CHARLOTTE BALLET BLOG

New Nutcracker in Photos

Nutcracker as you've never seen it! See the first photos of Nutcracker's brand new sets and costumes thanks to a generous donation from the McColl family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl....

Making Nutcracker a Memorable Family Experience

Whether you’re attending Nutcracker for the first time as a family, or coming back for your holiday tradition, check out our top tips to make it a memorable family experience. ...

QUIZ: Which Nutcracker character are you?

Are you a popular sweetheart like the Sugar Plum Fairy or do you have a bit of a mischievous streak like the Mouse King? Take our quiz to find out which character you'd be in Charlotte Ballet's Nutcracker....

Nutcracker Charlotte Ballet announces all new production of Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker
Creation of new scenery and costumes in honor of Jane Spratt McColl

2016/2017NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

A lifetime ofPOISE & CONFIDENCE starts now!

2016/2017 Season Creating a movement

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About Charlotte Ballet

Led by internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet like the Nutcracker, to bold, contemporary works. The company of 25 professional dancers, who make Charlotte their home, annually present five performance series in Charlotte during a season spanning from October to April. In December 2014, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride with a 2014 Kennedy Center Honor.

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Meet Our Dancers

The artists of the Charlotte Ballet are known for their high energy, precision and speed, as well as their ability to perform a versatile repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works.

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Sarah Hayes Harkins

Originally from Waynesville, NC, Sarah has been dancing with Charlotte Ballet for 8 seasons and also attended Charlotte Ballet Summer Intensive before joining the Company.

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Academy

Charlotte Ballet Academy offers a nurturing and structured environment that encourages individuality, creative expression and an appreciation for the art of dance.

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Community & Schools

Charlotte Ballet’s programming engages students, teachers and the community in a range of artistic activities that explore dance as an art form.

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Support

Through the support of individuals, corporations and foundations Charlotte Ballet is able to bring classical favorites and cutting-edge works to the stage, as well as year-round dance programming to children and families in the Charlotte region.
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