Carolina Ballet is best known for delivering lavish renditions of the classics—Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella—full-length story ballets reinterpreted for a mid-size company. Some are original creations by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and some are built upon previous versions by 20th century ballet masters such as George Balanchine or Marius Petipa. The company’s seasons generally include a half dozen or so of these productions as well as work by principal guest choreographer and Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett.
While the company’s technically virtuosic style draws primarily from the classical dance tradition, Weiss shows a penchant for great masters of visual arts, literature and music as well, having filled out the company’s repertoire with new pieces inspired by the works of Picasso, Monet, Tolstoy, Shakespeare and Stravinsky among others. His internationally lauded Messiah, set to George Frideric Handel’s majestic oratorio and first performed in 1998, still remains one of the company’s most popular productions.
Carolina Ballet Information
- Public Transportation: Accessible by bus
- Handicapped Accessible: Yes
- Hours: Performance schedule is generally Thursday through Sunday
- Admission: Single tickets are $18 – $63.Military discounts available. College students are eligible to get $10 tickets. Discounts for groups of 10 or more
- Membership: Subscriptions: 5-show ($70 – $280), 6-show ($84 – $336), and 7-show ($98 – $392). Flex Subscriptions: 7 tickets ($259), 6 tickets ($222), 5 tickets ($185)
- Other Benefits: Subscriber benefits include free ticket exchanges, lost ticket replacement, and 10% discount on additional tickets.