Performance, Interviews & Behind-the-Scenes

Miss the online premiere?

Now more than ever we are strengthened and inspired by our mission of providing artistically excellent programming and so we invite you to join us Friday evening on Facebook as Charlotte Ballet brings the community together in a celebration of dance!


Dispersal was created by choreographer Christopher Stuart for our 2020 winter series, Innovative Works: Beyond the Mint. For this series, Stuart and two other choreographers were tasked with creating new works inspired by the Mint Museum exhibit, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint. The gorgeous score “Il Nodo” was composed for this work by sought-after Nashville musician Cristina Spinei.

When asked about Dispersal, Stuart cites being “particularly struck by Studio Drift’s artwork involving dandelion seeds” (pictured below). In this work, he uses dandelions as a metaphor for humans — “we adapt to our surroundings; we show resilience.”  How perfectly suited to this time!


  1. Make sure you follow us on Facebook.
  2. Visit our Facebook page on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 PM (EST)
  3. Click on Online Premiere: Dispersal , or copy and paste “Online Premiere: Dispersal” into your Facebook search
  4. In the bottom right there should be a “full screen” button so you can enjoy the online world premiere at full screen on whatever device you are using
  5. Don’t have Facebook? Click HERE on March 27 at 7:30 PM (EST) to watch on YouTube


Choreographer: Christopher Stuart

Set Design: John Tringas

Costume Design: Katherine Zywczyk

Lighting Design: John P. Woodey

Composer: Cristina Spinei

Company Dancers: Juwan Alston, Amelia Sturt-Dilley, Colby Foss, Sarah Hayes Harkins, Josh Hall, Alessandra Ball James, Anson Zwingelberg, and Chelsea Dumas

Inspired by the Mint Museum exhibit, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint

All photographs by Taylor Jones. Photo 1: Alessandra Ball James and Joshua Hall Photo 2: Colby Foss, Sarah Hayes Harkins, Juwan Alston, Amelia Sturt-Dilley, Nadine Barton and Maurice Mouzon Photo 3: Colby Foss and Sarah Hayes Harkins