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Carolina Ballet Principal Dancers to Perform in Belgium

Carolina Ballet announce principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Gabor Kapin have been invited to perform with the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Stars of rhythm tap to share the stage in a unique performance

North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival Faculty Concert  Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see some of the best tap dancers in the world together on one stage at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm. The performance is part of the annual North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, a collection of masters… Read More ›

American Dance Festival


celebrates 80 years of presenting, preserving, and promoting modern dance with six and a half weeks of performances that feature some of the most celebrated artists

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble prepares for RHYTHM EVOLVED

When I arrived at the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble studio rehearsal last Saturday, April 6, seniors Laura and Sarah and Assistant Director Rachel Team were finalizing costumes and plans for the upcoming show, Rhythm Evolved, coming to the Carolina Theatre on April 27th and 28th. Rachel told me that the seniors in the company… Read More ›

American Dance Festival 80th Anniversary Season Primer – 605 Collective and Pilobolus

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself since the festival doesn’t kick off until June 13, but it’s good to plan ahead for a busy summer of show-going. Moving into the first full week of the festival, ADF introduces 605 Collective, the first of 11 ADF debuts. The 5-member company  based in Canada will perform Audible,… Read More ›

American Dance Festival 80th Anniversary Season Primer – Shen Wei Dance Arts

In eager anticipation of the 9 American Dance Festival commissioned world premiers and 11 choreographer/company debuts in the ADF’s announcement, I am compiling a series of tidbits about the companies, their work to date, and their summer 2013 ADF offerings. The season opens with the company whose return I am most excited about. I was… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet offers unique opportunity for aspiring dancers

I visited the beautiful and spacious Carolina Ballet studios during the 2012 Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive where serious ballet students come to study with top professionals. On my visit I watched advanced students and company trainees sharpening skills in class with guest teacher Judith Fugate, former New York City Ballet principal dancer and co-artistic… Read More ›

The Many Sides of Robert Weiss

Opening night of An Evening of Robert Weiss demonstrated that as they begin their 15th anniversary season, Carolina Ballet will continue to keep audiences interested, entertained and educated. Dr. Robert Weiss, founding artistic director of Carolina Ballet, has created more than 45 pieces for the company in the last decade and a half, from short… Read More ›

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