With overwhelming support from Charlotte Ballet’s Board of Trustees and artistic director search committee, we are excited to officially announce Alejandro Cerrudo as Charlotte Ballet’s new artist director!

We can’t wait to introduce Alejandro to you all when he assumes the role as artistic director on May 1, 2022.  

Until then, you can meet Alejandro and hear from him in the video below ⬇️

Alejandro is a nationally and internationally renowned artist and most recently resident choreographer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). Charlotte Ballet’s Board of Trustees selected Alejandro based on his passion for creating a diverse and inclusive dance culture, which aligns with the Ballet’s own mission. His goal is to “enable and empower an inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture.”

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the artistic staff and vision at Charlotte Ballet, a culture stamp on the city of Charlotte and the region as well as a leader and innovator in dance globally,” Alejandro said. “I embrace this opportunity that comes at an important time – as the arts, needed now more than ever, reemerge from the pandemic, exuding strength and resilience.”

Alejandro’s Artistic Vision

“I am overjoyed to join Charlotte Ballet and together continue to push the boundaries of ballet and contemporary dance.

I am eager to build upon the company’s identity as one of quality, creativity, and range, while embracing a pioneering perspective to enrich the art form.  Together, as an organization, we will strive to position Charlotte Ballet as a creative cultural leader that stands for diversity, equity and inclusion within its own walls and beyond.

It is an absolute honor and privilege to lead Charlotte Ballet into the next chapter.”

We’ll be sharing more about our new artistic director over the next few weeks to celebrate his arrival! Make sure you come back to the blog so you don’t miss out or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for reminders!

Video Excerpt Credits:
One Thousand Pieces performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Pacific Northwest Ballet
Cloudless performed by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Future Memory performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet
Silent Ghost performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet
Alejandro’s Headshot by Jeff Cravotta.
Photography by Angela Sterling, Rosalie O’Connor and Todd Rosenberg.