The School of Carolina Ballet


Registration is now open for dancers of all ages and experience levels. Classes will begin September 13, 2021! Enroll Now!

CB School of Ballet

Developing Excellence

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 knowledgeable professional dancers and ballet masters in the country. In addition to learning from working professionals, Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director, Zalman Raffael, will guest teach classes for advanced students. The curriculum is based on the shared history of the teachers’ careers which span working with such companies as the NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Béjart Ballet of the 20th Century and of course the 21 year history of Carolina Ballet.

Accepting Students 6 and up!

  • Carolina Ballet professional dancers and ballet masters
  • Conditioning classes with Marcelo Martinez
  • Contemporary and Hip Hop classes
  • Pas de deux classes with Carolina Ballet professional men
  • Audition & perform in Carolina Ballet productions
  • Men’s class with Richard Krusch
  • Guest teachers/artists throughout the year


Learn from the Best

Carolina Ballet is the regions only professional ballet company and launched The School of Carolina Ballet in September 2018.

Whether pursuing a professional track, or simply interested in studying dance, students will develop the technique and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal goals learning from our Artistic Directors, Ballet Masters and Dancers.

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 a guest teacher for the more advanced students.

Classes range from introductory with no previous ballet necessary for ages 6-7 up through the most advanced classes for 14-18 year olds to Pre-Professional. 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. In addition, advanced students will be the first in consideration as Apprentices for the professional company leading to company membership.

Scholarships will be available on a merit basis.


Contact Shelley Jacobsson, Director of School Operations at (919) 747-8459 or   EMAIL SHELLEY

The School of Carolina Ballet