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Sarah Lapointe – Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch

Company Dancer Sarah Lapointe featured in Dance Magazine

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.

Learn more about Sarah and see her on stage! Sarah will next be featured in:

Innovative Works

January 27-February 18 | Center for Dance
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and as the Lilac Fairy in

Sleeping Beauty

March 10-19 | Knight Theater
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Dance Magazine: 25 to Watch

Author: Steve Sucato

Date: December 29, 2016

Charlotte Ballet’s Sarah Lapointe is the prototypical ballerina. She uses her to-die-for extension to send legs skimming past an ear skyward, but the 19-year-old boasts more than just good genes. Lapointe’s performances reveal fluidity in her movement between steps; a sense of grace in every unfolding arm movement leads the eye to delicate and perfectly placed fingers. Possessing technical skills and stage presence beyond her years, Lapointe’s talent is magnetic

A 2015 National YoungArts Foundation award-winner, Lapointe attended Philadelphia’s The Rock School for Dance Education and has guested with The Washington Ballet. Now in her second season with Charlotte Ballet, she continues to follow a mantra given to her by her artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and associate artistic director Patricia McBride: “Don’t be shy, and just go for it.” Charlotte audiences can see her do just that as she brings her formidable extension to a role tailor-made for it: the Lilac Fairy in Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty this March.”

PC Vikki Sloviter

Read full article here

Follow Sarah on Instagram to see what she’s up to this season: @sarahelapointe