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Columbia City Ballet Rebrands as South Carolina Ballet, reinforcing Commitment to Columbia and Statewide Artistic Identity.

Columbia City Ballet is now South Carolina Ballet. This new name not only honors the company’s home in Columbia but also underlines its ongoing dedication to making ballet accessible to all while showcasing the state’s cultural vibrancy throughout South Carolina and the national stage through its extensive touring calendar.  For the past 62 years, South …


Columbia City Ballet’s Directors Circle Proudly Presents Annual Nutcracker Tea – Tickets Now On Sale

Columbia City Ballet's Directors Circle is thrilled to announce that tickets for their highly anticipated annual Nutcracker Tea are now available for purchase. This enchanting pre-performance event has become a beloved holiday tradition, offering an opportunity for children and families to gather, celebrate, and immerse themselves in the magic of the holiday season. Our Nutcracker [...]

Columbia Nutcracker Auditions – 2023

Calling all young dance enthusiasts! We are thrilled to announce auditions for the beloved Nutcracker production at the Koger Center For The Arts. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to immerse themselves in the magical world of dance and share the stage with our professional company dancers. Sunday, August 20th @ 1:00pm Columbia Conservatory [...]

Announcement: Nicole Millwood and Joshua Van Dyke Appointed as Principal Dancers at Columbia City Ballet, Amanda Hwang and Gabrielle Gardner Promoted to Demi-Soloists

Nicole Millwood, Joshua Van Dyke, Amanda Hwang and Gabrielle Gardner. Columbia City Ballet is thrilled to announce the recent appointments and promotions within its company. Nicole Millwood and Joshua Van Dyke have been promoted to Principal Dancers, while Amanda Hwang and Gabrielle Gardner have been promoted to Demi-Soloists. These achievements are a testament to their [...]

Columbia City Ballet’s Artistic Director Returns to the 12th USA International Ballet Competition as Evaluator, Having Won Bronze at the Competition in 1979 

Columbia, SC, June 26, 2023 – Columbia City Ballet’s Executive and Artistic Director, William Starrett, was selected to serve as an Evaluator at the prestigious 12th USA International Ballet Competition USAIBC), in Jackson, MS. This is the same global ballet showcase where Starrett was awarded the bronze medal at the 1979 competition. The highly anticipated [...]

Vote For Us! Freetimes Best Of Columbia 2023

Please vote for Columbia City Ballet as the Best Dance Company in the FreeTimes Best of Columbia 2023 Awards. Your vote is important and can be cast online before June 30th.  We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made our 2022-2023 Performance Season a spectacular success. We are thrilled to invite [...]

Columbia City Ballet hosting Live on Lincoln 2023

Columbia City Ballet is preparing to host Live On Lincoln, a highly anticipated event that will take place in Columbia, SC on April 16th. Live On Lincoln is the finale of Artista Vista, a local art festival showcasing midlands-based artists from April 14th to April 16th. Live On Lincoln is an evening of dinner and …

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2023-2024 Educational Outreach Performances Announced

Get ready to bring your classroom to the theatre with the magical worlds of Frosty the Snowman and Alice in Wonderland! Columbia City Ballet's Educational Outreach Performances are back for the upcoming 2023-2024 season, and this time it's going to be a blast! Frosty the Snowman will take you on a snowy adventure with the [...]
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