Raleigh Dance Theatre Presents 27th Annual Spring Repertoire

(RALEIGH) – Mary LeGere, Artistic Director, announces the Spring 2012 season of Raleigh Dance Theatre (RDT).  Raleigh Dance Theatre will present its Spring Repertoire Performance on Wednesday, May 23,  2012 at 7pm in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College. General admission tickets for all performances are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Group rates are also available.  The performance will feature the classic Sleeping Beauty Act III, excerpts from Jennifer Sommers’ whimsical Alice in Wonderland, and Susan Galdy’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly, based on poems written by children of the Holocaust. The production will also feature performances by RDT alumnae Ashley Hathaway and Sarah Newton (Carolina Ballet); Jessica Higgins (NYC); and Christine Brown (formerly of Carolina Ballet); as well as Cameron McCune, current RDT dancer and recent silver medal winner of the Senior Men’s Division (15-19 year olds) in the prestigious student ballet competition National Youth America Grand Prix 2012.  In conjunction with the performance, RDT celebrates the 30th anniversary of our affiliate school, The Raleigh School of Ballet. Students from The Raleigh School of Ballet will be featured throughout the performance. RDT gratefully acknowledges the gift of office and studio space, and above all, the excellent training RSB has provided Raleigh Dance Theatre dancers over the years.

Raleigh Dance Theatre was founded in 1984 by Ann Vorus to provide pre-professional performance training, while promoting and fostering the art of dance in the community. It is an honor member company of Regional Dance America/Southeastern Regional Ballet Association.  RDT’s training program has a proven record of success, with alumni who have gone on to professional careers with Pennsylvania Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Carolina Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet and the New York City Ballet among others.

For more information about the Raleigh Dance Theatre, our Spring Repertoire performances, or our outreach programs, please contact the company offices at (919) 834-1058, or visit its website at www.raleighdance.org.