Don & Patricia Cantwell,​ ​ Artistic Directors 

Jill Eathorne Bahr, Resident Choreographer

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Six South Carolina professional ballet companies will perform Friday night at the SC Festival of Dance: 2012 Jubilee, USC Dance’s celebration of the state’s best professional dance. The show is at the Koger Center. The companies are: Carolina Ballet Theatre, Charleston Ballet Theatre, Columbia Classical Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, Unbound Dance and Wideman/Davis Dance. The USC Dance Company will also perform, premiering an original work by Gianni Di Marco, a former Boston Ballet dancer and a faculty member at The Boston Conservatory


CHARLESTON, SC – September 21, 2012 – Only days before Halloween, The ballet, “DRACULA” will stalk the stages of Charleston for the first time since 2002. Charleston Ballet Theatre welcomes you to the world of Dracula on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 PM at the Charleston Music Hall. Jill Eathorne Bahr’s 1999 premiere for the company is an intimate interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, which reveals the tormented world of the immortal Count. In 1999, Bahr's production of DRACULA received an 8-day sold-out run in Las Vegas. Many requests for its return have continued in every community where it has been staged, including Nevada Ballet Theatre, Ballet Omaha and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Tickets are available or by calling the CBT box office at(843)723-7334. Price $44-$29. Groups of 10 or more receive discounts. For group sales please call: 843.573.7859.


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 Versatile dancer Alexey Kulpin steps out of his comfort zone
Ballet was not Alexey Kulpin's first love — but you'd never know it now seeing him shine on stage as a principal dancer with the Charleston Ballet Theatre. Kulpin arrived in Charleston last summer after what he calls "an interesting adventure" around the world dancing professionally in Russia, Israel, San Diego, and Grand Rapids, Mich. After a successful first season with the CBT, including lead roles in the Piccolo productions Firebird and A Midnight Summer's Dream, Kulpin has caught the eye of dance fans as both a talented dancer and teacher. Now, after a summer of guest teaching in Ohio, Kulpin is gearing up for his second season with CBT.


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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 28  2012―The Charleston  Ballet  Theatre  is  delighted  to  announce   the  2012-13  Season.  The CBT  Board unanimously approved  a season  that includes some main stage favorites and a new original ballet for the Children’s Series.


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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 7, 2012―The Charleston Ballet Theatre (CBT), celebrating its 25th season as a professional dance company, is pleased to announce the establishment of improvements to correct recent issues concerning its finances, governance, and personnel.  The company is vigorously stabilizing both short-term and long-term assets in order to bring it back to fiscal and artistic health.


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 For Immediate Release April 20, 2012  -- Regional Dance America will be holding one major national festival in 2012. For only the third time in the history of regional dance, the organization will congregate on a national level at one major festival, all of the member companies will participate in the special five day festival following the similar format for the regional three day festival. There are currently eighty‐seven companies and over two thousand dancers who belong to Regional Dance America. The Festival Adjudicators are Jill Eathorne Bahr Charleston Ballet Theatre – Rosine Bena Sierra Nevada Ballet – Leslie Crockett Marin Ballet, Jon Cristofori Ballet Yuma and   Lyn Wiltshire University of Texas, Austin –

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