Durham Ballet Theatre

welcome to dbt

Durham Ballet Theatre takes pride in the fact that our company is very diverse; we cast solely from auditions which are open to the public. We strive to see more children and adults, of diverse ethnic backgrounds and varied abilities, find their way to performing with our company. Our company and its culture differ from others in our area in that we also welcome and encourage non-professional adults to perform in our productions and other venues. In addition, we also encourage children ages 3 and older to audition for our performances.

We believe performing arts are a gift meant to be shared with everyone in the community.

Durham Ballet Theatre does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion, creed, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of any war era.

Winter Showcase
Durham Ballet is excited to feature aerialists and dancers from the community at Winter Showcase.
Open Auditions Sunday, October 7th studio opens at 2p – Auditions begin at 2:30p
These auditions are for both Aerialists and Dancers.
You are expected to be warmed up and ready by 2:30p.
Aerialists will be expected to perform a sampling of skills and a portion of your choreography.
Dancers are expected to present a portion of your choreography, please bring your music.
For additional information see the Audition’s Tab or contact auditions@durhamballettheatre.org 

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news & events

Durham Ballet Theatre's repertoire currently includes Aladdin, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Pineapple Poll and Cinderella. As we have grown, we have continued to expand our presence in the performing arts community of Durham and the Triangle. This is our fourth year of producing a Winter Showcase, which includes aerialists and contemporary works, along with guest performers from local dance companies and universities. These smaller performances are held at Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts.

Durham Ballet Theatre has been fortunate in our ability to host Friday evening performances for Special Audiences. We have been able to provide performances for some 5,500 members of this community over the last eight years. This year, for our Winter Showcase, this performance will take place on Friday, December 8th at the Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts.

volunteer

Interested in Durham Ballet Theatre productions? If so, we would like you to join one of our listservs. Select either the Parents Group, which provides important information if you are directly involved in our performances, or the DBT Info Group, which is for thoste who want to receive informaton about our company, such as show dates and times, and other events we may hold. Of course, you're welcome to join both!

Durham Ballet Theatre (DBT) would not be what it is today without community support. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for performers to share their talents. We have made it our mission to increase accessibility to the performing arts in our community by believing performing arts are a gift meant to be shared with everyone within the community.

We are looking for additional board members who are dedicated to our mission, passionate for our vision, and joyfully enthusiastic about our work. Board members should represent a talented group in various fields, including marketing, fundraising, legal issues, dance and arts administration.

Giving back to your community by supporting the arts with your leadership experience is both an energizing and nourishing professional opportunity.

If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact one of our board members. 

news & events

Durham Ballet Theatre's repertoire currently includes Aladdin, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Pineapple Poll and Cinderella. As we have grown, we have continued to expand our presence in the performing arts community of Durham and the Triangle. This is our fourth year of producing a Winter Showcase, which includes aerialists and contemporary works, along with guest performers from local dance companies and universities. These smaller performances are held at Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts.

Durham Ballet Theatre has been fortunate in our ability to host Friday evening performances for Special Audiences. We have been able to provide performances for some 5,500 members of this community over the last eight years. This year, for our Winter Showcase, this performance will take place on Friday, December 8th at the Durham School for Ballet & the Performing Arts.

As we begin our 2017-2018 season, we hope you will consider contributing to Durham Ballet Theatre through funding and through volunteering your skill-set, whatever that may be.

We are currently in need of volunteers with experience in grant writing, organization of volunteers, bookkeeping, sponsorship funding, marketing and construction.

Grant Writer - Someone to oversee the exploration of opportunities for grant funding and submission of the necessary information to meet the requirements. Every year we currently submit grants to the Fletcher Fund, North Carolina Arts Council, Durham Arts Council and City of Durham Annual Fund. The funding for cultural events has become more difficult to obtain in the local community as the requests for funding increases.
Volunteer Organizer - Someone who can look at the big picture while organizing and delegating the completion of the smaller details.
Bookkeeper - Someone to track expenses and income using QuickBooks. Someone who can track payments due and collected from cast members.
Sponsorship Funding Coordinator - Person(s) who can reach out to local corporations and businesses to attract corporate sponsorships
Marketing Coordinator - assess the current state of marketing and give feedback on how to better share the mission of Durham Ballet Theatre. Assist with promote the message and the organization in print and online.
Set Coordinator - Building scenery which is used productions which are mobile, stable and light weight. Obtain materials needed in the construction of sets, through donation when possible.

Durham Ballet Theatre is an all-volunteer organization, meaning we employ no staff and all of our programming, administration, and oversight is led by volunteers. We are always seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join us as volunteer board and committee members. 

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Durham Arts Council

DAC is a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region in North Carolina.

Founded in 1954, Allied Arts occupied several facilities before moving into the former City Hall on Morris Street in 1978, three years after changing its name to Durham Arts Council, Inc. In the mid 1980s, after a three year renovation, the city-owned building became DAC's long term home and, together with the adjacent Carolina Theatre, part of the Royall Center for the Arts in Downtown Durham.

Durham Culture

A visit to Durham puts a wealth of culture at your fingertips, whether you're looking for avant garde visual art, high energy theater and dance, compelling history, or fascinating museums. Explore Durham Culture to find upcoming events and learn about the arts and culture you can find here.

North Carolina Arts Council

North Carolina is known throughout the world for its pottery traditions, literary legacy, Southern Appalachian music traditions, jazz, blues and gospel heritage, and an abundance of artists and arts institutions. Recognizing the state’s rich cultural climate, the Arts Council was established to strengthen North Carolina’s creativity, invention and prosperity. In 1967 the Arts Council published its first survey of the arts in the state. There were 17 local arts councils and 233 other arts organizations.

North Carolina Arts Council, making North Carolina a better state through the arts.

City of Durham

Durham is known as the City of Medicine because almost one in four Durham workers is employed in health care or a health-related industry. But that's not all.

Durham is a canvas covered with a unique cultural identity. There is a culture of art and creativity expressed through visuals, performances, and food. There is a palpable sense of history. And there are countless opportunities for nightlife, shopping, and exploring nature. There's so much that even locals are always finding new things to do. So drop by and get to know the Bull City.

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