May 17

Jean-Pierre’s Legacy: By the Numbers

Charlotte Ballet celebrates President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in his final season with the company. With a celebrated performance career, masterful choreographic works and visionary leadership of Charlotte Ballet, Jean-Pierre has made a lasting impact on the ballet world and the Charlotte community. Find out more about his career and contributions to Charlotte Ballet below in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s legacy, by the numbers!

14

The age Jean-Pierre started his dancing career.

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1957

The year Jean-Pierre joined the Paris Opera Ballet.

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20

The number of years Jean-Pierre has been the President and Artistic Director at the Charlotte Ballet.

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1970

The year Jean-Pierre became a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, after dancing with the Bolshoi, Kirov and Paris Opera Ballets.

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28

The number of Charlotte Ballet company dancers.

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700

The number of students trained by Charlotte Ballet Academy annually.

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1980

 The year of his final performance, after which he dedicated himself to work as an artistic director, choreographer and teacher.

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Charlotte Ballet’s revenue has gone from $2 million to $6.5 million since Jean-Pierre has been Artistic Director.

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1996

The year Jean-Pierre became artistic director of Charlotte Ballet and Charlotte Ballet Academy.

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2

The number of Charlotte Ballet artistic directors before Bonnefoux, who is now the third and longest standing artistic director.

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2008

The year he and Patricia won The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte’s inaugural ASC Honors-Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Arts Award.

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Join us for Inspired Works, a special performance celebrating 20 years of artistic leadership from Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Inspired Works’ all-star lineup, handpicked by Bonnefoux, showcases some of his and the audience’s favorite works and choreographers. Inspired works runs June 1-3, 2017 at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. Purchase tickets here!


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