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In Night, Carolina Ballet principal Margaret Severin Hansen is lifted by soloists Sam Ainley and Miles Sollars-White and company members Christian Gutierrez and Luke Potgeiter (photo by Chris Walt)

Carolina Ballet’s Love in the Times of the Day Is This Year’s Best Valentine’s Day Gift

February 1, 2019

New ballets are always exciting, particularly the creations that the team at the Carolina Ballet choreograph each year. The latest, unveiled by artistic director Robert Weiss on Jan. 31st is without a doubt the nicest Valentine’s month surprise the are will probably have this season. A sumptuous, sweet, moving, and romantic tribute to the emotion… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Is Classical and Captivating Christmas Fare in the Triangle

“How did he do that? Where did he go?” The little girl’s question during the opening scene of the Carolina Ballet’s classical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, says everything about the magic of the season. There’s no one who does a better job than bringing the season alive in the Triangle area than Robert Weiss’ enchantingly… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will perform Gustav Holst's The Planets, choreographed by Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael, and featuring mobiles by Guy Solie, on Nov. 21 and 23-25 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Planets Are in Perfect Alignment on
Nov. 21-25 at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh

Robert Weiss and the Carolina Ballet rarely fail to provide a night of beautiful dance, and interesting couplings and their current performance of The Planets extended that winning streak. There’s been a subtle shift in positions in the ballet itself, with departures and arrivals; some new dancers share the spotlight with principal dancers in different… Read More ›

The cast included (from left) Yatish Yerramola, Vishaal Chaganti, Esha Shakthy, and Neha Ramkumar

Rangeela Revisited Brought Bollywood Delights to the Cary Arts Center on Nov. 16th

Talented high school students and professional dancers shared the stage at the Cary Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 16th, for a thoroughly delightful Bollywood version of a high school musical. Produced by Aakriti Kathak Academy and OORJA Productions and sponsored by local Cary companies, Rangeela Revisited | Bollywood Broadway Show | Teen Romantic Comedy raised… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present Lynne Taylor-Corbett's Dracula on Oct. 11-14, 20-21, and 27-28 in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

Carolina Ballet’s Dracula Swoops into Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center, Just in Time for Halloween

This Halloween season’s signature spooky ballet opened on Thursday night as Tropical Storm Michael ravaged the Triangle area with winds and rain, but on Saturday night the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater crowd was filled with appreciative ballet enthusiasts who gathered to watch magnificent Carolina Ballet principal dancer Marcelo Martinez recreate his role as Count Dracula…. Read More ›