You are the first reason we are able to celebrate 25 years of Carolina Ballet. Your heartfelt support for our core values is one of the many reasons why the Ballet will celebrate this milestone during our 2022-2023 Season.
The productions we present during this anniversary season will honor classical ballet traditions and present innovative new works, while increasing accessibility and highlighting acceptance for all.
We are dedicated to you and your ballet experience, and we hope you will continue to explore new horizons with us through ballet. Please enjoy this truly extraordinary 25th Anniversary Season!
Since 1998, Carolina Ballet has entertained, educated and uplifted audiences through classical ballet. A quarter century later, our mission remains the same. We strive to contribute to the ever-increasing quality of life in our beloved community and state. We are certain that you too will find at least 25 Reasons to celebrate Carolina Ballet’s 25th Anniversary!
The School of Carolina Ballet
The School of Carolina Ballet provides rigorous, comprehensive training from beginners to pre-professional. We commit to the well-being of our students personally, technically and artistically by offering classes taught by some of the most knowledgable professional dancers and ballet masters in the country.
The faculty includes Ballet Masters and Dancers of Carolina Ballet, including soloists and principals, along with some of the area’s most proficient teachers of contemporary and hip hop. In addition, on several occasions during the year, Artistic Director Zalman Raffael will be guest teacher for the more advanced students.
Classes range from introductory with no previous ballet necessary for ages 6 and up through the most advanced classes for 14-18 year olds. Dancers in the most advanced levels, will have the opportunity to rehearse with Carolina Ballet Dancers in certain productions and those deemed ready will also have performance opportunities.