Author Archives: Stephen Manion

  • 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 [...] More
  • 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 [...] More
  • 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 [...] More
  • Off The Wall & Onto The Stage on tour in Richmond, Virginia.

    The Columbia City Ballet’s Off The Wall & Onto The Stage tour has been thrilling audiences across the country, and their recent stop in Richmond, Virginia was a special treat. Presented by The James River Valley (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and The Links Foundation, Incorporated, the ballet company’s critically acclaimed performance, Dancing the …

  • William Starrett Appointed this year’s Artistic Director of Live on Lincoln

    William Starrett, Columbia City Ballet’s Artistic & Executive Director, has been appointed as this year’s Artistic Director for Live On Lincoln 2023, the highly anticipated finale to Columbia’s Artista Vista festival. Live on Lincoln brings together Columbia’s leading performing arts organizations for a spectacular production while patrons savor a delectable dinner from Blue Marlin on …

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