The Company

Eugene C. Barnes, III

Eugene C. Barnes, III

From: Baltimore, Maryland
Joined: 2004

Eugene Barnes was born in Louisville, Kentucky but was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied dance for five years at Baltimore School for the Arts before joining Carolina Ballet. He spent two summers at Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive; one summer with San Francisco Ballet and one summer with the Dancer Theatre of Harlem. Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss invited Mr. Barnes to audition for the company after he participated in a master class Weiss was teaching in Baltimore in 2003. In 2009 he was promoted to soloist.

Originated Featured Roles 

Roles by Timour Bourtasenkov:
Dance for Piano and Violin

Roles by Lynne Taylor Corbett:
Nine by Twelve

Roles by Robert Weiss:
Wolf, Peter and the Wolf
Moving Life
A Dancerly Response

Roles by Tyler Walters:

Featured Roles with Carolina Ballet:

Agon (Pas de deux)
Divertimento #15
Phlematic, The Four Temperaments
Puck, Demetrius,  A Midsummer Night's Dream
Who Cares?

Lynne Taylor-Corbett:
Picnic on the Grass
King Winter, Ugly Duckling
Count Dracula, Arthur Holmwood, Dracula
Code of Silence

Robert Weiss:
Dancaire, Carmen
Prince Charming, Cinderella
Kastchei, Firebird
Tybalt, Paris, Romeo & Juliet
Caliban, Tempest Fantasy
Grosse Fuge
Time Gallery

Cavalier, Candy Canes, Chinese, Rat King, Nutcracker