• March 31, 2021

    Dear RSB Families,

    We appreciate this is a busy time of the year for all!  Below are reminders of important dates:

      • Monday, March 29th – Saturday, April 3rd – Spring Break
      • Monday, April 5th – Early fall registration for Professional Division Students begins
      • Monday, April 12th – Early fall registration for all RSB families begins
      • Monday, May 17th – Saturday, May 22nd – Last week of classes
    • Saturday, May 22nd, Sunday, May 23rd & Monday, May 24th – Student Performance rehearsal & filming
    • Monday, June 14th – Summer classes begin

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

    Hong Yang

    School Director (beginning July 2021)

     

  • January 10, 2021

    Dear RSB community,

    Happy New Year to everyone!  

    We have exciting news to share. As of June 30, 2021, after more than two decades, Mary LeGere and Susan Galdy will step down from our positions as Directors of The Raleigh School of Ballet. We are very excited to announce that the school will continue under excellent leadership when Hong Yang takes over as school director.  With the support of RSB’s  extraordinary faculty and staff, we have no doubt that the school will continue to thrive and excel.  

    This transition was several years in the making, as we contemplated retirement and the future of RSB, so we are thrilled to make this announcement and that the school will live on in this way.  We anticipate that the transition will be as smooth and seamless as it was when RSB/RDT founder, Ann Vorus passed the directorship of the school on to us so many years ago.  

    Our many years directing the school, nurturing, mentoring and training hundreds of dancers has been such a wonderful journey. RSB is the sum of its parts. This community of  caring teachers, committed students and families is so very special. Now, it is time to pass the baton. We are thrilled that the school’s tradition of providing  top quality, professional ballet training  in a disciplined,  but nurturing  environment will live on into the next generation of dancers and families under Ms Yang’s guidance.

    Over the next 6 months we will be working closely with Ms Yang so that she is ready to take the helm on July 1. We will continue to oversee the transition “from the wings” for the duration of 2021. What joy we will take in watching The Raleigh School of Ballet continue to hold its place as a  premier training program for young dancers.  

    A note from Ms Yang:

    Dear RSB Families,

    It has been a pleasure to teach at The Raleigh School of Ballet. Since the first day I began teaching at RSB in 2014 it has felt like home. I’m honored for this new opportunity to be the school’s director and grateful that Ms. Galdy and Ms. LeGere trust me to continue the wonderful  professional program they have developed.

    My goal is  to make this transition as smooth and seamless as possible.  I hope to be able to bring my own experiences to the table as I work with the faculty and staff to uphold RSB’s traditions and high standards of quality classical ballet  training.  I look forward  to working with you all.

    Sincerely,

    Hong Yang

     

  • January 1, 2021

    Dear RSB Families,

    Happy New Year!

    Reminder: Classes will be online Monday, January 4th – Saturday, January 9th

    Zoom Login

    ●  Zoom Login and password is found in your Akada account under child, class, Virtual Class Settings.

    ●  Copy and paste into your Zoom account.

    ●  Although there is an option to login directly through Akada, we have found it does not work as
    well as logging in through Zoom.

     Login and password remains the same for the entire academic year.

    The health and safety of our families has always been our first priority. With Covid-19 cases on the rise after the holidays, we will continue to hold online classes through January 9th. 

    Through everyone’s care and diligence, RSB has been able to remain covid-19 outbreak free. By following the current recommendations of health experts, we hope to avoid an outbreak and  keep our students and their extended family members healthy and safe this new year.

    This was a difficult decision but we hope that by making  this small sacrifice now  it will allow us all to be back together in-studio sooner.  We thank you all for your support and understanding.

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • November 15, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

    All families are welcome at RSB and we are proud of the diversity of the school.

    In an effort to support all our students we are updating our dress code to provide more options that will give our dancers the opportunity to align their tights and shoes to their skin tone.  All details from the top of the head to the end of the toes are paramount in ballet and these changes will better reflect the dancers’ whole bodies. With this update, we feel that we are better able to reflect our diversity and embrace the art form that is more than one color.

    Girls of color may opt for “flesh tone” tights and shoes that complement each other.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

  • October 27, 2020

    Dear RSB Families,

    Thank you to all the RSB students, faculty and parents that helped make the first month of the 2020-21 hybrid school year run so smoothly!  Preparing for ballet classes during Covid-19 (in-studio, online and hybrid) has been daunting. We appreciate all the positive comments and recommendations that you shared with us.

    The economic impact of the pandemic has  hit many small businesses and we are grateful each day that we can keep our doors open however,  the school has incurred many additional expenses to keep our students training.  This includes:

    • Zoom fees
    • Upgrading our internet system
    • Costs associated with sanitizing and additional cleaning
    • Online registration
    • Limited class sizes while not raising tuition

    We have requested a $40 ($5 per month) per family annual surcharge. We thank the families that already included this fee in their September payment. We also appreciate the families that let us know they could not afford this additional charge at this time.

    Again, thank you for your support and we know we will get through this together!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

  • August 16, 2020

    Dear RSB Students and Parents,

    Thank you for registering  for the 2020-2021 school year.  Five months into the pandemic  we have had to try to get  used to things constantly changing,  and being  unsure of life around  us as we know it.  Because of this, we  are thankful that  we know that one of the things we can count on is what to expect in a ballet class. The assurance of and the comfort the “plie place”  brings to  us  is something we believe we have all come to rely on.  For all of us at RSB seeing your children in class brightens our days.

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services recently released “Interim Guidance for Administrators and Participants of Youth, College and Amateur Sports.”   Dance is listed as an activity  “in which participants can maintain social distancing and close contact is limited and brief”  in this category.  We are comfortable opening for the fall using these guidelines,  all of which  that is applicable to RSB,  we were already following, in  RSB’s Covid 19 in-studio Training  Protocols.   As we move forward into a fall schedule, we realize  the importance of having the least amount of disruption and change to everyone’s schedule. To accommodate  these guidelines for fall and our  student’s academic schedules,  we are making  only slight adjustments to the schedule.  This  includes: staggered start/end times, allowing time  in between classes for sanitizing/cleaning,  and limiting the number of students in classes, both in-studio and on-line.  The new schedule will give us the greatest amount of flexibility throughout the year. We will use a hybrid system of teaching in studio and online students simultaneously. The updated schedule is available on the website and your Akada account

    These difficult and unpredictable times call for creativity, patience and a willingness to work together. We believe the students and faculty of The Raleigh School of Ballet are up to the task and we look forward to another productive year. Once again we thank you for your ongoing support. 

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • July 29, 2020

    Dear Adult Students,

    Thank you to all that have registered for online ballet classes over the last four months! We understand and appreciate how frustrating it is to train in a limited space, deal with internet issues, and recently, have classes canceled due to low enrollment. RSB continues to stand by its original goal of providing dance training at the highest possible level while doing all we can to keep everyone healthy and safe.  Ballet schools are not allowed to open on a regular class schedule until North Carolina moves into phase 3. We are however able to do small group classes following strict guidelines and protocols. Last week we held a hybrid of online and in-studio classes for our  Intensive program. The teacher was in the classroom with a few students (7  max  in front studio, and 9 max  in big studio, ) with the rest of students taking the class from home. It went amazingly well and we feel we are ready to introduce  a couple of adult classes to the hybrid schedule.

    Beginning the week of August 3rd:

    • Adult classes will now be 90 minutes
    • Students may either use their class card that was purchased after December 2019 or purchase a new 6, 12 or 20 class card. Students that purchased an online class card may use it by August 15.
    • You may continue to purchase classes through PayPal 
    • Adults have the option to take highlighted classes in-studio or online. All other classes will remain online.

    To register for class

    • Register on Signup Genius no later than 9 p.m. the night before the scheduled class.  
    • Please notate if you prefer to train  in-studio or online. At this time we will only accept eight students in-studio (first come first serve!)

    Training In-studio

    • Adults training in-studio must agree to follow all Covid-19 protocols and procedures and sign waiver/release form before they enter the school building.
    • Before entering the building your temperature will be checked.  Students with even a low grade fever or who have been in contact with anyone that has tested positive for Covid -19 will not be allowed in the building.
    • Students must enter the school during a specific time period and leave immediately after class ends.
    • Students must wear masks at all times, while they are in the building including during class. 
    • All barres and center places are marked and students must dance within their designated spots.

    These difficult and unpredictable times call for creativity, patience, and a willingness to work together. We believe the students and faculty of The Raleigh School of Ballet are up to the task and we look forward to seeing you all in class soon!!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • July 12, 2020

    Dear RSB Families,

    As we  head into our fourth month of living through the coronavirus, RSB continues to  stand  by its original goal of providing dance training at the highest possible level while doing all we can to keep everyone healthy and safe.

    We continue to monitor the latest reports and health professional recommendations. It is  evident that things are not getting better anytime soon. With the current plan for  Wake County schools to open with reduced capacity starting August 17, we are considering how we might continue to serve our families as we head into the 2020-2021 school year.

    Preparations are underway to safely reopen the school building for when North Carolina enters phase 3.

    • The building has had a thorough cleaning.  All unnecessary items have been removed and we have created marked off, socially distanced  dance areas for barre and center work.
    • Our  current plan is to reduce the number of students in classrooms. Class sizes will accommodate in-studio and online students (studio 1 – ten students, studio 2 – eight students, studio 3 – six students).
    • Students have the option to  stay at home and can continue training on the Zoom platform along  with their classmates at the school.
    • We may need to ask  students to sometimes train at home via Zoom.

    Click below for Covid-19 in-studio protocols:

    Fall Covid-19 In-studio Protocols

    The only way we can offer an appropriate schedule for everyone is to know how many students are registered for  each class.  By Friday, July 17 we ask you to:

    • Register your child for their recommended class(es). Click below to register:

    https://app.akadadance.com/customer/login?schoolId=AK603890J&a=1

    • Email us to let us know  if you prefer in-studio or online classes
    • Please let us know if you are not planning to register this year

    As we enter our 39th year we are determined to keep the art of dance alive through our RSB students and faculty. Thank you all for your support!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

  • June 27, 2020

    Fall Registration is Open!

    The Raleigh School of Ballet is pleased to announce the implementation of online registration (current and new families) for 2020 – 2021 school year. Save $50 registration fee if you register by June 30!

    For class and schedule information or to  register please visit our website: https://raleighballet.com/academic-year/class-schedule/

    Online Registration

    Current Students
    Please email us at info@raleighballet.com if you need a copy of your class placement for next year.

    New Students

    ●     Children ages  four (by September 1st 2020) – eight may register online.  Please email info@raleighballet.com for tuition and sibling discounts

    ●     Families with children ages eight and up with previous classical ballet experience please email us at info@raleighballet.com to schedule an online audition/placement class.

    Intensive Summer Study

    On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Cooper  postponed the implementation of phase 3 until Friday, July 17th due to the recent spikes in Covid-19 cases.  While this news is disappointing  for all of us, we understand the need to delay phase 3 and will adhere to the mandate that does not allow us to open up to in-person classes.  We are set up to seamlessly switch from in-studio to online classes, so the week of July 13-17 classes will be conducted via Zoom. We hope to be able to be in-studio  the weeks of July 20 and 27.  In anticipation of this,  over the next few weeks, we will have the building thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, student spaces at barres marked, and faculty ready to teach so we can quickly switch back to the in-studio/online classes.

    Summer Classes for Children & Adults

    We are continuing online classes for children and adults through July.  Once phase 3 is approved we will add in-studio classes in addition to online classes for both children and adults.  The target date is the beginning of August after the last day of the intensive programs

    School Office Hours

    We are unable to open the school building for visitors until Phase 3 is in effect but you may still reach us in the school office by phone (919) 834-9261.  Weekly office hours are posted on our website.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

  • June 7, 2020

    Fall Registration is Open!

    The Raleigh School of Ballet is pleased to announce the implementation of online registration (current and new families) for 2020 – 2021 school year. Save $50 registration fee if you register by June 30!

    For class and schedule information or to  register please visit our website: https://raleighballet.com/academic-year/class-schedule/

    Online Registration

    Current Students
    Please email us at info@raleighballet.com if you need a copy of your class placement for next year.

    New Students

    ●     Children ages  four (by September 1st 2020) – eight may register online.  Please email info@raleighballet.com for tuition and sibling discounts

    ●     Families with children ages eight and up with previous classical ballet experience please email us at info@raleighballet.com to schedule an online audition/placement class.

    June online classes ages 4 & up

    We  continue to provide Distance Learning for all our students, and are  currently offering online classes and intensives programs.  Click below for June programs:

    https://raleighballet.com/summer-classes/class-schedule/

    Please email us at info@raleighballet.com for placement and tuition information.

    School Office Hours

    We are unable to open the school building for visitors until Phase 3 is in effect but you may still reach us in the school office by phone (919) 834-9261.  Weekly office hours are posted on our website.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

  • May 17, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

     For the first time in thirty eight years The Raleigh School of Ballet will not present the Student Performance–our annual celebration that showcases the work the students have done during the year. This performance offers our students their first opportunity to be on stage, our parents the opportunity to see their children shine, and final moments for the RSB senior to be together and dance. As we applaud the hard work of all our students, training with focus and enthusiasm even during these difficult times, we want to specifically acknowledge the accomplishments and dedication of our RSB seniors: Eleanor Campbell, Sarah Deming, Sarah Skergan, and Sarah Wooster. It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye to our graduates. This year is that much more difficult, since we will not have the opportunity to see them perform in RDT’s Spring Repertoire or the RSB Student Performance. These are four remarkable young women and we look forward to honoring them by presenting a video next month highlighting them in excerpts from Ms. Galdy’s ballet, Whimsy.

     June

     We are all looking forward to returning to classes at RSB. The health and safety of RSB families, faculty, and staff are the guiding forces behind reopening the school’s building for in-person classes. As the government allows phase one opening up, we believe that there is still not enough clear information. Even with the guidelines and protocols in place we are concerned that we cannot safely open the studio in the next month. With this in mind we scheduled both children and adult classes, maintenance classes and RSB Summer  Intensive  Reconfigured.   All  are online programs.  

    Please email info@raliegballet.com for more information

    July & August

    We are still planning adult and children’s classes, workshops and intensive programs at The Raleigh School of Ballet studios and/or online via Zoom.

    Fall 2020

    We are implementing an online program through Akada for fall registration. Beginning Monday, June 1st you will be able to login to Akada to register for classes. Please email info@raleighballet.com for class placements, tuition and registration information.

    We thank you all. Your continuous support allows us to maintain our exceptional faculty throughout these difficult times as well as plan for the future. We miss seeing everyone in person and we continue to plan for the day when we are able to be together in one place!

    Stay Safe & Well!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • May 9, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

     We are ever hopeful that Summer 2020 will begin as planned in mid-June at the RSB studios.  We will follow the governor’s guidelines for re-opening. More than likely this will reduce  the number  of students, faculty and staff  we are able to have in the building.  We want everyone to be safe! With this in mind, we are taking into consideration how best we can maintain appropriate class sizes, and social distancing  along with adhering to sanitizing/cleaning protocols.  

    Reminder : Our plan is to extend the academic year with online classes through Saturday, May 30th We will not hold classes Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th.

    Children’s Division Programs for current and new RSB students!

    • Summer Afternoon Children’s Programs do not begin until the week of July 8th but due to the success of  our  Zoom classes, we plan to offer a June online schedule for students in Pre-Ballet & up. We want your input!  Click here for survey
    • Intensive Summer Study, hopefully, begins the week of June 15th. Of course, there is a chance we will need to extend the start and end date. We will offer online maintenance classes, including pointe, stretch & strengthening and modern until the 2020 Summer Intensives begin. Please email us info@raleighballet.com for class placement and registration information 
    • Fall 2020 

      We are implementing an online program through Akada for fall registration. Beginning Monday, June 1st you will be able to login to Akada to complete a registration form, register for classes and make the non-refundable deposit to secure your child’s place in their class(es)

      • Class placements and registration information will be sent via email by May 15th.
      • New students please email: info@raleighballet for class placement information

    Adult Division for current and new RSB students!

    We will continue to offer  online classes until  we are allowed to hold on-sight classes.

    • New class registration deadline! We appreciate your comments and recommendations and understand that many of you are working from home and often don’t know your work schedule until the morning. Because of this, we are changing our registration  deadline  to register  to 9:00 a.m. the morning of the  class you want to attend.  We hope that this  later time will  give  more of our adults the ability to take our online classes.  We encourage everyone to give it a try.  The first class is free!
    • Summer and Fall 2020 schedule will be available soon.

    We thank you all. Your continuous support allows us to maintain our exceptional faculty throughout these difficult times as well as plan for the future. We miss seeing everyone in person and we continue to plan for the day when we are able to be together in one place!

    Stay Safe & Well!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • May 3, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

    As we enter our fifth week of Zoom classes, we are amazed to see how quickly this new way of learning has become our new normal!  Of course, online classes will never replace training at the RSB studios, but we have risen to the challenge. It has been fun to think outside the box and work with our students in new ways. Observing the creativity and dedication of our faculty and students  continue to inspire us in so many ways. Thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who are helping us dance together through this crisis!

    Our plan is to extend the academic year with online classes through Saturday, May 30th We will not hold classes Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th.

    Moving forward

    As well as our “Dancing at a Distance” training is going, we know everyone is looking forward to being back in the studio together. We are ever hopeful that Summer 2020 will begin, as planned, in mid-June at the RSB studios. We have several plans and schedules ready to implement  since it is still unclear when the school will be  allowed to reopen and what social distancing restrictions will need to be in place.

    Children’s Division Programs for current and new RSB students!

    • Summer Afternoon Children’s Programs do not begin until the week of July 8th but due to the success of  our  Zoom classes, we plan to offer a June online schedule for students in Pre-Ballet & up. We want your input!  Click here for survey
    • Intensive Summer Study, hopefully, begins the week of June 15th. Of course, there is a chance we will need to extend the start and end date. We will offer online maintenance classes, including pointe, stretch & strengthening and modern until the 2020 Summer Intensives begin. Please email us info@raleighballet.com for class placement and registration information 
    • Fall 2020 children’s schedule is now available on our website!  Class placements and registration information will be sent to current RSB families via email by May 15th. New families please email us info@raleighballet.com for class placement and registration information.

    Adult Division for current and new RSB students!

    We will continue to offer  online classes until  we are allowed to hold on-sight classes.

    • Beginning Saturday, May 2nd, we added Hong Yang’s  Advanced Intermediate class to the online Adult schedule. 
    • New class registration deadline! We appreciate your comments and recommendations and understand that many of you are working from home and often don’t know your work schedule until the morning. Because of this, we are changing our registration  deadline  to register  to 8:00 a.m. the morning of the  class you want to attend.  We hope that this  later time will  give  more of our adults the ability to take our online classes.  We encourage everyone to give it a try.  The first class is free!
    • Summer and Fall 2020 schedule will be available soon.

    We thank you all. Your continuous support allows us to maintain our exceptional faculty throughout these difficult times as well as plan for the future. We miss seeing everyone in person and we continue to plan for the day when we are able to be together in one place!

    Stay Safe & Well!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

  • April 26, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

    As we enter our fifth week of Zoom classes, we are amazed to see how quickly this new way of learning has become our new normal!  Of course, online classes will never replace training at the RSB studios, but we have risen to the challenge. It has been fun to think outside the box and work with our students in new ways. Observing the creativity and dedication of our faculty and students  continue to inspire us in so many ways. Thank you to all the teachers, students and parents who are helping us dance together through this crisis!

    Our plan is to extend the academic year with online classes through Saturday, May 30th We will not hold classes Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th.

    Moving forward

    As well as our “Dancing at a Distance” training is going, we know everyone is looking forward to being back in the studio together. We are ever hopeful that Summer 2020 will begin, as planned, in mid-June at the RSB studios. We have several plans and schedules ready to implement  since it is still unclear when the school will be  allowed to reopen and what social distancing restrictions will need to be in place.

    Children’s Division Programs for current and new RSB students!

    • Summer Afternoon Children’s Programs do not begin until the week of July 8th but due to the success of  our  Zoom classes, we plan to offer a June online schedule for students in Pre-Ballet & up. We want your input!  Click here for survey
    • Intensive Summer Study, hopefully, begins the week of June 15th. Of course, there is a chance we will need to extend the start and end date. We will offer online maintenance classes, including pointe, stretch & strengthening and modern until the 2020 Summer Intensives begin. Please email us info@raleighballet.com for class placement and registration information 
    • Fall 2020 children’s schedule is now available on our website!  Class placements and registration information will be sent to current RSB families via email by May 15th. New families please email us info@raleighballet.com for class placement and registration information.

    Adult Division for current and new RSB students!

    We will continue to offer  online classes until  we are allowed to hold on-sight classes.

    • Beginning Saturday, May 2nd, we added Hong Yang’s  Advanced Intermediate class to the online Adult schedule. 
    • New class registration deadline! We appreciate your comments and recommendations and understand that many of you are working from home and often don’t know your work schedule until the morning. Because of this, we are changing our registration  deadline  to register  to 8:00 a.m. the morning of the  class you want to attend.  We hope that this  later time will  give  more of our adults the ability to take our online classes.  We encourage everyone to give it a try.  The first class is free!
    • Summer and Fall 2020 schedule will be available soon.

    We thank you all. Your continuous support allows us to maintain our exceptional faculty throughout these difficult times as well as plan for the future. We miss seeing everyone in person and we continue to plan for the day when we are able to be together in one place!

    Stay Safe & Well!

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere

    School Directors

     

  • April 12, 2020

    Dear Adult Students,
    Several weeks ago we shut our doors due to the Coronavirus crisis. At that time we hoped the closure would be for just a few weeks and that we would be back in our studios soon. As we all continued to deal with this unprecedented global emergency we began to realize that life as we know it was not going to be the same and that adjustments would have to be made to keep things going.
    With the constraints of social distancing and stay at home orders, we decided that we would need to be creative to keep RSB students dancing!
    Hopefully, many of you have taken advantage of the videos and tutorial instruction created by Ms. Marvel that we started posting a couple of weeks ago on the RSB YouTube channel: The Raleigh School of Ballet. Be on the lookout for more videos to be posted in the upcoming weeks.
    Taking the next step
    Since our last email, we went into high gear planning, organizing, and implementing RSB’s Distance Learning Program with online classes for both children and adults using Zoom. This week we were excited to welcome both current and new adult students into our online classes!
    How To Register for  Adult Classes
    In addition to Adult Ballet we are also offering special Stretch & Strengthening classes that you are welcome to join. We are pleased to offer one free trial class that may be used for either an online Ballet or Stretch & Strengthening class.
    The buttons below will take you to PayPal and allow you to purchase classes.
    • Please click here  for specific instructions on how to register
    • Please click here and to view online class schedule.
    • Please click here for The Raleigh School of Ballet Distance Learning Guidelines and Instructions.
    Lastly
    Our families have been wonderful – providing encouragement and offering suggestions.  We appreciate  everyone’s support and understanding as we try our best to navigate this difficult and unclear path. The RSB directors, faculty, and staff miss seeing all of you at the studio and we look forward to the time we can re-open our doors. We want our families to be safe and stay healthy, so we will base our decision about when to open on recommendations from the governor’s office.
    Now, more than ever, we hope the physical power and beauty of dance inspires and brings joy to you all.
    We regularly check the school’s email, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere
    School Directors
  • April 7, 2020

    Dear RSB Community,

    Three weeks ago we shut our doors due to the Coronavirus crisis. At that time, we hoped the closure would be for just a few weeks and that we would be back in our studios soon. As we all continued to deal with this unprecedented global emergency we began to realize that life as we know it was not going to be the same and that adjustments would have to be made to keep things going.
    With the constraints of social distancing and stay at home orders, we decided that we would need to be creative to keep RSB students dancing, keep them connected with their teachers, and allow them to continue their dance training in a familiar atmosphere.

    Hopefully, many of you have taken advantage of the videos and tutorial instruction created by Ms. Marvel that we started posting a couple of weeks ago on the RSB YouTube channel: The Raleigh School of Ballet. Be on the lookout for more videos to be posted in the upcoming weeks.

    Taking the next step
    Since our last email, we went into high gear planning, organizing, and implementing RSB’s Distance Learning Program with online classes using Zoom.

    Classes for Our Children’s Division
    We started our online classes with a trial class last Saturday for RDT dancers. On Monday, March 30th we began classes for Pre-Ballet through Professional Division levels. It has been a big learning curve for all of us! The RSB faculty has been amazing, adapting and adjusting very quickly to this new way of teaching. It has been wonderful to see the students from our Children’s Division. Watching them dancing together at a distance is so heartwarming. We have adapted our schedule to accommodate more classes.
    Please click here for our Children’s Division Schedule for the week of April 6 – 12.

    Adult online classes begin Monday, April 6th.
    We are excited to welcome our adults back into class! In addition to Adult Ballet we are also offering special Stretch & Strengthening classes that you are welcome to join. We are pleased to offer one free trial class that may be used for either an online Ballet or Stretch & Strengthening class.

    How To Register for  Adult Classes
    The buttons below will take you to PayPal and allow you to purchase classes. Please click here for specific instructions on how to register and to view the modified online schedule.

    Lastly
    Our families have been wonderful – providing encouragement and offering suggestions.  We appreciate  everyone’s support and understanding as we try our best to navigate this difficult and unclear path. Thank you to all who are able to continue to pay your tuition. The RSB directors, faculty, and staff miss seeing all of you at the studio and we look forward to the time we can re-open our doors. We want our families to be safe and stay healthy, so we will base our decision about when to open on recommendations from the governor’s office.

    Now, more than ever, we hope the physical power and beauty of dance inspires and brings joy to you all.
    We regularly check the school’s email, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Susan Galdy & Mary LeGere
    School Directors

  • January 7, 2020

    Professional Division Scholarship Audition for the 2020/2021 school year – Friday, February 21st 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.

    Informational meeting Thursday, February 13th 7:15 p.m.

    The Professional Division is a scholarship program for qualified students ages 10 & up with the goal of a performance career in classical ballet or contemporary dance. The purpose of the program is to give the student the necessary training and guidance to achieve this goal.

    Former Professional Division students are currently members of American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company and Buglisi Dance Theatre.

    Please email the school office for additional information: info@raleighballet.com

  • May 27, 2019

    Congratulations 2018-2019 Professional Division Students!

    Eleanor Campbell, Ava Cook, Natalie Clyburn, Megan Duerr Kaileen Ellul, Caitlin Fountain, Sadie Grider
    McKay Lucas, Ava Munn, Olivia Munn, Macy Murray
    Hailey Plunkett, Annastasia Shumoski, Rachel Skergan
    Sarah Skergan, Sophie Skergan, Allie Swartz, Sarah Wooster

    Congratulations to Professional Division Students who have been accepted into the following prestigious summer programs:

    Eleanor Campbell will attend Washington Ballet. She was also accepted to Nashville Ballet. Ava Cook was accepted to Nashville Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Washington Ballet.
    Natalie Clyburn will attend Nashville Ballet. She was accepted to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Washington Ballet.
    Megan Duerr will attend Charlotte Ballet. She was accepted to Carolina Ballet.
    Kaileen Ellul will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet. She was accepted to Carolina Ballet and Charlotte Ballet with a partial scholarship.
    Caitlin Fountain will attend Orlando Ballet. She was accepted Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Sadie Grider will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet. She was accepted to Charlotte Ballet and Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory.
    McKay Lucas will attend Nashville Ballet.
    Ava Munn will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet. She was accepted to Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, and The School of American Ballet with partial scholarship.
    Olivia Munn will attend Louisville Ballet with a full tuition scholarship. She was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Charlotte Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Macy Murray will attend The School of American Ballet with a partial scholarship. She was accepted to Pacific Northwest Ballet with a partial scholarship.
    Hailey Plunkett will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet. She was accepted to Charlotte Ballet.
    Annastasia Shumoski will attend Charlotte Ballet. She was accepted to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Rachel Skergan was accepted to Charlotte Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Sarah Skergan will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She was accepted to Charlotte Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Sarasota Ballet.
    Sophie Skergan will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet. She was accepted to Charlotte Ballet.
    Allie Swartz will attend Miami City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. She was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, Charlotte Ballet with a partial scholarship, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, New York.
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  • November 14, 2017

    Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker 2017

    Congratulations to the following students:

    Professional Division students that were invited by Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Co-Artistic Director Zalmann Raffael to augment the corps de ballet.
    Abby Grossen, Olivia Munn, Macy Murray & Allie Swartz

    Clara – Sadie Grider
    Nutcracker Prince – Ben Holton & Everett Jensen
    Party Girls – Kelliann Argo, Keira Segars & Ashley Glen Winters
    Party Boy – Isaac Bennear, Caleb Power, Zachary Spicer & Zander Stimpson
    Gingerbread – Ashley Glen Winters
    Truffles – Tova Feldman, Daphne Lin, Kassidy McNeill, Beatrice Sanderson &
    Astrid Tauber
    Soldiers – Mae Attwood, Evelyn Baker, Ella Cole, Jacqueline Cranfill, Sarah Hughes, Lucinda Lietz, Audrey Lenkus, Gabriela Manriquez, Tabitha Manriquez, Eliza May,
    Cora McNeill, Mackenzie Spicer, Camille Thorton & Lilah Upton
    Mouse – Marius Dias
    Baby Mouse – Kassidy McNeill & Beatrice Sanderson
    Bunny – Tova Feldman
    Harlequin – Ashley Glen Winters
    Arabian Attendants – Gabriela Manriquez & Tabitha Manriquez

  • October 15, 2017

    Congratulations to RSB students who auditioned and were accepted to perform in Raleigh Dance Theatre’s Storybook Tales

     

    Kelliann Argo, Alexandra Cataldi, Elizabeth Clemente, Jacqueline Cranfill,
    Tova Feldman, Sadie Grider, Sarah Hughes, Zofia Ilika, Daphne Lin,
    Gabriella Manriquez, Tabitha Manriquez, Eliza May, Cora McNeill, Kassidy McNeill,
    Victoria Niu, Dominik Rouse, Beatrice Sanderson, Sophie Skergan, Keira Segars,
    Astrid Tauber, Lilah Upton & Ashley Glen Winters.

  • October 21, 2016

    Congratulations RSB students performing in  Carolina Ballet Nutcracker

    Clara: Natalie Clyburn & Eleanor Sanderson

    Fritz: Dave Fleckenstein & Ben Jones

    Party Girls: Brianna Castiller, Sadie Grider, Ava Munn & Hannah Claire Ward

    Party Boys: Noah Braun, Marius Diaz, Marvin Diaz, Henry Hensey, Everett Jensen, Ronan Maher, Noah Peeters-DuFour, Cyril Stimpson & Zander Stimpson

    Gingerbread: Natalie Clyburn & Ava Munn

    Truffles: Evelyn Baker, Tova Feldman, Daphne Lin, Eliza May & Cora McNeil

    Soldiers: Jacqueline Cranfill, Sarah Hughes, Olivia Jones, Lucinda Lietz, Tula Leonard,         Gabriela Manriquez, Hailey Plunkett, Keira Segars, Sophia Shrager, Rachel Skergen, Sophie Skergen, Genevieve Stubbs, Scarlette Trigoso & Ashley Glen Winters

    Arabian: Elizabeth Clemente, Ella Cole, Stella Hensey, Tabitha Manriquez &Hailey Plunkett

    Mice: Elizabeth Clemente, Ella Cole, Stella Hensey, Tabitha Manriquez & Beatrice Sanderson

    Bunny: Hailey Ramanna

     

     

     

  • July 4, 2016

    Congratulations to RSB students that were accepted into the following summer programs:

    Judy Bolton was accepted to Pennsylvania Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet with a $400 scholarship, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive (NYC). She will attend RSB and the Bolshoi.
    Eleanor Campbell was accepted to Charlotte Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet, Summer Dance Company and Pennsylvania Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Camille Carroll was accepted to Sarasota Ballet, Ballet West, Pennsylvania Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Orlando Ballet with a partial scholarship. She will be attending Tulsa Ballet.
    Hannah Cox was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship. She will attend ABT New York.
    Megan Duerr was accepted to Carolina Ballet and Charlotte Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Caitlin Fountain was accepted to Carolina Ballet summer intensive with a partial scholarship, Charlotte Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Isabella Gillen was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, Charlotte Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Ellison Ballet. She will attend The Washington School of Ballet.
    Abby Grossen was accepted to the Carolina Ballet on a partial scholarship, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and The Rock School. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet
    Emily Horowitz was accepted to Carolina Ballet with partial scholarship, and Washington Ballet. She will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Company Experience and the San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive.
    Millie Kerr was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Summer Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Charlotte Ballet. She will attend ABT New York
    Elliana Lynch-Daniels was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Washington Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Orlando Ballet. She will attend Washington Ballet.
    Olivia Munn was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship and Atlanta Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Macy Murray was accepted to Pennsylvania Ballet, Carolina Ballet with partial scholarship, Atlanta Ballet. Macy will attend National Choreography Intensive with partial scholarship and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Jordan Palmer was accepted to Atlanta Ballet and Carolina Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Emma Zoe Polyak was accepted to Summer Dance Company, and Nutmeg. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet
    Eleanor Sanderson was accepted to American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School, and Carolina Ballet. She will attend Carolina Ballet and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Annastasia Shumoski was accepted to Summer Dance Company and Atlanta Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Ashley Svalina is attending The Washington Ballet.
    Dargan Swearingen was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, ABT New York, Charlotte Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet. She is attending Miami City Ballet School.
    Lauren Treaster was accepted to Carolina Ballet.
    Charlotte Whiteford was accepted to Charlotte Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Barrett Winters was accepted to ABT Austin, Atlanta Ballet, San Francisco Ballet with a full scholarship, Summer Dance Company, and The Rock School with a partial scholarship. He will attend the Houston Ballet on a partial scholarship and Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Raleigh School of Ballet.

    Congratulations to our graduating seniors:
    ChrissyAnn Carpenter will be attending SUNY Purchase as a dance major.
    Camille Carroll will be pursuing a professional dance career.
    Annabelle Frantz will be attending NC State University to study biomedical engineering.
    Millie Crouch will be attending the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

  • February 12, 2016

    Congratulations to the following RSB students who were accepted by audition to perform in Carolina Ballet’s Midsummer Night’s Dream:

    Brianna Castiller, Natalie Clyburn, Alease Denoia, Ava Munn, Eleanor Sanderson, Ella Welke

  • January 12, 2016

    The Raleigh School of Ballet is pleased to host the following auditions:

    Pennsylvania Ballet
    Sunday, January 17th
    Registration: 2:00 p.m.
    Audition Class: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Summer Ballet Company
    Monday, January 18th
    Registration: 1:00 p.m.
    Audition Class: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

    Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts Rescheduled!
    Saturday, February 27th
    Registration: 10:00 a.m.
    Audition Class: 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    Charlotte Ballet
    Sunday, February 7th
    Registration #1: (Ages 11 – 14): 12 – 1 p.m.
    Audition Class: Ages 11 – 14: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    Registration #2: (Ages 15 – 22): 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Audition Class: Ages 15 – 22: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Atlanta Ballet
    Saturday, February 20th
    Registration: 12:30 p.m.
    Audition Class: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

    The Raleigh School of Ballet offers an Intensive Summer Study Program for students 10 years and up.  Please contact School Directors Susan Carlin Galdy or Mary LeGere via email: info@raleighballet.com or phone: (919)834-9261 to schedule an audition class.

    Click Below for Summer 2016 Brochure

    The Raleigh School of Ballet Summer 2016

     

  • January 3, 2016

    Congratulations to ChrissyAnn Carpenter and Camille Carroll who were selected by Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director, Robert Weiss to perform with the corp de ballet in this season’s Nutcracker.

  • November 29, 2015

    Congratulations to the following RSB students who auditioned for and
    were accepted to be a part of Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker!

    Katie Anderson, Noah Braun, Natalie Clyburn, Ella Cole, Alease DeNoia
    Megan Duerr, Tova Feldman, David Fleckenstein, Sadie Grider, Will Grider
    Ben Holton, Everett Jensen, Jonathan Krauss, Emma LaCorte, Ann Frances Lakins Daphne Lin, Kate Lingo, Jamie Martinsen, Lilly McCoy, Cora McNeill
    Marius Diaz, Marvin Diaz, Eleanor Sanderson, Keira Segars
    Genevieve Stubbs, Lauren Treaster, Hannah Claire Ward, Ella Welke

  • September 28, 2015

    Congratulations to the following RSB students who were accepted by audition to perform children’s roles in Raleigh Dance Theatre’s production of Storybook Tales:
    Mae Attwood, Chloe Beatty, Ella Cole, Natalie Clyburn, Jacqueline Cranfill, Alease DeNoia, Tova Feldman, Claudia Gillen, Sadie Grider, Olivia Jones, Lilly McCoy, Cora McNeill AvaMunn, Saya Newton, Eleanor Sanderson, Sophie Schaefer, Keira Segars
    Ava Grace Willett, Ashley Glen Winters

  • May 9, 2015


    Eleanor Campbell was accepted and will attend Carolina Ballet on a partial scholarship and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    ChrissyAnn Carpenter was accepted to American Ballet Theatre NC and Carolina Ballet. She will attend Charlotte Ballet with a partial scholarship.
    Camille Carroll was accepted to American Ballet Theatre NYC, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre with a partial scholarship, Next Generation Ballet with a partial scholarship and Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship. She will attend Houston Ballet.
    Hannah Rose Cox was accepted to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Alabama and Carolina Ballet.  She will attend Atlanta Ballet with a partial scholarship.
    Millie Crouch was accepted and will attend Boston Ballet.
    Holly Donnelly was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School NYC, American Ballet Theatre NC, and Orlando Ballet. She will attend Richmond Ballet.
    Chloe Driver was accepted to Summer Dance Company.  She will attend Carolina Ballet and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Megan Duerr was accepted to Carolina Ballet and Charlotte Ballet.  She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Annabelle Frantz was accepted to American Ballet Theatre Austin and Orlando Ballet.  She will attend Carolina Ballet and Summer Dance Company.
    Emily Horowitz was accepted to American Ballet Theatre NYC, Joffrey Ballet School NYC with a partial scholarship, Charlotte Ballet, Summer Dance Company and Carolina Ballet. She will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Caitlin Fountain was accepted to Atlanta Ballet and Charlotte Ballet.  She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Isabella Gillen was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, Atlanta Ballet, Summer Dance Company and Orlando Ballet with a partial scholarship.  She will attend Harid Conservatory and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Abby Grossen was accepted and will attend Carolina Ballet on a full scholarship and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Millie Kerr was accepted to Carolina Ballet and Nutmeg Conservatory.  She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Grace Lincroft was accepted to Orlando Ballet, The Nutmeg Conservatory and Summer Dance Company. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Ariel Lee was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts Commercial Dance Intensive and Nutmeg Conservatory. She will attend
    Elliana Lynch-Daniels was accepted and will attend Orlando Ballet and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Andrea Mendez was accepted to Orlando Ballet and Summer Dance Company.  She will attend American Ballet Theatre NC.
    Adrienne Maniktala was accepted and will attend Summer Dance Company.
    Macy Murray was accepted to Charlotte Ballet, Summer Dance Company and Nutmeg Conservatory.  She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Olivia Munn was accepted to Carolina Ballet with a partial scholarship, Atlanta Ballet and Charlotte Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Grace Mook was accepted to Charlotte Ballet. She will attend Alonzo King Lines Ballet.
    Sims Roberson was accepted to Carolina Ballet.  She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Samantha Schaubach was accepted into Pacific Northwest Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre with a full tuition scholarship.  She will attend Houston Ballet with a full tuition scholarship.
    Dargan Swearingen was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, Summer Dance Company and The Rock School. She will attend Charlotte Ballet and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Ella Wassil was accepted and will attend Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Barrett Winters was accepted to Nutmeg Conservatory with a partial scholarship, and Richmond Ballet with a partial scholarship.  He will attend Orlando Ballet with a partial scholarship and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Doria Worden was accepted to Ballet Met with a partial scholarship, Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will attend Richmond Ballet with a partial scholarship.

  • April 11, 2015

    Audition  Notice

    Robert Weiss Boys’ Scholarship
    Boys 8 – 12 years
    No previous training required
    The Raleigh School of Ballet
    3921 Beryl Road, Raleigh
    (919) 834-9261

    Sunday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m.
    Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
    No audition fee
    Suggested attire: Black bike shorts, white t shirt and socks, ballet slipper

    • The program offers a full tuition scholarship for one season, September to May
    • Students will have the option to withdraw after December 31, 2015
    • The class will meet on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. beginning  September 14th
    • Students selected for the program are required to audition for Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker, and if accepted participate in the 2015 production.

    This scholarship program will be taught by Carolina Ballet soloist Yevgeny Shlapko with support from several other male dancers with the company.

  • March 22, 2015

    The Raleigh School of Ballet is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Carolina Ballet.

    Click below for press release:

    Carolina Ballet Press Release for Boys’ Scholarship

  • November 18, 2014

    RSB students performing children’s roles in Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker:

    Clara: Megan Duerr

    Party Girls: Natalie Clyburn, Olivia Munn, Caitlin Fountain, Charlotte Whiteford

    Party Boy: Will Grider

    Gingerbread: Abby Grossen, Olivia Munn, Sims Roberson

    Harlequin: Abby Grossen, Sims Roberson

    Mice: Ellison Estrada, Claudia Gillen, Katherine Sloop, Eliza Sloop, Barrett Winters

    Bunny: Ashley Glen Winters

    Soldiers:  Megan Baker, Alease DeNoia, Brigid May, Gabrielle Hart, Ann Francis Lakins, Ciara Renaud

    Arabian: Gabrielle Hart

    Truffles: Anna Blake Garside, Sadie Grider, Eleanor Sanderson

  • August 29, 2014

    • Former RSB Professional Division student, Katleen Black was promoted to an apprentice with Carolina Ballet.
    • Former RSB Professional Division student, Jenny Palmer has accepted a young trainee position with Carolina Ballet.
  • May 27, 2014

    Congratulations to RSB students who have been accepted and are attending the following summer programs:

    Peyton Anderson was accepted to American Ballet Theatre NYC, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will attend The Harid Conservatory.
    Sydney Anderson will attend The School of American Ballet.
    Mary-Burns Bria was accepted to North Carolina Dance Theatre, Washington Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre NYC. She will attend Orlando Ballet with a full tuition scholarship.
    ChrissyAnn Carpenter was accepted to Carolina Ballet and American Ballet Theatre Winston Salem. She will attend Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Camille Carroll was accepted to Carolina Ballet &  Richmond Ballet.
    Hannah Cox was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Houston Ballet, Summer Dance Company, Nutmeg Conservatory, and Atlanta Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Chloe Driver was accepted to Nutmeg Conservatory, The Rock School for Dance Education, Atlanta Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Holly Donnelly was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, Summer Dance Company, and was waitlisted for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Millie Crouch was accepted to Orlando Ballet with a partial scholarship. She will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Layla El-Khoury was accepted Carolina Ballet and Summer Dance Company. She will attend Alonzo King Lines Ballet.
    Annabelle Frantz was accepted to Orlando Ballet, Carolina Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Summer Dance Company. She will attend American Ballet Theatre Austin.
    Isabella Gillen was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Summer Dance Company, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Carolina Ballet (with a partial scholarship). She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Gillian Higgins was accepted to Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre NYC, and with a full tuition scholarship to Orlando Ballet. She will attend Pacific Northwest Ballet.
    Emily Horowitz was accepted to The Rock School for Dance Education, Atlanta Ballet, Nutmeg Conservatory, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Summer Dance Company and Carolina Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Grace Lincroft was accepted to The Nutmeg Conservatory. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Ariel Lee accepted to Nutmeg. She will attend UNCSA.
    Natalie Kim was acceptedand will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
    Andrea Mendez was accepted to Carolina Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Summer Dance Company, and Nutmeg Conservatory. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Amanda Monroe was accepted to The Nutmeg Conservatory. She will attend The Governors School.
    Darya Mook was accepted to Atlanta Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Grace Mook was accepted to Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Summer Dance Company, and Atlanta Ballet. She will attend Richmond Ballet.
    Ife Nieves was accepted to ABT, Winston- Salem. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Jenny Palmer was accepted to Houston Ballet, Summer Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre NYC, with partial scholarship to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet (with partial scholarship), and Orlando Ballet with a full tuition scholarship. She will attend Atlanta Ballet.
    Hannah Porterfield –Winstead was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Ashley Svalina was accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, and with a partial scholarship to Carolina Ballet. She will attend The Raleigh School of Ballet.
    Allison Tormey was accepted to Carolina Ballet. She will attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
    Doria Worden was accepted to Carolina Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will attend Richmond Ballet with a partial scholarship.

  • December 17, 2013

    Congratulations to the following RSB students who were selected by Carolina Ballet’s Artistic Director, Robert Weiss to perform with the corp de ballet (snow & flowers) in this season’s Nutcracker:

    Peyton Anderson, Sydney Anderson, Mary-Burns Bria, Camille Carroll, Gillian Higgins, Jenny Palmer & Doria Worden

  • November 29, 2013

    Former Professional Division student, Mimi Staker has joined the New York City Ballet Company as an apprentice and will be performing with the company at Lincoln Center this holiday season.

  • September 29, 2013

    Congratulations to the following RSB students who auditioned for and were chosen to perform children’s roles in Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker:

    Clara:

    Bella Gillen

    Prince:

    Barrett Winters

    Gingerbread:

    Dargen Swearingen, Francis Williams

    Party child:

    Megan Duerr, Caitlin Fountain, Grace Haile, Olivia Munn, Sims Roberson, Charlotte Whiteford

    Soldier:

    Hannah Bauer, Caroline Harper, Millie Kerr, Julia McNamara, Ainsley Mesnard, Jordan Palmer, Eliza Sloop

    Mouse:

    Katie Anderson

    Truffle:

    Natalie Clyburn, Gabrielle Hart(Bunny), Brigid May, Eleanore Sanderson (Bunny), Ella Welke

    Arabian:

    Megan Baker, Sasha Kotulsky

  • September 1, 2013

    Peyton Anderson:

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (partial scholarship), Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet

    Sydney Anderson:

    New York City Ballet’s School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet

    Calvin Bittner:

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (full scholarship), Nutmeg Ballet (full scholarship)

    Mary Burns Bria:

    North Carolina Dance Theatre

    Camille Carrol:

    Harid Conservatory

    Millie Crouch:

    Boston Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre

    Hannah Cox:

    Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet

    Holley Donelly:

    Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet

    Alexandria Doherty:

    American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet

    Chloe Driver:

    Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet

    Layla El-Khoury:

    North Carolina Dance Theatre, Carolina Ballet

    Emma Frenette:

    Orlando Ballet (partial scholarship)

    Gillian Higgins:

    Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (partial scholarship)

    Emily Horowitz:

    Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet

    Natalie Kim:

    North Carolina Dance Theatre

    Andrea Mendez:

    Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Nutmeg Ballet

    Grace Mook:

    Alonzo King Lines, Carolina Ballet

    Jenny Palmer:

    San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (partial scholarship), Boston Ballet

    Doria Worden:

    San Francisco Balle, Richmond Ballet (full scholarship)