Columbia Classical Ballet suffers from flood

Flooding at Columbia Classical Ballet in South CarolinaThe Columbia Classical Ballet in South Carolina has been recovering ever since the massive rainfall that hit the area earlier this month left its facilities buried underneath eight feet of water. According to an article on WISTV, the total damages are estimated to be $260,000.


The dance company is just one of hundreds of small businesses devastated by the historic flood. It’s home, the Pavlovich Dance School, is run by Artistic Director Radenko Pavlovich.


Now the company is raising money and asking for help through a GoFundMe page. The fundraiser explains that there is a “long road ahead” for recovery and for the 32 dancers that make up the company.


“This past summer the school underwent extensive renovations to update and modernize the dance space. Everyone involved with the school was excited about the updates and the company was enjoying dancing in its new space. The new renovations cost approximately $260,000,” stated the fundraiser. “[Now] the school is a total loss… They will need to rebuild.”


To donate to this company that performs for thousands of students every year and that has helped develop many professional dancers (including The Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack), visit


“We are a strong community. We will rebuild the school, our community and dance again, but we will need some help to do so. Thank you all for your support.”


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