Did you know Fancy Free received a startling 22 curtain calls at its premiere in 1944?! Check out this iconic American ballet for yourself at Fall Works, Oct 11-13.
Meet the creatives behind Charlotte Ballet's The Most Incredible Thing to see why The Telegraph wrote: “Take a bow, the entire lighting and design team."
Watch now: take a look at rehearsal for Johan Inger's Walking Mad described as a “stylistic game changer” by Artistic Director Hope Muir.
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!
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.
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.
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....