City Ballet was founded in 1991 by Sandra Zellinger. Located in North Raleigh, City Ballet provides quality training to a variety of young dancers, whether they are pursuing professional goals or enjoying the benefits of a dance education. The School offers students the opportunity to perform in a full-length Nutcracker, a full-length spring performance, and presents numerous workshops to expose students to different dance genres beyond the classical curriculum. Some of our most recent stage appearances include those at The American Heart Association’s Triangle Heart Ball, Festival of North Carolina Dance, and Raleigh Winterfest.
Since its inception, City Ballet has been dedicated to training students in the Cecchetti Syllabus of classical ballet and remains the singular facility offering this method in the Triangle. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, character, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. City Ballet’s philosophy encourages musicality, fosters creative expression, and teaches an appreciation of dance’s form and aesthetic; its goal is to enable all students to experience the joy of dance and performance while attaining professional technique and style.
City Ballet is invested in providing an environment that supports and enriches the experience our students have while taking classes. We make full use of three studios, allowing us to provide convenient class times while keeping class sizes small enough to give personal attention to each student. All studios are mirrored and equipped with sprung wood or Marley flooring. For student convenience, we have a carpeted dressing room with cubbies for belongings and two large ladies’ rooms and a men’s room. We also offer a quiet, brightly lit homework area for our students with demanding school responsibilities. Seating for waiting parents and siblings is available in our lobby and elsewhere. Peachtree Market, where the studio is located, offers additional amenities including options for a hungry dancer.