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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

October 14, 2018

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 ›

Carolina Ballet will will conclude its two-week run of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers on Sept. 29th and 30th in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Armes Photography)

Spartacus & Phrygia’s Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez Steal the Show from The Firebird at the Carolina Ballet

The Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season opened on Thursday, Sept. 20th, with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers. The diverse ballets are currently being performed in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, with performances running through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Although listed… Read More ›

Raja Feather Kelly (photo by Kate Enman)

Coming Home Showcased the Best of the Best ADF Alumni on June 23rd and 24th in Durham

A futurific statement that fuses styles, a performance piece that satirizes TEDx, a clothing switch that indicates something deeper, a beat boy with a sense of humor, and a finely timed clockwork piece that steals your breath. These are the creative works produced when the American Dance Festival invites a select group of ADF alumni… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Unfolds Like a Dream at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

You know the story: good fairy/bad fairy, royals out of control, punishment by spells, kiss from a true love. The story ends happily, but there are plenty of dramatic moments. Some of those moments even include a dragon. However, in the Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, it’s the comedic moments that shine. It’s the end of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's Serenade April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Even though we cover the Carolina Ballet regularly, we seldom get a peek behind the scenes like a dress rehearsal. On Wednesday night, we were treated to a spectacularly danced ballet with high octane, an incredible intensity, and emotional impact. Though the title ballet, choreographed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, is George Balanchine’s first dance… Read More ›