Juan Castellanos, Emerson Dayton, and Eric Stith were part of Charlotte Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program last year.

This season, we welcome them to Charlotte Ballet II!

Charlotte Ballet Academy provides expert instruction to students who are training for a professional career in dance, as well as those who are interested in simply experiencing the joy and benefits of dance training. Three alumni from the Pre-Professional division, Juan Castellanos, Emerson Dayton, and Eric Stith, were invited to join Charlotte Ballet II for the 2020/2021 Season. On receiving an offer to dance with the second company, Juan says, “It means the world to me to have the opportunity to do what I love. It’s what I have been training for my whole life. I’m extremely excited to be able to showcase my passion on a grander scale.” We are thrilled to welcome them to Charlotte Ballet II this season, along with Tyler Diggs, Alan Huerta Villagran, Meredith Hwang, Anna Mains, and Zoe Ross Parker, and look forward to seeing them back in the studio.

The Academy is accepting new students! We have adapted this season in light of regulations and are as committed as ever to our expert instruction and creative expression for all dancers. Register for a placement class, and view the schedule to get started.