VIDEO: Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty’s timeless tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, a dashing prince and the triumph of good over evil has delighted audiences for years. Take a look at the gorgeous sets and costumes and a cast of fanciful characters, then join us in Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted kingdom, as this beloved childhood story leaves you feeling happily ever after....
What’s the Point of Pointe Shoes?
In Sleeping Beauty, the cast of more than 80 dancers includes many ballerinas wearing pointe shoes. Alessandra Ball James, who will dance the lead role of Princess Aurora, answered questions about these magical shoes....
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.Learn More About Us
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.
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.LEARN MORE ABOUT SARAH