Apr 20

Get to know new Artistic Director Hope Muir

Hope visits Charlotte Ballet in July 2016

Charlotte Ballet recently announced season programming for the 2017/2018 Season, the first for new Artistic Director Hope Muir. Hope takes over as artistic director in June, following the retirement of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, who has led the company since 1996.  Our upcoming season is sure to transform audiences with its new choreographers and new works.

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In regards to her inaugural season, Hope says, “I envision a pioneering and innovative future for Charlotte Ballet.” Get excited for our upcoming season, and get to know Artistic Director Hope Muir!


Born in Toronto, Hope has worked for the past 29 years throughout Europe, Canada and the United States in both classical ballet and contemporary dance companies.

Hope danced with English National Ballet before joining Rambert Dance Company, where she danced for over 10 years under the direction of Christopher Bruce CBE. She completed her stage career in 2006 as a dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

A sought after guest teacher, stager and rehearsal director, Hope works with some of the most prestigious companies worldwide, including The National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Ballet BC.


Hope has remounted works internationally for a number of choreographers including Christopher Bruce CBE, Javier De Frutos, Helen Pickett and Crystal Pite.

In 2009, Hope joined Scottish Ballet as a rehearsal director and was promoted to assistant artistic director in 2015.


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

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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

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