Charlotte Ballet Academy gives you the skills to pursue a career in dance. Join us celebrating three dancers who’ve made the leap to Charlotte Ballet II from our Pre-Professional program! Read about their journeys below and don’t miss their professional debut in Fall Works. Registration for Fall Academy classes is now open!
Karlee came to Charlotte Ballet’s Summer Intensive in 2016. At the end of the summer, she was asked to join the year round, Pre-Professional program.
“I instantly fell in love with the intensity, instructors and the professional company dancers.”
After her first year of training with Charlotte Ballet, she was asked to continue a second year as a Trainee. She spent just one year as a Trainee before she was asked to join the second company!
“The most exciting thing about joining Charlotte Ballet II is having the opportunity to work beside dancers whom I have been inspired by for the past two years!”
Photo by Humberto Ramazzina. With Rorey Fraser.
Jared has a very special Charlotte Ballet story. He began dancing through Reach, Charlotte Ballet’s nationally recognized dance scholarship program.
“I thought it was always out of reach, until I was about 16. Then I thought, ‘maybe if I put my best foot forward today, and every day beyond that, I might be able to do something.'”
Charlotte Ballet Artistic Director Hope Muir called him into her office one day, which doesn’t normally happen to the Pre-Professional dancers. In those moments, Jared was offered his position in Charlotte Ballet II!
“I am incredibly excited to work with such talented, powerful, selfless, and versatile dancers. I have have been training at Charlotte Ballet for years, and this is the company I aspired to be apart of!”
Elisabeth came from Palm City, FL to train with Charlotte Ballet’s Pre-Professional program.
After two years in the Pre-Professional program, she was offered a position with Charlotte Ballet II!
“I am most excited to be able to work with and learn from the amazing artisitc staff and dancers at Charlotte Ballet!”
Photo by Patricia J. Reagan
Subscribe today so you don’t miss Karlee, Jared or Elisabeth this season!