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.
After buying your tickets to a performance at the Center for Dance, make sure you know all the details on seating and parking!
No matter your traditions for the season, Charlotte Ballet's Night at the Nutcracker Event Planner Emily Portal has five tips on how to make your holiday gatherings especially memorable.
Listen as we interview Director of Education & Community Engagement Bianca Bonner about what makes this sensory friendly performance so special!
Watch now: take a look at rehearsal for Johan Inger's Walking Mad described as a “stylistic game changer” by Artistic Director Hope Muir.
Step into the studio with the dancers as they rehearse Elsa Canasta, the finale ballet for Fall Works. Hear more from choreographer Javier de Frutos about this dark, funny, sexy evocation of the world of Cole Porter.
See where we have been, what we are doing now and what Artistic Director Hope Muir sees in the company's future- all wrapped into one Fall Works performance!
Charlotte Ballet kicks off our 2017/18 season in a big way with our new artistic director Hope Muir, and Fall Works packed with three new ballets! See what makes this our most INCREDIBLE season yet!
Artistic Director Hope Muir describes 5 benefits of touring for Charlotte audiences
Join us in welcoming two new Associate Academy Directors and 5 new acclaimed teaching artists to our 2017/2018 academy faculty!
Company dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins believes "Fall works will be very exciting- I hope Charlotte is ready for us to blow them away with our diversity." Hear more thoughts from our dancers on why you need to see Fall Works!
Charlotte Ballet is pleased to announce it has received a $200,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation that will support the creation of a new Family Matinee series.
Planning a visit to the Center for Dance? Check out a few of our favorite places in Fourth Ward to enhance your experience.
Find out our summer intensive students' favorite classes and teachers!
Just announced - 2017/2018 Season featured choreographer Bryan Arias has received a 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship.
Hear Charlotte Ballet company dancers' advice on how to make the most of your summer intensive experience!
A dancer, choreographer, teacher and director - Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux has spent the last 20 years as Charlotte Ballet’s leader and visionary. Watch a special to tribute to Jean-Pierre upon his retirement after the 2016/2017 Season.
After eight seasons with Charlotte Ballet, dancer Jamie Dee Clifton will retire from the stage. Join us in celebrating Jamie at her last performance with the company, Inspired Works, and check out our favorite photos through her career.
Charlotte Ballet celebrates President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in his final season with the company. Find out more about his career and contributions to Charlotte Ballet in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, by the numbers!
Hope Muir has drawn on her wide international dance experience to introduce seven new choreographers for Charlotte Ballet’s 17/18 Season, three world premieres and two American premieres.
Sasha Janes' Wuthering Heights takes the stage April 27-29 at Knight Theater, but the vision for telling Emily Bronte's masterpiece of literature through ballet has been years in the making. Learn more about Charlotte Ballet supporters Ann and Michael Tarwater.
Wuthering Heights is full of complex characters and relationships. Find out how dancer Chelsea Dumas prepares herself for the role of Catherine Earnshaw.
Be transported to the 1800s with Wuthering Heights! Choreographer Sasha Janes is working with his mother Jennifer Janes to bring the costumes to life. Take a look at the costume sketches and learn more about the characters.
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s literary masterpiece, is a passionate story of love and revenge boldly adapted into a ballet by Charlotte Ballet Associate Artistic Director Sasha Janes. Learn three things about the show you might not know!
A record-breaking $875,000 was raised for Charlotte Ballet and six local charities at Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte 2017. See all the photos and video of our favorite Gala moments!
Whether you're headed to an evening show with your date or planning the perfect matinee over brunch, we asked four of our favorite Charlotte food bloggers for their recommendations for making Sleeping Beauty one enchanted Uptown outing.
Sleeping Beauty is one of the most iconic ballets of all time and the role of The Lilac Fairy is one of the most notable. Meet Charlotte Ballet's Lilac Fairy Sarah Lapointe and learn more about why she's looking forward to putting her own spin the well-known role.
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.
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.
Former company dancer David Ingram has returned to create Flamouriá, a new work that combines a community partnership with projections. Watch more to hear from David about his vision and how the ballet came together.
In his first year as artistic director, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux created Innovative Works to present contemporary ballet to the community. Twenty years and 105 ballets later, we look back at some of our favorite memories.
From Scotland to NYC to Charlotte and back, catch up with Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet's Artistic Director beginning July 2017. Hope offers insight into the planning of her first season with the Company.
Check out our interactive map to see where Nutcracker's new sets and 746 costumes pieces are being created across the U.S. as we work to get the performance to stage by December 3.
This season, in addition to celebrating the legacy of Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in his 20th and final season, Charlotte Ballet is celebrating your generosity. Our organization is stronger artistically and financially thanks to your continuous support. As we enter an exciting and transformative time, we believe that you are more important than ever.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being on stage like the dancers of Charlotte Ballet here’s your chance with two upcoming events that will allow you to become part of the ballet: The Ingram Project and Dance Interactive.
In 2012, company members Jamie Dee Clifton and Sarah Hayes Harkins performed in the premiere of Resident Choreographer Dwight Rhoden's The Groove. Now, four years later, this piece will be performed as part of Fall Works to kick off the 2016/2017 Season. With the opportunity to perform this piece again, the dancers describe their experience with the work and reflect on how they have matured as dancers with Charlotte Ballet.
Before you see Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 performed at Fall Works, join us for Out of Focus - A documentary on Ohad Naharin to learn more about the choreographer. After the screening, join us for a conversation with Erez Zohar who is setting the work, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and the dancers.
Charlotte Ballet welcomes Ohad Naharin for the first time to set his work, Minus 16, as part of our first performance of the season, Fall Works. Read to see why Charlotte Ballet company members are excited to be a part of this piece.
During the summer, Charlotte Ballet travels to Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY for a residency. Founded by our Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1989, Chautauqua’s dance program presents four Charlotte Ballet performances during an eight week residency, including ballets by Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes, Dwight Rhoden and several ballets staged by Patricia McBride.
With a celebrated performance career, masterful choreographic works and visionary leadership of Charlotte Ballet – Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux has made a lasting impact on the ballet world and the Charlotte community....