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About Charlotte Ballet

In April 2014, North Carolina Dance Theatre announced it was changing its name to Charlotte Ballet. “This transformation is not about changing what we do — it’s about defining it. We will continue to provide an array of exciting performances, exceptional training for aspiring dancers, and programs to engage, educate and entertain the Charlotte region,” said President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux.

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Charlotte Ballet’s Patricia McBride Named Kennedy Center Honoree

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named Charlotte Ballet Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride a 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree. McBride will be honored at the 37th annual national celebration of the arts along wtih singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin.

As Patti prepares to travel to the Kennedy Center to accept her award, we invite everyone to join us in wishing her well and expressing our appreciation for her amazing career and accomplishments. Share your well wishes with Patti and your favorite memories with Patti on stage, in class or throughout her life by posting them to social media using #PattiPride.

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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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MELISSA Anduiza

Melissa Anduiza, who dances the magical role of Snow Queen in Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker, takes you through a day in the life of a ballerina.

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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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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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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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