Carolina Ballet: Soloist (2004-present)
Eugene Barnes was born in Louisville, Kentucky but was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied dance for five years at Baltimore School for the Arts before joining Carolina Ballet. He spent two summers at Miami City Ballet Summer Intensive, one summer at San Francisco Ballet, and one summer at the Dancer Theatre of Harlem. Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss invited Mr. Barnes to audition for the company after he participated in a master class Weiss was teaching in Baltimore in 2003. In 2009 he was promoted to soloist.
Eugene Barnes, Carolina Ballet (page no longer active)