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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!

 

Experience the Magic of Sleeping Beauty

Don't miss photos and video from our first enchanted weekend of Sleeping Beauty!


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.


Record-Breaking Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte

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!


Meet The Lilac Fairy from Sleeping Beauty

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.


VIDEO: Sleeping Beauty

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.


VIDEO: David Ingram introduces his new ballet for Innovative Works

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.


Innovative Works – 20 Years of Memories

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.


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.


Sarah Lapointe – Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch

At just 19 years old, Charlotte Ballet dancer Sarah Lapointe has been named to Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" list for 2017. This is an honor bestowed upon the world's most promising dance talent.


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!


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!


New Nutcracker in Photos

Nutcracker as you've never seen it! See the first photos of Nutcracker's brand new sets and costumes thanks to a generous donation from the McColl family in honor of Jane Spratt McColl.


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.


QUIZ: Which Nutcracker character are you?

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.


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.


From the Dancers: Thoughts on Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16

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.


Meet Our New Company Dancers

Charlotte Ballet has added six new dancers to the first company. Read more to find out who these dancers are and why they are so excited to start their first season 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.


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....