Over the past 20 years, Carolina Ballet has brought ballet to tens of thousands of people across North Carolina. Through our collaborations with many corporations, foundations and individuals, we have introduced ballet to many people who have never seen it before—ages ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens—by traveling the state with such programs as Dancers in Schools, Cartwheels, Grow up Great, Moving Bodies/Learning Minds (through the Kennedy Center), Leadership Raleigh, and student matinees for The Nutcracker.
Carolina Ballet is constantly striving to show just how accessible this rich art form can be for people of all ages and backgrounds. Classical, theatrical dance is beautiful movement to beautiful music, sometimes with a story and sometimes just for the sheer joy of the dance. As with all great artistic endeavors, ballet gives us the opportunity to open our minds to the possibility of hope, peace and harmony. It entertains the highest sense of who we can be as humans. Reaching out to more and more people is always at the forefront of our thinking. This campaign will help us to continue to achieve this goal.