Saturday, September 26 - 7:00pm

Recognizing the Arts

Principal Dancer, Lara O’Brien will take her final bow during the Red Hat Performance.
Lara grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois outside Chicago and has been with Carolina Ballet since 2001. She began dancing at age 8 and trained with the School of Ballet Chicago and the School of American Ballet in New York City. In 2000, Lara was the Dance American National Cultural Exchange scholarship student and was chosen to train at the Royal Danish Ballet for two months. In 2003 she was chosen by Lynne Taylor-Corbett to dance the lead in The Ugly Duckling. Lara has originated several principal roles by Robert Weiss, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Zalman Raffael, Marin Boieru, Attila Bongar and Tyler Walters and has danced several more by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Christopher Stowell.

Recognizing the Arts

Saturday, September 26 - 7:00pm

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!

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Credits:

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

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