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The Upstate’s resident professional ballet company


Carolina Ballet Theatre, the Upstate’s Resident Professional Ballet Company, is celebrating it's 45th year! CBT is led by Artistic Director, Hernan Justo and performs a wide array of dance programming ranging from classical to contemporary dance.  Founded in 1972, CBT transitioned to a residential professional company in 2000. The company is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that has become a significant contributor to Greenville’s vibrant arts community by exercising its mission. 

CBT’s mission is to engage, entertain, and educate its audience through the dynamic medium of dance. CBT provides Greenville with resident professional and internationally acclaimed dancers from well-adored dance companies, showcasing artistry and diversity in choreography and production.

Thanks to CBT’s committed Board of Directors, volunteers, individual and corporate sponsors, the company is flourishing and able to provide professional performances, masterclasses, and quality educational programs for participants to experience the joy and magic of live dance - regardless of financial or socioeconomic barriers.

2017-18 SEASON:

Carolina Ballet Theatre has one of the most exciting seasons to date for 2017-18!

Snow White the Ballet, Sept 29-30, Peace Center Gunter Theatre
*Featuring a $10 Educational Show*
Carolina Ballet Theatre's Snow White the Ballet is a unique retelling of the classic fairytale. Traditionally, the story portrays the deep envy of the wicked stepmother and the evil that ensues. Carolina Ballet Theatre's imaginative adaption of the classic favorite beautifully captures both the comedic side of the dwarfs and wicked stepmother and the innocence of Snow White. 

The Nutcracker, Dec 22-23, Peace Center Concert Hall
Highlights - The one and only Herman Cornejo, Principal from ABT along with his sister, Principal at Boston Ballet, Erica Cornejo will be performing opening night. In addition, CBT has partnered with SC Football Hall of Fame to reveal sports athletes who will dance, along with 150+ dancers and ~ saving the sweetest news for last ~ The Meyer Center for Special Children will have 10 of their students dancing in the performances! To read more about the production, click the below Nutcracker link.

School of Hard Rocks, March 10th, Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Highlights - An anti-bullying and inclusion message ribbons throughout this piece, staged at an inner city school for the arts. Artistic Director Hernan Justo creates this all new rock ballet which features musicians, dancers, visual artists and performers to show how art heals a school and community. This is a must see!

In addition, CBT will be performing at various locations throughout the Upstate this season. The Season's mantra is: Make Meaningful Movement. Community shows will include Black & Beautiful, A Tribute to African-American Dancers in February along with initiatives on mental health awareness and inclusion. 

NEW THIS SEASON - Become a VIP Season Ticket Holder and receive 25% off all purchases. To learn more or take advantage of this savings, contact the box office at 864-467-3000.

To learn more about CBT, or to become involved with the company, please visit