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Take your imagination on an adventure at Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux's Peter Pan. One of our dancers' favorite performances, Peter Pan includes extravagant sets and costumes, marvelous dance and an experience you'll never, never forget. See what our dancers have to say about this fun adventure!
No show is complete without the incredible costumes that really bring the story to life, and Peter Pan is no exception. Check out the transformation of the costumes for Peter Pan - from renderings to stage!
Peter Chu partners with Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley to create a ballet exploring Hamlet's emotional journey throughout the play. Don't miss this boundary-pushing piece at Innovative Works!
"We're flipping the whole story." For Innovative Works, Choreographer Stephanie Martinez explores the concept of masculinity and femininity in Shakespeare's iconic couples.
Dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins stars as Peter Pan’s spunky sidekick, Tinker Bell. Get to know Sarah and then come see her March 8-17 in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan.
Hear from choreographer Peter Chu on his process working collaboratively with Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley for Innovative Works.
See how Shakespeare's leading female characters are explored by choreographer Stephanie Martinez and playwright Dr. Lynne Conner in a fresh, provocative work at Charlotte Ballet's Innovative Works.
Check out our interactive map to see where the sets and 746 costumes pieces are were created across the U.S. for the Nutcracker's 2016 million-dollar makeover.
Do you ever wonder how a carnival would come to life on stage? See how Sasha Janes' Fascimile creates unique characters (and costumes!) for each company member!
Join us behind-the-scenes as our blockbuster performance of The Most Incredible Thing comes to life!
Innovative Works opens this weekend! Are you ready? If not- we got you! Check out behind-the-scenes interviews with our 3 choreographers!
Don't miss Myles Thatcher's new ballet at Innovative Works! Opens this weekend and runs through February 17!
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."
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.
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.
Join the dancers of Charlotte Ballet in the studio as they rehearse for Sasha Janes' Wuthering Heights.
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!
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.
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 the five new, contemporary ballets featured at our 20th anniversary performance of Innovative Works running now through February 18.
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!
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.
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.
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 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...
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....