Cary Ballet Company

3791 NW Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27513


It is a great time to get to know us, and we want to know you.

Cary Ballet Company is the non profit, 501(c)3, performing affiliate of the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina.  Our mission statement is to culturally and educationally enrich the lives of the Triangle community by presenting classical ballets, and contemporary premieres and by providing arts education enrichment opportunities to our area’s population, with intentional outreach to our under served students and residents.

Core components to this mission:

-To present the community the highest quality of dance that includes legendary ballets and new works by current choreographers
-To educate and encourage our community to utilize and appreciate this art expression through customized student matinees, in school demonstrations, free workshops to under served children/residents and by providing performing opportunities for children outside of Cary Ballet Company through our Celebration of Children in the Arts event.
-To collaborate with other businesses to strengthen community relationships, support other business owners, and support community vitality.
-To provide our company members with professional level training, performing opportunities, master classes, audition experiences, collaborative arts events, and Artist in Residence programs.

Located just 20 minutes outside of Raleigh, Cary enjoys a vibrant arts community in which the Company is  an outstanding leader.  Founded in 1998, by Suzanne Thomas, the Company has had an inspiring journey starting with a mini “Nutcracker” in one of the Cary Ballet Conservatory’s studios , to becoming the resident ballet company of the Cary Arts Center, where we offer 7 performances of our full version of The Nutcracker and Spring Works which features new, classical & contemporary pieces.

Under the artistic direction of Mariaelena Ruiz,  the Company is experiencing tremendous growth with its continued exceptional training, new community outreach and education programming, in addition to the impressive elevation of our production values.  Guest choreographers such as Francisco Gella, stimulate and challenge our dancers to explore different expressions of their art form making for a well educated and balanced dancer.

Cary Ballet Company offers the Cary community a wide range of benefits.  We offer diverse, cultural offerings to our vibrant arts community, as well as opportunities to connect intimately with our under served residents. With your help, we can continue to inspire the young and old, be a loyal ally in our community, and keep the art of dance, not only alive and kicking, but thriving.

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