Bringing Nutcracker to Life

How does our million dollar Nutcracker makeover translate from costumes renderings to the big stage? See how our world-renowned design team made Nutcracker come to life!


#GivingTuesdayCLT 2018

We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to experience the joy of dance. Help us reach our goal this #GivingTuesdayCLT. Donations open now!

Dancers Share Their Favorite Summer Intensive Classes

From classical ballet to yoga, check out what our Summer Intensive students have to say about their favorite classes!

From The Stage to the Classroom: Q&A with Kati Hanlon Mayo

Check out our interview with Kati Hanlon Mayo, former Charlotte Ballet company dancer turned academy faculty! #throwback pics and all!

Personal Note from Academy Associate Director Anita

Check out why Academy Associate Director Anita thinks Summer Intensives are a vital part of a student's training and hear her tips on how to succeed!

Company Dancers’ Pro Tips for Summer Intensive

2018 Summer Intensive is finally here and our company dancers are giving us some pro tips for how to make the most of it!

Think You Can Dance? Start With The Complexity of Ballet Tasks

See what Academy Director Ayisha and company dancer Maurice have to say about the importance of training in a variety of genres in their interview with the Charlotte Post!

Meet our 2018 Summer Intensive Faculty

Find out why we love these teachers! Interested in working with them this summer? Learn more about our 2018 summer intensive.

What sets Charlotte Ballet’s Summer Intensive apart

Find out why our teaching artists think the Summer Repertory Performance is such a rewarding opportunity for dancers. Pre-registration for our 2018 National Audition Tour open now!

QC Exclusive Interview with Academy Director Ayisha McMillan Cravotta

We are lucky to to have such a strong woman leading our academy. Get involved and take advantage of the programs of Charlotte Ballet Academy like National Audition Tour and Summer Intensive

Announcing New Academy Directors and Faculty for 2017/2018

Join us in welcoming two new Associate Academy Directors and 5 new acclaimed teaching artists to our 2017/2018 academy faculty!

Summer intensive students share their favorite classes

Find out our summer intensive students' favorite classes and teachers!

Tips from our dancers: How to make the most of your summer intensive experience

Hear Charlotte Ballet company dancers' advice on how to make the most of your summer intensive experience!

How to Nail the Audition

Our Charlotte Ballet dancers and teaching artists have been through many auditions in their careers, and they are here to share advice on how to make you feel more confident this audition season!

Our favorite parts of Summer Intensive

It seems like just days ago we were welcoming Summer Intensive students to Charlotte Ballet for five weeks. Training six days a week, dancers ages 11-22 have worked with renowned...