Since launching the program in 2004, Carolina Ballet has brought Dancers in Schools to over 100,000 children throughout North Carolina. This engaging, interactive presentation brings two Carolina Ballet dancers into the school setting for an hour-long “informance.” This presentation will inform the students about what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer as well as what the professions daily life looks like. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and practice some basic ballet movements, watch a short performance, and perform a short sequence of choreography. In addition, there is a focus on healthy living choices. Students will learn the choices dancers make in order to keep their bodies and minds healthy. The presentation will also address work ethic, cooperation with others and the passion it takes to make it as a dancer.
Carolina Ballet presents over 85 performances in the Triangle region and other regions of North Carolina entertaining and enlightening audiences annually. The Ballet’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of traditional story ballets and new works created by choreographers from all over the globe. In addition, Carolina Ballet is committed to educating current and future audiences through programs for school children. We offer students the opportunity to attend educational matinees of performances as well as bring the arts into the schools through our programs Dancers in Schools, Moving Bodies Learning Minds, and Dance Integration Residencies.