About the Company

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In 2012, Hans Christian Anderson’s holiday classic, The Little Match Girl was brought to life in an original ballet that marked the first collaboration between three Charleston performing arts organizations. The ballet included an original score by a local composer, choreography by award winning choreographer Jonathan Tabbert, the musicians of Chamber Music Charleston and our very own pre-professional youth ballet company. The ballet became a community favorite and a successful “first child” of this artistic team, know originally as Ballet Evolution. As the passion of our “artistic collective” grew, so did our vision into the conceptualization and formation of a professional collaborative arts ballet company; Palmetto City Ballet.

PCB is designed to act as a hub for the creation of new dance works as well as original musical compositions. We will provide the highest level of quality dance performances, live music highlights and the integration of dance education. Our distinguished artistic staff, nationally recognized dancers and musicians, and unique performance offerings will truly set this company apart and make Charleston a destination for dance. PCB will create the highest level of quality public performances to provide an essential dance experience for our patrons and enhance the current arts atmosphere of our city. As Palmetto City Ballet becomes a beacon in the local arts community, it will serve as a steppingstone to our future goal of including regional and national touring to the company’s mission.

Vision

Palmetto City Ballet:  Making Charleston a destination for dance

Mission

To establish Palmetto City Ballet as an indispensable asset of the Charleston community through exceptional performances, excellence in dance training and community education for all ages.

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