina Ballet.

10/22/2020

Pablo Perez working with the Corps ladies of Winter in the Four Seasons

Carolina Ballet's cover photo
10/21/2020

Carolina Ballet's cover photo

A few shots from our afternoon rehearsals ✨
10/20/2020

A few shots from our afternoon rehearsals ✨

We want to congratulate our very own Debra Austin on winning the 2020 City of Raleigh Medal of Arts, recognizing outstan...
10/20/2020
2020 Medal of Arts Awardees

We want to congratulate our very own Debra Austin on winning the 2020 City of Raleigh Medal of Arts, recognizing outstanding contributions to our community through the arts. She was nominated by Rob Schantz.

https://raleighnc.gov/SupportPages/2020-medal-arts-awardees

ALERTS: COVID-19 All COVID-19 Related Info, including Face Coverings Proclamation Watch City Council Live: Work Session at 11:30 a.m. and Afternoon Session at 1 p.m.

Carolina Ballet's cover photo
10/20/2020

Carolina Ballet's cover photo

Everyone mark your calendars! Thank you to WRAL TVand PNC for making this incredible experience possible. We look forwar...
10/20/2020
WRAL, Carolina Ballet partner for 'Nutcracker' broadcast on Christmas :: Out and About at WRAL.com

Everyone mark your calendars! Thank you to WRAL TVand PNC for making this incredible experience possible. We look forward to bringing this holiday tradition to you ✨ Also, thanks to Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts for your hospitality!

On Christmas Night, December 25, WRAL will broadcast an exclusive TV event: The Nutcracker, presented by PNC Bank and performed by the Carolina Ballet, the area's only professional ballet company.

Although we won't be in the theatre this year, we are excited to announce, for the first time ever, we are partnering wi...
10/20/2020

Although we won't be in the theatre this year, we are excited to announce, for the first time ever, we are partnering with WRAL TV to broadcast a one-of-a-kind version of our iconic holiday classic, The Nutcracker presented by PNC. Tune in to WRAL on December 25 at 7 pm to travel to the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy right from your living room! Special thanks to our amazing supporters WRAL and PNC, and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts for making this possible!

Photo: Rachel Neville

Moments from the studio this week ✨
10/18/2020

Moments from the studio this week ✨

10/18/2020

Jan Burkhard and Yevgeny Shlapko in rehearsal for Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

Zalman Raffael in rehearsal for Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto
10/15/2020

Zalman Raffael in rehearsal for Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto

Our dancers continue to work on Four Seasons this week! Photo: Rachel Neville
10/15/2020

Our dancers continue to work on Four Seasons this week!

Photo: Rachel Neville

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more behind the scenes footage! ✨
10/13/2020

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more behind the scenes footage! ✨

Our dancers rehearsing Agon in the studio today
10/13/2020

Our dancers rehearsing Agon in the studio today

This week the dancers will begin rehearsing Four Seasons! Pictured is a shot from Winter. Photo: Rachel Neville
10/11/2020

This week the dancers will begin rehearsing Four Seasons! Pictured is a shot from Winter.

Photo: Rachel Neville

Our dancers preparing for class and rehearsals.
10/11/2020

Our dancers preparing for class and rehearsals.

Floating through the week ✨Photo: Rachel Neville
10/08/2020

Floating through the week ✨

Photo: Rachel Neville

Last weekend during Recognizing the Arts, Principal dancer Lara O’Brien took her final bow with Carolina Ballet. We are ...
10/07/2020

Last weekend during Recognizing the Arts, Principal dancer Lara O’Brien took her final bow with Carolina Ballet. We are grateful to have watched her dance so beautifully in our community for many years, inspiring others all around her. Congratulations on a wonderful career! 🌹

Photo: @newtim

We wrapped up another week of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto today! Photo: Nigel Armes
10/02/2020

We wrapped up another week of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto today!

Photo: Nigel Armes

#tututuesday for our second week of rehearsals! Photo: Rachel Neville Photography
09/30/2020

#tututuesday for our second week of rehearsals!

Photo: Rachel Neville Photography

09/26/2020

Recognizing the Arts was devised by Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Theatre as a thank you to our patrons for being loyal, engaged and constant in their support during these very difficult times. We thank them for bolstering Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Theatre and all of the Triangle arts organizations. We hope you enjoy, and thank you for watching!

If you're able, we humbly ask you to consider making a donation of any amount to Carolina Ballet. Donate online: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/carolinaballet

Credits:
David Hambridge- Cinematographer
Taylor Adams- Cinematography Associate
Maggie Lawson- Cinematography Associate
Eric Collins- Sound Designer
Matt Strampe- Production Manager
Ronald West- Project Manager

Special Thanks: Kerry Painter, Michelle Bradley, Rachel Rice, Michele Weathers, Elizabeth Doran, Sara Reichle, Danni Dichito, SarahAnne Perel, Patrick Shanahan

We are so happy to be back! The company has been rehearsing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto this week choreographed by Zalman...
09/25/2020

We are so happy to be back! The company has been rehearsing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto this week choreographed by Zalman Raffael ✨

Photo: @rachelnevillephoto

Reminder to order your dinner by 12pm today! Enhance your experience watching Recognizing the Arts this Saturday. See me...
09/24/2020

Reminder to order your dinner by 12pm today! Enhance your experience watching Recognizing the Arts this Saturday. See menu below 🩰

Eat Local + Support the Arts! Celebrate ‘Recognizing the Arts’ this Saturday at 7pm on our YouTube channel and order din...
09/22/2020

Eat Local + Support the Arts! Celebrate ‘Recognizing the Arts’ this Saturday at 7pm on our YouTube channel and order dinner to enhance your experience. A portion of all orders will support not only CB, but North Carolina Theatre and North Carolina Symphony as well. See the menu below.

We are feeling so grateful to be back in the studio. CB received this beautiful letter explaining the hope and joy we wo...
09/21/2020

We are feeling so grateful to be back in the studio. CB received this beautiful letter explaining the hope and joy we would like to continue to inspire, no matter the circumstances.

Address

3401 Atlantic Ave Ste 131
Raleigh, NC
27604

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(919) 719-0800

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About Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premier arts organizations, programming traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet was launched as a professional company in 1998 under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss. In 2019, Zalman Raffael became the Artistic Director/CEO joined by Michele Weathers as Executive Director. For more than 20 years, Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged over 100 world premiere ballets, and in 2018, chartered the School of Carolina Ballet. Since our inaugural season in 1998 the company has grown from 16 dancers and 5 apprentices dancing 3 programs, to 38 dancers performing 8 programs per season including the magical holiday tradition The Nutcracker.

Carolina Ballet’s vision is to remain one of the top ballet companies in America with national and international recognition, thus contributing to the enhanced reputation and ever-increasing quality of life in our community and the State of North Carolina.

Carolina Ballet’s mission is to perform world-class professional ballet, entertaining and enlightening audiences in Raleigh, the Triangle region, the State of North Carolina, and beyond. We hope to accomplish this mission by attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; and educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities.

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I just heard about the broadcast of your “Monet Impressions.” Will this be avsilable on YouTube or elsewhere online?
Carolina Ballet's Blue Jay Eyes, choreographed Mariana Oliveira, is available for viewing for a few days. I loved this piece so much, and it was part of the last show of the season. Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez are incredible. Do yourself a favor and watch:
Just took a few sweet moments to watch Rhapsody in Blue! Thank you, thank you!
Rhapsody in Blue was simply stunning, incredible, elegant and sophisticated. I truly enjoyed the performance on Saturday afternoon. You took me into another world, away from reality for a little while. Thank you.
Is there a limit on how many tickets one individual can pick up tomorrow morning for the free performance?
Have you seen this idea?
Could we please do the opening program one more time this weekend? I loved it so much and can't bear to say goodbye. :) I loved how brilliantly it was organized - the opening of "Classical Ballet" and "Rubies," the bookends of the program, was the same, with the dancers in a line holding hands aloft, women en pointe - but they couldn't have been more different, with "Thais" (last time to see Lara and Marcelo do it onstage in Fletcher!), "Stravinsky," and "Boriolage" taking us on such a journey. The five different ballets were like a five-pointed star, showcasing the versatility of both the company and its choreographers. Well done, Zaly, and thank you, Ricky! So excited for "Frankenstein" and "Rime," and the rest of the season!
Dawn Reno Langley's TRIANGLE REVIEW review of the Carolina Ballet's September 12-15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 production of RUBIES: http://triangleartsandentertainment.org/2019/09/carolina-ballets-opening-night-performance-of-george-balanchines-rubies-sparkled/
Dawn Reno Langley's TRIANGLE REVIEW review of the Carolina Ballet's March 7-24 production of AN EVENING OF BERNSTEIN & ROBBINS: http://triangleartsandentertainment.org/2019/03/scene-stealing-men-make-carolina-ballets-evening-of-bernstein-robbins-a-fun-high-energy-show/
Hello, I am trying to contact Executive Director, Group Tours Manager or Marketing Director for your exhibit. If you can have them email me ([email protected]) at their earliest convenience I would greatly appreciate it. Cheers! Chris
The Firebird The Firebird is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Michel Fokine, with a scenario by Alexandre Benois and Fokine based on the Russian fairy tales of the Firebird and the blessing and curse it possesses for its owner. When first performed at the Opéra de Paris on 25 June 1910, the work was an instant success with both audience and critics. The ballet has historic significance not only as Stravinsky's breakthrough piece, but also as the beginning of the collaboration between Diaghilev and Stravinsky that would also produce the acclaimed ballets Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913).
Loved the show!