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Celebration of Robert Weiss

Exclusive Performance

March 22, 2019, 8:30 PM
A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Please join us as we celebrate Robert “Ricky” Weiss’ 21 years as the Founding Artistic Director/CEO of Carolina Ballet. This exclusive performance will feature five Pas de Deux from the Ballet’s repertoire, choreographed by Ricky and performed by our Principal Dancers.

Meditation from Thais

Music: Jules Massenet


Sturmische Liebe

Music: Gustav Mahler


Endymion’s Sleep

Music: J. Mark Scearce


Poeme des Rivages

Music: Vincent d’Indy


La Maja

Music: Enrique Granados

During the past two years, Carolina Ballet has been planning Ricky’s move away from day-to-day business operations towards more time working in the ballet studio and on fundraising projects. As we are transitioning the leadership of the organization to Co-Artistic Director Zalman Raffael, we are excited to celebrate Ricky’s accomplishments and contributions with this special performance.


It is Ricky’s wish that–in addition to attending the event, or if you are unable to attend–you would consider making a gift in his honor to the Ballet’s Creative Capital Fund, giving us the artistic freedom necessary to take the company to new heights.


Following the performance, there will be a reception with assorted desserts and a champagne toast.



$150 (100% tax-deductible)
The location of your seats will be assigned based on the date of purchase.


Contact Mia Xavier, Individual Gifts Officer, at or call 919-747-8455.