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Celebrating the Centennial of Two Landmark Artists

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.

 


VIDEO: The making of The Most Incredible Thing

Join us behind-the-scenes as our blockbuster performance of The Most Incredible Thing comes to life!


Behind the Ballet: Innovative Works 2017/2018

Innovative Works opens this weekend! Are you ready? If not- we got you! Check out behind-the-scenes interviews with our 3 choreographers!


Video: In rehearsal with Myles Thatcher

Don't miss Myles Thatcher's new ballet at Innovative Works! Opens this weekend and runs through February 17!


The Most Incredible Thing brings renowned artists to Charlotte

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."


Video: In rehearsal with Robyn Mineko Williams

Hear Innovative Work's choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams share her rehearsal process. Then be sure to see her work at Innovative Works! Tickets on sale now.


Fall Works Performance Preview: Johan Inger’s Walking Mad

Watch now: take a look at rehearsal for Johan Inger's Walking Mad described as a “stylistic game changer” by Artistic Director Hope Muir.


VIDEO: Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta

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.


Press Play: In rehearsal for Wuthering Heights

Join the dancers of Charlotte Ballet in the studio as they rehearse for Sasha Janes' Wuthering Heights.


Costume Renderings: Bringing Wuthering Heights to Life

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.


3 Things to Know About Wuthering Heights

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 Tale of 3 Auroras

From first performances to balancing motherhood, the extraordinary ballerinas who dance the role of Sleeping Beauty's Aurora had an exciting first weekend of shows.


Setting the Stage – Introducing Hope Muir V2

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.


VIDEO: Go Inside Innovative Works

Check out the five new, contemporary ballets featured at our 20th anniversary performance of Innovative Works running now through February 18.


A Day in the Life of Josh Hall

What does a day in the life of a professional dancer look like? Read on as we follow Josh as he prepares for our 20th year of Innovative Works, opening on January 27 and running through February 18!


Nutcracker Coast to Coast: How New Sets and Costumes are Made

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.


Who Creates A Movement? You Do

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.


Become Part of the Ballet

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.


How a second performance of Dwight Rhoden’s The Groove impacts dancers

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.


Top 10 Things You Missed From Chautauqua

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.


Nutcracker: New Costume Renderings Revealed

It has always been a dream of Charlotte Ballet Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux to bring his vision for Nutcracker to life with brand new sets and costumes.


Setting the Stage – Introducing Hope Muir V1

Setting the Stage is an ongoing series with Hope Muir, who has been named Charlotte Ballet’s new Artistic Director beginning July 2017. Hope will offer insight into the planning of...


2016/2017 Season Celebrates Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

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....