Greenville’s Boys Ballet Program
Carolina Ballet Theatre is proud to share an amazing program that has been impacting local boys and young men for the past 4 years. The Boy Ballet Program started with the intent of giving young men the chance to join an inclusive organization where they could express themselves through the art of dance.
This tuition-free program is unique for so many reasons. The class meets once a week for 36 weeks. Boys ages 7-11 may be eligible to apply. Although it focuses on ballet, boys who choose to audition do not have to have any prior dance experience. While a background in dance can be beneficial, it is not required. This gives young men the opportunity to try something new and exciting. Additionally, these young men can audition for a spot in one of CBT’s professional performances at the Peace Center. Carolina Ballet Artistic Director Hernan Justo says, “The boys are always so excited, they often come into my office, jumping up and down, asking if they have rehearsal this weekend!”
This program delivers two students to star in the upcoming performance of The Jungle Book Returns. One student will be staring as young Mowgli. You can watch them perform on March 6th and 7th at The Peace Center.
If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about the Boys Ballet Program please email Anita Pacylowski-Justo for more information.