Energy and discovery abound at SPRING WORKS with the introduction of three new choreographers to Charlotte Ballet, including former Charlotte Ballet dancer and 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship award winner Bryan Arias, Filipe Portugal and Helen Pickett. Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 closes the show. Read on to see why our company dancers think SPRING WORKS will be a performance you don’t want to miss!

headshot_shaina-wireShaina Wire | 2nd Season

I am most looking forward to working with Filipe Portugal in the spring and his new work. I think it’s going to be amazing to be a part of his North American choreographic debut.

web_SQ-0874R_fix_James_Kopecky_022James Kopecky | 3rd Season

Bryan Arias’s work speaks to me. I haven’t seen much of his work, but the quality of movement to what it actually says makes sense and looks intriguing.

web_sq-fixr_0756-4205_elizabeth_truellElizabeth Truell | 4th Season

I know a lot of people are very excited that we are doing Minus 16 again. I really think that the audiences will enjoy all of the performances.

Mktg_Headshot_Alessandra JamesAlessandra Ball James | 13th Season

I’m most excited to work with Bryan Arias. I know him from when he danced here at CB.It will be great to work with him as a choreographer.

web_SQ-0874R_fix_Chelsea_Dumas_027Chelsea Dumas | 5th Season

I’m very excited to work with Helen Pickett. Her choreography is beautiful and every time I have seen it I am mesmerized by her work.



Michael Matthews | 2nd Season

I’m most excited to work with Bryan Arias- all of his works have a surreal and organic quality about them which is exciting to me.

Drew_BlogDrew Grant | 2nd Season

I’ve worked with Helen Pickett in the past and getting to delve into her movement style again will be an exciting challenge. 

colby-320x320Colby Foss | 1st Season

I’m looking forward to Spring Works because I’m excited about the diverse program and the opportunity to work with many different and wonderful choreographers.

 Wait- you’re saying you don’t have your tickets yet? Time to change that!

SPRING WORKS runs April 26-28 at the KNIGHT THEATER.