Steven Caras continues to enjoy a privileged and most colorful career in the arts which began with his timely good fortune in joining the New York City Ballet during the company's true golden age. For the next fourteen years under the leadership of New York City Ballet's legendary founder *George Balanchine, he would dance worldwide in more than forty ballets choreographed by Balanchine in addition to being featured in numerous Jerome Robbins works.
During this inspirational period of his life, Steven Caras was also mentored as a photographer by Mr. Balanchine along with the company's co-founder, Lincoln Kirstein. Their encouragement led Caras to a luminous career as one of the most revered image makers of dance in our time, whose work continues to appear world-wide in major publications, films and documentaries, exhibitions and private collections.
Today, Steven Caras is very active in his travels as a keynote speaker and guest teacher while also playing a critical role in Palm Beach County philanthropy as a trustee on a private foundation along with his work as the founding chairman of two local charities--The Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Performing Arts and College Drive. He is the recipient of the 2014 Career Transition for Dancers "Heart & Soul" award, presented to him at the organization's annual Palm Beach fund raiser by Broadway legend Chita Rivera.
The PBS documentary, Steven Caras: See Them Dance, is a compelling celebration of Caras' accomplishments with a special emphasis on the artistry and magnitude of his photographic collection. The film has aired successfully on multiple PBS stations nationwide, receiving a 2012 Emmy Award in the category of Arts and Entertainment and the Grand Remi Award for 'Best Television Film of 2012' at the 45th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. In addition to his various projects, Caras is focused on identifying a permanent home for his extensive body of work: The Steven Caras Collection.
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