This is Charlotte Ballet, unlike ever before.

In dance, “un” can be a powerful goal. Like when dancers feel untethered. When imagination is unleashed. When innovation is unlimited. That’s when crowds experience a kind of bliss and wonder that is just …unparalleled.

We are thrilled to introduce our 2022/2023 programming, and we can’t wait for you to see what’s revealed – about the incredible power of dance and about your own sense of wonder.

Be there when the curtain rises!


October 13-15, 2022 I Knight Theater

Charlotte Ballet’s season opens with the return of a fan favorite and an acclaimed work never before seen in Charlotte. Fall Works features Helen Pickett’s IN Cognito, created for Charlotte Ballet in 2019, with inspiration from NC author Tom Robbins. For the first time, Charlotte Ballet will present Under the Lights, choreographed by Charlotte Ballet II Director Christopher Stuart and set to the music of the iconic Johnny Cash. ArtsNash called this ballet a “seamless blend of classical, modern and popular dance styles”. A third piece to be announced soon will add to the evening, creating a truly unparalleled experience for our audiences.


December 9-23, 2022 I Belk Theater

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker! This unwavering holiday spectacular is complete with extravagant sets and costumes, the treasured Tchaikovsky score performed live by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and of course, a magnificent snowfall on the Belk Theater stage. Feel the magic in the air as we follow Clara on her timeless adventure to the whimsical Land of Sweets and encounter some familiar friends and foes along the way.


February 3-25 I Center for Dance

Innovation is unlimited in this fan-favorite series which includes three new works created for Charlotte Ballet. We welcome for the first time Jennifer Archibald, founder and director of the Arch Dance Company in New York City and Cincinnati Ballet’s Resident Choreographer. Also featured will be 2021 Guggenheim Fellow and UNCSA alum Helen Simoneau, whose dance-making explores proximity, intimacy and personal space. Rounding out the program will be a third work to be announced soon.


April 21-30 I Knight Theater

Let your imagination soar on a magical journey to Neverland with Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the rest of your favorite Neverland characters. This never-before-seen version of Peter Pan with new choreography by Christopher Stuart lets audiences uncover the mysteries of Peter’s life before his famous adventures and is sure to leave you feeling like you can fly! Just beware, you may encounter some pirates, crocodiles and pixie dust during your journey…


June 9-17 I Center for Dance

Returning for its fourth season, Choreographic Lab showcases the work of new and emerging talent from within the company and dance community. The evening of shorts is the culmination of a year-round process in which the artists stretch their choreographic muscles in new ways and explore different avenues of dance. Creativity is truly unleashed!

Tickets for our 2022/2023 Season will be on sale in August. If you’re interested in purchasing a subscription package, click here. We can’t wait to experience this unbelievable season with you all soon!