Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet Carolina Ballet is a professional ballet company based in Raleigh. Founded in 1998 by Robert Weiss Professional Ballet Company
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01/05/2024

We look at our state's flourishing performing arts sector

01/02/2024

As the year comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who has attended performances of the 23/24 Season so far. If you haven’t had a chance, no worries, there are still plenty of opportunities this Spring. From Rhapsody in Blue to Cinderella, there is something for everyone. Visit our website for more information today. 🩵

Celebrating a year of Enchantment and Elegance // As we approach the end of another remarkable year at Carolina Ballet, ...
12/28/2023

Celebrating a year of Enchantment and Elegance // As we approach the end of another remarkable year at Carolina Ballet, we celebrate the successes made possible by your support. Each pirouette, grand jete, and graceful performance is a testament to the support and generosity of our community.

Carolina Ballet thrives not just on the applause at the end of each performance, but also on the kind support of our audience members. Your contributions enable us to maintain the high standards of our productions, support our talented dancers, and ensure the art of ballet continues to enrich the cultural fabric of the Triangle area.

As the year concludes, we invite you to consider a year-end donation before December 31st.

On behalf of our dancers and staff, thank you for all your support and for keeping the tradition of ballet alive and flourishing.

https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/carolinaballet/mobile

Registration is open for the  2024 Audition Tour! Be sure to secure your spot today as auditions begin on January 6th, 2...
12/28/2023

Registration is open for the 2024 Audition Tour! Be sure to secure your spot today as auditions begin on January 6th, 2024 ✨

Our summer intensive offers serious dance students extraordinary opportunities to train, rehearse, and perform alongside the professional dancers of Carolina Ballet.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION | June 24 – July 27, 2024
Train with renowned faculty of experienced professionals including and Artistic Director of Carolina Ballet, Zalman Raffael; and the artistic staff and Principal Dancers of Carolina Ballet. Past guest faculty have included Ashley Bouder, Principal dancer, New York City Ballet, Megan Fairchild, principal dancer New York City Ballet, Michael Vernon, Chair of the Department of Ballet, Indiana University and Olga Kostritzky, world-renown ballet teacher/mistress, Suki Schorer, former principal dancer New York City Ballet and Brown Foundation Senior Faculty Chair, SAB and Helene Alexopolous.

Perform repertory and new choreography in the final performances at the Fletcher Opera Theater.

12/25/2023

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts!💙

We're partnering with the Interfaith Food Shuttle to provide food and other items that our community members need most, ...
12/20/2023

We're partnering with the Interfaith Food Shuttle to provide food and other items that our community members need most, including but not limited to proteins like peanut butter or tuna, healthy snacks, and canned fruits or vegetables. (Click here for the full list).

Donate 6 items to receive $15 off* per ticket.

Wednesday, December 20th at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets can be purchased over the phone in advance at 919-719-0900. Donated items will be collected at the theater or can be brought to the Carolina Ballet Box Office when purchasing tickets.

Already have tickets and still want to help those in need?
Donation boxes will be available at the theatre for all performances.

*Offer valid by phone only. Golden Circle and Zone 6 tickets not included.
Not valid on previous purchases.

12/19/2023

IMPORTANT Info on entry requirements, security screening/bag size requirements, and tickets for this week's events
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Community Performance // As a gift to our community, we are pleased to announce this year’s community performance of Act...
12/14/2023

Community Performance // As a gift to our community, we are pleased to announce this year’s community performance of Act II of The Nutcracker, which takes place tomorrow, Friday, December 15th at 11:00am. Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.

Come to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium’s Box Office tomorrow morning starting at 10:00am, where up to 1,000 complimentary tickets will be available for the matinee performance.

This enchanting event is proudly sponsored by PNC Bank, whose generous support makes it possible to share this holiday masterpiece with everyone.

12/14/2023

Carolina Ballet's The Nutcracker starts today! Enjoy this classic in from Dec. 14-24.
🎟️ Tickets + more info https://bit.ly/3GiCXLz

The Nutcracker presented by  opens THIS Thursday at  💛 Get your tickets to this wonderful holiday tradition by using the...
12/11/2023

The Nutcracker presented by opens THIS Thursday at 💛 Get your tickets to this wonderful holiday tradition by using the link in our bio or by calling the Carolina Ballet Box Office at 919-719-0900

Today’s question: When did Mother Ginger first appear in a Nutcracker ballet?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYTD66W

There are 6 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new quiz question and an opportunit...
12/09/2023

There are 6 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new quiz question and an opportunity to win a prize.

Today's question: Which one of our dancers performed in both Carolina Ballet's first Nutcracker production and will also perform in this year's production?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3QNKQM

Only 7 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new question and a prize.Today’s questio...
12/08/2023

Only 7 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new question and a prize.

Today’s question:
Who brings the nutcracker to Clara at the party?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJ2F29J

The Nutcracker presented by PNC opens in less than a week! Be sure to get your tickets to this wonderful holiday traditi...
12/08/2023

The Nutcracker presented by PNC opens in less than a week! Be sure to get your tickets to this wonderful holiday tradition today

The Nutcracker evokes familiar, yet nostalgic holiday activities that will bring back memories of past childhood Christmases that are still relevant for children and families today. Carolina Ballet will continue to refresh the production with new choreography, sets, costumes, and the return of Mother Ginger!

Performances will run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium featuring a live symphony orchestra 💙

Only 9 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Every day, you get a new question and a chance to win grea...
12/05/2023

Only 9 days left of our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Every day, you get a new question and a chance to win great prizes.

Today's question: Which magical kingdom does Clara visit in her dream?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJ6YDGX

12/05/2023

Visit wralfm.com to enter for a chance to see Carolina Ballet's reimagined Nutcracker at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium starting 12/14 - 12/24!

The Nutcracker presented by PNC opens in less than a week! Be sure to get your tickets to this wonderful holiday traditi...
12/04/2023

The Nutcracker presented by PNC opens in less than a week! Be sure to get your tickets to this wonderful holiday tradition today

DECEMBER 14-24, 2023 // First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into modern times.

The Nutcracker evokes familiar, yet nostalgic holiday activities that will bring back memories of past childhood Christmases that are still relevant for children and families today. Carolina Ballet will continue to refresh the production with new choreography, sets, costumes, and the return of Mother Ginger!

Performances will run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium featuring a live symphony orchestra 💙 https://www.carolinaballet.com/the-nutcracker

Join us in a magical countdown to The Nutcracker with our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new qu...
12/02/2023

Join us in a magical countdown to The Nutcracker with our 12 Days of Nutcracker quiz challenge! Each day brings a new question, a chance to win delightful prizes, and a step closer to the enchanting world of ballet.

Today's question: Tchaikovsky used a new instrument for the first time in the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." What's the instrument called?

Answer by following the link! 💗 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G68FHF9

DECEMBER 14-24, 2023 // Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracker. First performed in December 2022, this new p...
12/01/2023

DECEMBER 14-24, 2023 // Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracker. First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into modern times.

The Nutcracker evokes familiar, yet nostalgic holiday activities that will bring back memories of past childhood Christmases that are still relevant for children and families today. Carolina Ballet will continue to refresh the production with new choreography, sets, costumes, and the return of Mother Ginger!

Performances will run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium featuring a live symphony orchestra 💙 https://www.carolinaballet.com/the-nutcracker

11/29/2023
The Nutcracker presented by PNC BankDecember 14th through the 24th // First performed in December 2022, this new product...
11/27/2023

The Nutcracker presented by PNC Bank
December 14th through the 24th // First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into modern times.
The Nutcracker evokes familiar, yet nostalgic holiday activities that will bring back memories of past childhood Christmases that are still relevant for children and families today. Carolina Ballet will continue to refresh the production with new choreography, sets, costumes, and the return of Mother Ginger!

The program features a live Symphony Orchestra

Grab your tickets today!

The Nutcracker Presented by; December 14-24, 2023 Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracker. First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into...

The Nutcracker presented by PNC from December 14th through the 24th // Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracke...
11/24/2023

The Nutcracker presented by PNC from December 14th through the 24th // Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracker. First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into modern times.

The Nutcracker evokes familiar, yet nostalgic holiday activities that will bring back memories of past childhood Christmases that are still relevant for children and families today. Carolina Ballet will continue to refresh the production with new choreography, sets, costumes, and the return of Mother Ginger!

The program features a live symphony orchestra at Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

Grab your tickets today!

The Nutcracker Presented by; December 14-24, 2023 Experience Carolina Ballet’s reimagined Nutcracker. First performed in December 2022, this new production is the Ballet’s most-attended Nutcracker ever. Our new production stays true to the original story as it moves this holiday classic into...

Thank you to all who came to see Vivaldi’s Four Seasons last weekend. We enjoyed sharing this program with you and hope ...
11/24/2023

Thank you to all who came to see Vivaldi’s Four Seasons last weekend. We enjoyed sharing this program with you and hope to see you all at The Nutcracker presented by , which opens on December 14th 🌟Check out more details using the link in our bio

11/24/2023
Come see our last performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons today at 2pm. The program features a premiere of Death and the M...
11/19/2023

Come see our last performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons today at 2pm. The program features a premiere of Death and the Maiden choreographed by as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s The American, both pictured here. It’s the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Grab your tickets using the link in our bio. 🍂🍁

and Chris Walt Photography

Our dancers love getting facials and spa treatments from our wonderful sponsor Synergy Face + Body✨ Cheers to opening th...
11/15/2023

Our dancers love getting facials and spa treatments from our wonderful sponsor Synergy Face + Body✨ Cheers to opening the Four Seasons tomorrow and Synergy opening their incredible Wake Forest location.

11/13/2023
Myth and Movement in Death and the Maiden // As part of the Vivaldi's Four Seasons program from November 16th to Novembe...
11/11/2023

Myth and Movement in Death and the Maiden // As part of the Vivaldi's Four Seasons program from November 16th to November 19th, we are delighted to include a World Premiere ballet, Death and the Maiden, by guest choreographer Julien Guérin.

Death and the Maiden is an exploration of love's darkest consequences. With music by Franz Schubert based on the poem by Matthias Claudius, dance is the language through which we witness a young girl's entanglement with a compelling yet toxic love story. The piece prompts us to look into our own lives, resonating with the power of love and the choices we make in our own lives.

Julien Guérin's journey in dance began at 9 years old at France's La Rochelle Conservatory and continued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP). After joining the Junior Ballet in Paris, Guérin's talent took him to stages across the Atlantic with the Atlantic Southeast Ballet and later to prominent companies like the English National Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. As a choreographer, Guérin's innovative works have been showcased worldwide, earning him accolades such as a nomination for the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons opens this Thursday and runs through Sunday, November 19th // The Four Seasons is a masterpiece t...
11/11/2023

Vivaldi's Four Seasons opens this Thursday and runs through Sunday, November 19th // The Four Seasons is a masterpiece that showcases Vivaldi's extraordinary talent for musical storytelling, making it a timeless and cherished piece in the classical music repertoire. It has been widely performed and admired for centuries, continuing to captivate audiences with its vivid depiction of the changing seasons. The program will also feature Death and the Maiden, a world-premiere ballet by guest choreographer Julien Guérin and The American by Christopher Wheeldon. This well-rounded program will tap into all the facets that make a great repertory performance at Carolina Ballet -- This program features live music at Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts
Grab your tickets today by calling 919-719-0900 or by visiting the link below. https://www.carolinaballet.com/vivaldis-four-seasons

Buy Carolina Ballet presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons tickets at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts (fka Duke Energy) in Raleigh, NC for Nov 16, 2023 07:30 PM at Ticketmaster.

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About Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premier arts organizations, programming traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet was launched as a professional company in 1998 under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss. In 2019, Zalman Raffael became the Artistic Director/CEO joined by Michele Weathers as Executive Director. For more than 20 years, Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged over 100 world premiere ballets, and in 2018, chartered the School of Carolina Ballet. Since our inaugural season in 1998 the company has grown from 16 dancers and 5 apprentices dancing 3 programs, to 38 dancers performing 8 programs per season including the magical holiday tradition The Nutcracker.

Carolina Ballet’s vision is to remain one of the top ballet companies in America with national and international recognition, thus contributing to the enhanced reputation and ever-increasing quality of life in our community and the State of North Carolina.

Carolina Ballet’s mission is to perform world-class professional ballet, entertaining and enlightening audiences in Raleigh, the Triangle region, the State of North Carolina, and beyond. We hope to accomplish this mission by attracting, developing, and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; and educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities.