The Upstate’s resident professional ballet company
The 46th year of The Carolina Ballet Theatre will feature one of the most unique seasons ever, with six performances: three family-oriented inspired by classic Disney stories, three community-driven raising awareness about causes worth celebrating, and one incredible fundraiser. Our artistry will on full display with collaborations from top choreographers and world-renowned guest artists. From The Peace Center, the KROC Center, to The Wilkins House, each performance—be they classic fairy tales for the family or spooky costume parties for adults—highlights a part of the Upstate that we are all proud to call home.
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.
Carolina Ballet Theatre has one of the most exciting seasons to date for 2018-19!
Peter Pan the Ballet
Gunter Theatre • September 28 – 29, 2018
Featuring a $10 Educational Show on Friday, September 28th at 10 am
Peter Pan the Ballet is a retelling of Sir James Barrie’s classic play about the boy who never grew up and the adventures that ensue. Sure to delight the young and young-at-heart, Peter Pan will land in Greenville for a special school show September 28th, followed by two full performances on the 29th. Directed by acclaimed choreographer Laszlo Berdo and featuring a special guest, be sure to clap your hands if you believe and think happy thoughts because time will certainly stop for this performance.
The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Peace Center • November 23 & 25, 2018
Clara and her Nutcracker prince are all that stand against the Rat King’s hordes from invading Greenville. Tchaikovsky's classic ballet has been reimagined by the world-renowned Hernan Justo with a special Disney-inspired theme coinciding with the release of Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” on November 2nd. All the adventure and excitement from the legendary lands of the Sugar Plum Fairy will make their mark upon Greenville this holiday season. Highlights - The one and only Herman Cornejo, Principal from ABT along with ABT Soloist, Skylar Brandt 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 some of their students dancing in the performances!
Cinderella the Ballet
Gunter Theatre • March 8-9, 2019
Featuring a $10 Educational Show on Friday, March 8th at 10 am
The Grimm fairy tale of how an abused girl rises above her circumstances to triumph over those who hurt her, Cinderella: The Ballet is the family-oriented story that will never change or lose its sparkle even after the stroke of midnight. Everything you know and love from Cinderella is here, but with renewed significance as both a family-oriented story and a statement for our society where girls are stronger than they appear. Choregraphed by the esteemed Hernan Justo, you will not want to miss Cinderella.
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To learn more about CBT, or to become involved with the company, please visit carolinaballet.org