Dance Groups

Triangle ArtWorks Dance Directory

Triangle ArtWorks strives to include all Triangle groups in this listing, but needs your help in keeping it complete and current.  Please inform us of any changes/additions at our email.

These entries are for convenience only and the information regarding each organization was provided by the organization or taken from their websites.  Triangle ArtWorks makes NO endorsement or recommendation regarding any of the organizations listed.  Be sure to review their websites and other sources independently before you patronize them.


Infinity Ballet Theatre and Conservatory – Infinity Ballet Conservatory is an instructional studio for students of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Infinity Ballet Theater is a related nonprofit organization committed to building theatrical arts in the community by offering high quality dance instruction with performance opportunities for young dancers to express themselves and grow as artists. 3462 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502. 919-303-1105. Email. Website.


Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – Flamenco/Spanish Dance Company producing dance concerts, arts-in education projects and community performances.  Arts-ed includes lecture demonstrations and residencies and  dance concerts can be produced in large or small venues. 105 Vista del Rio Drive, Bahama, NC 27503. 919-479-9940. EmailWebsite.


Cary Ballet Company – Cary Ballet is a non-profit corporation and pre-professional ballet company under the Artistic Director, Mariaelena Ruiz. CBC produces two major productions annually and are actively in the community with the Plié All Day! program and Celebration of Children in the Arts. Productions include the full length version of The Nutcracker and Nutcracker Suite for younger audiences, as well as a range of diverse choreography at their Spring Works in Cary, NC. They are the Resident Ballet Company at the Cary Arts Center. 3791 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. 919-481-6509. Email. Website

Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Carrboro Modern Dance Company – Carrboro Modern Dance Company features artists who have studied dance and performed locally, across the country, and around the world, and who have recently returned and put down roots in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. The company was founded in June 2011 with a mission of creating a performing dance environment to attract and support dancers from the Triangle area who are seeking a professional opportunity to collaborate, choreograph and perform. They are the resident dance company at Carrboro Arts Center.  Website.

Footnotes Tap Ensemble:  Footnotes Tap Ensemble, a non-profit professional tap company, was founded by Robin Vail and Mimi Benjamin in 2002.  The Ensemble’s mission is to promote, educate and perform this truly unique American dance art through annual ensemble concerts, community concerts and tap workshops. 105 Goldston Drive, Carrboro, NC 27510. Email. Website.

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) –  NCYTE is a professional tap dance company that embraces a wide variety of percussive dance styles.  The ensemble offers performances from school shows and lecture/demonstrations to full two hour concerts. 1603 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 919-967-9624. Website.

Triangle Country Dancers: Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS). PO Box 3784, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Email. Website.

Triangle Youth Ballet: The Triangle Youth Ballet is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ballet repertory company, as well as a school, training dancers from age 3 – adult. Gateway Commons, 1708 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5851. 919-932-2676. EmailWebsite.


African American Dance Ensemble, Inc. – The Ensemble is comprised of nine musicians and dancers under the leadership of Artistic Director, Chuck Davis.  Its mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American dance and music through research, education and entertainment. With the motto, “Peace, love, respect for everybody,” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values as resources to encourage interracial cooperation, cross-cultural understanding and societal analysis. We offer a variety of performances;  Residencies, Lecture/Demonstrations, workshops, concerts and special concerts are available. 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. EmailWebsite.

American Dance Festival – The American Dance Festival is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers, and professionals in dance-related fields since its founding in 1934. Heralded as “One of the nation’s most important institutions” by The New York Times, the ADF’s sustained record of creative achievement is indivisible from the history of modern dance.Remaining true to the goals of its founding artists, the ADF’s programs are developed based on its mission: to encourage and support the creation and presentation of new modern dance work by both established and emerging choreographers; to preserve our modern dance heritage through continued presentation of classic works, as well as through archival efforts; to build wider national and international audiences for modern dance; to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its cultural and historical significance; to provide a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers and a forum for integrating and disseminating information on dance education.  715 Broad Street; Durham, NC 27705. 919-684-6402.  Email. Website.

Blank Slate Dance Company:  Blank Slate Dance is a group of dancers from around the Triangle who have come together to create and perform new pieces of contemporary work in and around North Carolina. The company has a unique process where every company member has the opportunity to play the role of either choreographer or performer giving Blank Slate the opportunity to create and present different aesthetics and styles. ;  Heather Pike (Artistic Director) and Heather Rose  (Assistant Artistic Director);  Barriskill Dance Theater, 3642 Shannon Road, Durham, NC  27707.  919-489-5100.  EmailWebsite.

ShaLeigh Dance Works – ShaLeigh Dance Works, under the artistic leadership of ShaLeigh Comerford, is a multi-cultural dance theater company dedicated to creating socially conscious work. Collaboration, diversity and outreach are central to the company’s ethos and the multicultural and multidisciplinary troupe is comprised of dancers, actors, educators, writers, visual artists, martial artists, and dance makers. We create performances and community-based outreach programs grounded in social engagement, activism, and diversity. Our performances are accompanied by art exhibitions, lectures, and classes designed to deepen the thematic material of each work we produce.  We provide paid opportunities for the artists we serve as well as donation only movement opportunities for our community. Performances, classes and workshops for special events are available. WebsiteEmail.


Carolina Ballet:  We are a professional ballet company ranked one of the top 10 in the country.  Our mission is to provide world-class professional ballet to our local community, the state of North Carolina and beyond.  We accomplish this by attaining excellent dancers, commissioning new works and performing the classics.  3401-131 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC  27604. 919-719-0800. Website.

Code f.a.d. Company (where f.a.d. is an acronym for film—art—dance) – A multimedia dance company committed to combining film, visual art, and dance in live concert performances and in dance film projects. Artistic Director Autumn Mist Belk is a choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, and graphic designer and has previously shown her choreography and visual artwork in venues across the United States. The company performs in traditional concert settings and is also available for residences and performances in public and private schools. 4109 Charles G Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606, Email. Website.

Raleigh Dance Theatre– Raleigh Dance Theatre provides performance training for young dancers while promoting and fostering the art of dance within the community. Membership is through audition and is open to dancers throughout the area. Raleigh Dance Theatre is an Honor Company of the prestigious Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. P. O. Box 33691, Raleigh, NC 27636. 919-834-1058. Email. Website.


Triangle Swing Dance Society:  The Triangle Swing Dance Society (TSDS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting swing dancing to live music in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Our events are attended by people from all ages and backgrounds who are always friendly and ready to dance! Everyone is welcome to visit and join our organization. P.O. Box 3499, Chapel Hill, NC 27515. EmailWebsite.

Triangle Vintage Dance: Triangle Vintage Dance (TVD) is dedicated to providing Vintage Dance events as well as Waltz events for the Triangle area. Vintage Dance refers to dancing of the 1860s to the 1930s, including country dances and quadrilles, as well as couples dance such as Victorian Waltz, Polka, Schottische, and Mazurka, as well as Ragtime One-Step, Foxtrot, Tango, Blues and Charleston.  919-932-6232.  EmailWebsite.

Dance Support Organizations and Networks

NC Dance Alliance – North Carolina Dance Alliance is the nonprofit state service organization establishedto serve and support the development of dance in North Carolina. NCDA develops programs and services that address the changing needs of the state’s dance community. Currently NCDA offers a variety of programs and services including The Annual Event, a biannual newsletter called The Dance Voice, a statewide dance calendar, a membership directory, the annual NCDA Award, Scholarships, fiscal agent services, and an email listserv. Email. Website.

Triangle Dance Project – The mission of the Triangle Dance Project is to foster community by creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance throughout the Greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. We accomplish this mission through programs facilitating collaboration, creativity, performance and excellence in dance and the arts. We promote a functional network for communication by serving as a resource to dance artist-educators, dance students, dance businesses and dance audiences and enthusiasts throughout the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Email. Website.