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Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's ballet based Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream May 12-15 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Filled as it was with nods to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Carolina Ballet’s 2015-16 “Season of Drama” is ending appropriately with the delightful and magical ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as choreographed by the great George Balanchine. With this season’s offerings ranging from this light-and-lovely comedy to the darkly tragic… Read More ›

"Allegro Brillante" showcased the talents of ancers Richard Krusch and Margaret Severin-Hansen (photo by Armes Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s “Four Temperaments” Tantalizes

On Valentine’s Day, lovers and friends join together in a celebration of all that is romantic and beautiful in the world. What better place to celebrate that occasion than at a performance of the Carolina Ballet? To extend that feeling of love and romance, one only needs to take advantage of the three remaining performances… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet presented "Balanchine's Rubies" on Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27 in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh (photo by Tim Lytvinenko)

Carolina Ballet’s Presentation of “Balanchine’s Rubies” Included Some Rarely Seen Ballets

Carolina Ballet’s production of Balanchine’s Rubies, a program of works by George Balanchine presented Oct. 10-27 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, offered a diverse sampling of the master choreographer’s style, including some rarely seen ballets. All of the ballets were, for the most part, quite successful. Raymonda Variations found the corps de ballet, clad in… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet and the Gift of Balanchine

Although choreography by George Balanchine has been a part of the Carolina Ballet repertoire for all of its fourteen seasons, these performances continue to be a rare treat. Unlike the work in literature or on canvas of great artists, a dance is fleeting. On opening night of Carolina Ballet’s A Balanchine Celebration the dancers captured… Read More ›


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.”