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Carolina Ballet will stage Handel's Messiah, choreographed by Robert Weiss, on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Messiah Is Stunning

November 24, 2017

The Carolina Ballet’s version of Handel’s Messiah, which opened on Nov. 22nd and runs for four more performances on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is a brilliant representation of the arts of dance, music, art, literature. This holiday tour de force, directed and choreographed by Robert Weiss, with assistance from choreographers Timour Bourtasenkov, Amy… Read More ›

WTF’s Dance Revue, Music and the Mirror, Brings Broadway Songs to Life in a New Way

Broadway show tunes come to life in a new way in the Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Music and the Mirror, a full-length revue told entirely in dance. Think of it as a Broadway’s greatest hits cabaret act, but skilled vocalists are replaced by skilled dancers. Solo, duo, trio, and larger group pieces are set… Read More ›

NC Dance Festival Announces 2016-17 Season Artists and NCDA/NCDF New Works Award

The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) announces the featured artists and dates for the Festival’s 26th season, kicking off in September 2016! Each year, the NC Dance Festival, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Project, brings professional modern and contemporary dance choreography from NC artists to audiences across the state. A panel of NCDF adjudicators selects… Read More ›

Dance Workshops in the Fosse and Blankenbuehler Styles

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents  Dance Workshops in the Fosse and Blankenbuehler Styles Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm)  and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at… Read More ›

A Death in the Family: Viki Atkinson

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright container can contain! Of her choice virtues only gods should speak, Or English poets who grew up on Greek (I’d have them sing… Read More ›

American Dance Festival Announces 2016 Season, June 16-July 30

DANCE COMPANIES FROM FRANCE, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, AND US PERFORMANCES IN THIRTEEN VENUES 5 ADF Debuts | 9 ADF Commissioned World Premieres | 2 US Premieres Durham, NC – Jodee Nimerichter, Director of the American Dance Festival (ADF), today announced the schedule for the 2016 festival, ADF‘s 83rd season, running June 16-July 30. The summer includes… Read More ›

American Dance Festival 2016 Season Dedicated to Judith Sagan

Durham, NC, February 16, 2016-The American Dance Festival (ADF) will dedicate its 83rd season to long-time friend and supporter of ADF, Judith Sagan. The ceremony honoring Sagan will be held Thursday, June 16th at 8:00pm prior to the season opening performance of Pilobolus at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Born in 1928, Judy started ballet… Read More ›

Dance Project Announces Leadership Change

Dance Project, a nonprofit organization based in Greensboro, NC, has announced the selection of Lauren Trollinger Joyner and Anne Morris as the new Co-Directors of the organization, effective July 1, 2015. Dance Project Founder and Executive/Artistic Director Jan Van Dyke announced her intentions to step down from her position earlier this year, in light of… Read More ›

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will perform "Move Live on Tour" twice on Sunday

Superstar Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough Will Star in “Move Live on Tour” on June 29th at DPAC

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present two performances of Move Live on Tour, starring superstar siblings Julianne Hough, 25, and Derek Hough, 29, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th, in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the Bull City’s American Tobacco Historic District downtown. Move Live on Tour is a complete stage… Read More ›

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Russia in Raleigh Collaboration Brings Discounts to Russian-related Events

The North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Ballet announce Russia in Raleigh, an exciting collaboration that brings you discounts to numerous Russian-related events in the capital city.

Carolina Ballet Rubies

CAROLINA BALLET presents George BalanchineRubies

CAROLINA BALLET TO OPEN 16TH SEASON WITH AN EVENING OF BALLETS BY GEORGE BALANCHINE Groundbreaking Rubies to Highlight Program RALEIGH, NC –— Carolina Ballet opens its 16th season October 10, 2013 with a program of ballets by George Balanchine, arguably the greatest choreographer of the 20th century and founding artistic director of New York City… Read More ›

The Beautiful Sedation of the The Paul Taylor Dance Company

It was the first time I’d seen Paul Taylor Dance Company live. It’s simply never worked with my schedule to be there. (Last year when they were performing at ADF I was watching the world’s greatest tap dancers in Chicago.) I’ve heard the company recommended as a great introduction to modern dance, especially for those… Read More ›

New Morrisville Dance Studio Grand Opening

New Dance Studio offering a unique experience in dance, music, and yoga coming to Morrisville, NC.

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 ›

Tickets for the 2013 American Dance Festival Available May 13th.

  Tickets for the 2013 American Dance Festival (ADF) 80th Anniversary Season will go on sale Monday, May 13 at 10:00am. The 2013 ADF 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 making work today. The season… Read More ›




Classic Ballets from the Company’s Repertoire Highlight the Roster for 16th Season RALEIGH, NC – – – Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up of programs for the 2013-2014 season. With an extensive repertory, after fifteen seasons, Carolina Ballet is showcasing several its most popular works, choreographed by artistic director Robert Weiss. Weiss will… Read More ›

The ArtsCenter and Carrboro Modern Dance Company Announce Partnership

  The boards of directors of The ArtsCenter and the Carrboro Modern Dance Company have announced an agreement by which Carrboro Modern Dance Company has become an independent component of The ArtsCenter. “The arrangement will permit Carrboro Modern Dance Company to become part of The ArtsCenter while retaining its own brand and board,” ArtsCenter Executive… 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 ›

North Carolina Dance Alliance Celebrates 30 Years at Annual Event

The North Carolina Dance Alliance (NCDA) is celebrating 30 years of serving and supporting the development of dance in North Carolina at its Annual Event on October 20-21, 2012. “Moving Forward, Looking Back”

Carrboro Modern Dance Company Open House

Carrboro Modern Dance Company to hold Open House at The ArtsCenter on September 23rd A day of dance: this introduction to the workings of the newly formed Carrboro Modern Dance Company will include dance classes for adults by instructor William Commander and for children by Mary Grady Norkus of Dancentre in Chapel Hill and co-founder with… Read More ›

American Dance Festival Week 3: Hubbard Street and Monica Bill Barnes

Friday, June 29 & Saturday, June 30 at 8 pm | Durham Performing Arts Center Post Performance Discussion: Friday, June 29 As a repertory company with unparalleled versatility, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago remains one of the most original and forward-thinking contemporary dance companies.   Tickets are just $18-51! Inside Insights video | more info | buy tickets Sunday, July 1 – Tuesday,… Read More ›


The American Dance Festival (ADF) is proud to announce the official grand opening of the Samuel H. Scripps Studios, located at 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC.


The Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive Program for young dancers will begin its third season on Monday, June 18, 2012. Once again Carolina Ballet and Saint Mary’s School are collaborating on this summer intensive which attracts young dancers to the Raleigh area from all around the country. “Our partnership with Saint Mary’s has been terrific,” says artistic director Robert Weiss. “We are so lucky to have their beautiful campus be home to the dancers for the five weeks they are here.”


American Dance Festival Opens This Week

  The 2012 American Dance Festival opens this Thursday and will present four incredible performances each weekend during the month of June at DPAC. The 2012 season opens on Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm with an exciting one-night-only performance of Doug Elkins & Friends’ Fräulein Maria, a hilarious rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless… Read More ›

American Dance Festival


The American Dance Festival (ADF), recognized as “an international destination for modern dance,” is pleased to announce its 79th season of presenting the world’s most dynamic and innovative modern dance. The 2012 season, which runs Thursday, June 14-Saturday, July 28 in Durham


During the upcoming 2012-2013 season Carolina Ballet, the Triangle area’s professional ballet company, will celebrate yet another milestone, its 15th anniversary.

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North Carolina Dance Alliance

Two Raleigh Artists Honored in Statewide Dance Awards

The North Carolina Dance Alliance (NCDA) is pleased to announce the 2011 recipients of two of the most prestigious honors in North Carolina’s dance community.


Carolina Ballet will give a nod to the great Russian choreographer, Marius Petipa, when it presents Black and White Swan to open its 14th season September 15-October 2, 2011 at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.