South Carolina's Largest Performing Arts Company


“A brilliantly staged spectacle.. the greatest of

William Starrett’s original, full-length ballets.”

— The State

The queen of the Nile sails into the Koger Center in a ballet conceived and choreographed by William Starrett. Intrigue follows the Egyptian beauty from the royal bedchamber to the throne room and into the palace garden. A spellbinding musical score and scenic concepts transform the stage into the sumptuousness and grandeur of ancient Egypt and Rome.  Watch as the legendary Queen allures both Julius Ceasar and Marc Anthony with her powerful personality and extraordinary charms. Ballerina Regina Willoughby brings the iconic Queen to life in her farewell performance with the Columbia City Ballet. *Parents should be advised that the ballet includes adult situations.

A Princess Tea will be held at 12 p.m., prior to the matinee performance on March 24th. This enchanting children’s event will feature a sit-down tea with cakes, cookies and lots of surprises including appearances by Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Cleopatra and their princes. A live camel may even make an appearance! Children will be able to participate in fun activities and have their picture taken with the Columbia City Ballet stars. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased in advance by calling Columbia City Ballet’s offices at (803)799-7605.



Koger Center for the Arts

1:30 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018
5:30 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018

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Cleopatra Farewell Gala

Capital City Club 

7:30 PM Saturday, March 24th, 2018

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Celebrate the retirement of Ballerina Regina Willoughby as she bids the Columbia City Ballet farewell after over 20 years of dance and performance. The gala will be held immediately after her final evening performance of Cleopatra.