Robert Weiss (Spring ’15) is the founding Artistic Director/CEO of Carolina Ballet, a professional ballet company in Raleigh, North Carolina currently in its eighteenth season. Weiss was a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Upon retiring he became the Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia for close to a decade.
Weiss is a recipient of two fellowships for choreography from the National Endowment for the Arts. In May 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from North Carolina State University.
The creation of a full evening ballet of Macbeth
In residence, Weiss worked with composer Mark Scearce to create the libretto and music for a new full evening length ballet based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.