Success and pride have been the hallmarks of this roller-coaster ride that has been our 23rd season as Charleston’s hometown world-class professional dance company. In that spirit I wanted to share with you some of the highlights of our past season including artistic success for myself and the dancers as well as success for our own staff. I could not be more proud to be at the helm of such a uniquely gifted group of people who make every day at CBT a new and exciting adventure in the arts. As a friend and supporter of Charleston Ballet Theatre, Don, Patricia and I hope you too can share the same enthusiasm.
I have personally been blessed enough to see two of my newest creations, Decadent Divas and Motown Mania, reach monumental success, something that reinvigorates me daily, keeping my mind fresh and churning with new inspiration for the future. Our Masterpieces of Dance program this year allowed us to present masterworks of two geniuses of the medium with George Balanchine’s Rubies & Serenade and in-house guest Bruce Marks’ stunning A Lark Ascending.
New company members are always welcome at CBT, but I would like to acknowledge the loyalty and talent of the collection of long time dancers who have been with CBT for several seasons, sharing their grace and gifts with us for now and many seasons to come. I feel fortunate to have them, as they are the heart and soul of this organization.
Another source of great pride for me is to see our own Administrative Director, Kyle Barnette, awarded for his business and community leadership by being selected as one of the 40 Under 40 young leaders in Charleston. CBT’s success over the past year has been varied and due to many reasons but none so much as to the loyalty of our generous and enthusiastic ballet patrons.
For the past 23 years CBT has brought the elegance and beauty of ballet to over one-million audience members. The company has touched the lives of more than 66,000 children through its vast arts education programs. The work of CBT is inspired by the brilliance of renowned choreographers and gifted composers, and our dancers create an effortless tableau of graceful and athletic movement on stage. Years of dedication, hard work and aching feet have brought these dancers to Charleston. To have a top-ranked organization, it takes the commitment of many people and a caring community with the passion and dedication to support it. There also could never be enough words of thanks to the ballet company’s Board of Directors led by visonary Attorney Charles Patrick at its helm.- Basically YOU ALL ROCK!!!
As our landmark 23rd season of CBT concludes with the company’s fiscal year ending on June 30, 2010, I truly hope you will consider a contribution at any level to help us end our season strong and secure. Next season is packed with such exciting works as a brand new Alice in Wonderland full length ballet, the world premiere of my Nashville ballet and of course our classic The Nutcracker. Your generosity will ensure the continued legacy of artistic excellence at Charleston Ballet Theatre in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. I ask that you share your pride in us with a gift today by simply filling out the form below. The dancers, staff and board of CBT graciously thank you in advance for your commitment and your support. I guarantee we will be here for you and hope the feeling is mutual!
Call 843- 723-7334 to make your donation today.. before the end of our fiscal year June 30, 2010.
or mail it in to
Charleston Ballet Theatre
477 King Street Charleston SC