January 26-February 17, 2018 | Center for Dance

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Innovative Works, one of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performances, showcases contemporary ballet in an intimate setting. The 200-seat theater at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance provides the perfect venue, bringing the artist and audience together for a truly unique experience.  For an added bonus – tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show.

Experience new ballets by:

Sasha Janes – Called “a choreographer to watch” by the Washington Post, Sasha serves as Charlotte Ballet’s Resident Choreographer. He has created works for the School of American Ballet, Richmond Ballet and is currently a ballet faculty member and choreographer for The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Myles Thatcher – While dancing with San Francisco Ballet, Myles has also earned a reputation for his eye-catching and dynamic choreography. Myles has choreographed for the Rolex Arts Weekend in Mexico City, New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

Robyn Mineko Williams A former colleague of Artistic Director Hope Muir at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Robyn began making her own work in 2001 through Hubbard Street’s Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop. This three-time Princess Grace choreography award winner has also created works for Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and Visceral Dance Chicago.


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Jan. 26 | Friday | 7:30 PM             Buy Tickets

Jan. 27 | Saturday | 7:30 PM        Buy Tickets

Feb. 1 | Thursday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets

Feb. 2 | Friday | 7:30 PM              Buy Tickets

Feb. 3 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

Feb. 3 | Saturday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets

Feb. 8 | Thursday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets

Feb. 9 | Friday | 7:30 PM                 Buy Tickets

Feb. 10 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

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Feb. 15 | Thursday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets

Feb. 16 | Friday | 7:30 PM              Buy Tickets

Feb. 17 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

Feb. 17 | Saturday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets


From our dancers: Why you have to see Innovative Works

See which one of our dancers thinks “Audiences will be excited for Innovative Works. Three world premiers by incredible choreographers in an intimate setting makes it a really special program.”

Read more about why they think you won’t want to miss this performance!

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Behind the Ballet: Innovative Works 2017/2018

Innovative Works runs January 26-February 17! Are you ready? If not- we got you! Check out behind-the-scenes interviews with our 3 choreographers!

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Video: In rehearsal with Myles Thatcher

“Choreography is such a layered art form – making steps is just a very small part of it.” – Myles Thatcher

Meet choreographer Myles Thatcher and hear a little about his creative process. Be sure to see his brand new ballet for yourself at Innovative Works!


Video: In rehearsal with Robyn Mineko Williams

Hear Innovative Work’s choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams share her rehearsal process. Then be sure to see her work at Innovative Works!

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Theater, Seating & Parking

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Dining & Activities

Uptown Charlotte is bustling with restaurants, museums and fun! Make it a perfect ballet outing by adding on some of our favorite things near the theater.

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