Charlotte Ballet Names Hope Muir Artistic Director
Muir assumes artistic director role in July 2017
Current President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux remains in position through 2016/2017 Season
Charlotte Ballet board of trustees selected Hope Muir, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. Muir’s appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year, she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation for the 2017/2018 Season, her first as artistic director.
As artistic director, Muir will serve as the chief architect of Charlotte Ballet’s aesthetic vision and artistic profile. She’ll be responsible for the dancers of Charlotte Ballet; supervising artistic and production staff; playing an active role in the development of education and outreach programs and the Charlotte Ballet Academy; cultivating relationships with donors; and serving as a public representative.
“I am thrilled and honored to have been invited to be the new artistic director of Charlotte Ballet at such an exciting time in the company’s development,” Muir said. “Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride have built a family of artists, produced exciting and varied work, and grown a loyal audience. I relish the opportunity to build on the company’s tradition of excellence and lead it forward for the next generation.”