Artistic Director Transition

In 2015, Charlotte Ballet President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux announced he would step down at the end of the 2016/2017 Season. Charlotte Ballet’s board of trustees formed a search committee of board and advisory board members and community stakeholders, under the leadership of Chair-Elect Lise Hain.

Charlotte Ballet’s board selected Hope Muir, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. Hope’s appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation for the 2017/2018 Season, her first as artistic director.

Current President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux remains in his position through the 2016/2017 Season. Charlotte Ballet plans to spend Bonnefoux’s final season as artistic director celebrating his accomplishments and contributions.

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