April 26-28 | Knight Theater

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Energy and discovery abound at Spring Works with the introduction of three new choreographers to Charlotte Ballet, including former Charlotte Ballet dancer Bryan Arias, who Artistic Director Hope Muir regards as one of the most promising emerging choreographers today.

Bryan is joined by fellow up-and-comer Filipe Portugal, who makes his North American choreographic debut at Charlotte Ballet. The seasoned and highly acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett is reprising her mesmerizing pas de deux Tsukiyo. Closing the performance, the return of Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 leaves you feeling enlightened and entertained.


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April 26 | Thursday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets

April 27 | Friday | 7:30 PM           Buy Tickets

April 28 | Saturday | 7:30 PM      Buy Tickets


April 28 | Saturday | 2 PM            Buy Tickets

Join us for this special performance designed just for families! Family Matinees are the perfect introduction to Charlotte Ballet and the world of dance.

The Spring Works Family Matinee Performance includes:

-Special pre-show activities like a dance improvisation class inspired by Minus 16 and a skirt creation station

-A one-hour performance featuring TsukiyoMinus 16, Filipe Portugal’s new work.

-An on-stage host to guide the experience and offer behind-the-scenes insights

Child tickets are only $15! Pre-show activities begin at 1 PM, followed by the performance at 2 PM. Family Matinees and the $15 child ticket price are presented by The Leon Levine Foundation. Attendees must purchase regular priced tickets for adults attending. Ticket orders will be checked before printing.


From Our Dancers: Why You’ll Love Spring Works 

For many of our company dancers, this is their favorite performance of the season! See why our dancers think you’ll love Spring Works!

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Spring Works Choreographer Bryan Arias Receives 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship

Bryan Arias, a former Charlotte Ballet dancer and choreographer for Spring Works, received a prestigious Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship after being nominated for the award by Charlotte Ballet Artistic Director Hope Muir.

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From Our Dancers: Thoughts on Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16

“Minus 16 is a piece where a dancer can truly explore their identity. It breaks down the barrier of how dancers are perceived, and it lets the audience see how we feel on stage.” – James Kopecky

Charlotte Ballet welcomes the return of Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 at Spring Works. See why our dancers love this work!

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17/18 Season: Hope Muir Introduces Seven New Choreographers

For her inaugural season as artistic director, Hope Muir has drawn on her wide international dance experience to curate a range of choreographic voices that reflect her passion for both the existing masters and the mentoring of new talent.

Meet choreographers Bryan Arias and Filipe Portual who make their Charlotte Ballet debuts at Spring 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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