Behind-the-scenes of Under the Lights.

Under the Lights is kind of a unique ballet…the combination of the dancing, the movement and the music all together feels like you’re at a rock show.”
– Jon Upleger, stager for Under the Lights.

Charlotte Ballet’s 2022/2023 Season opener, Fall Worksis one month away! We are thrilled to perform Under the Lights by Director of Charlotte Ballet II Christopher Stuart for the first time in Charlotte, as well as present two fan favorites, IN Cognito by Helen Pickett and A Picture of You Falling by Crystal Pite!

Under the Lights is a tribute to the life, love and music of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Our dancers have been in the studios with Jon Upleger who performed in the world premiere of Under the Lights at Nashville Ballet in 2014.

Click the video above to get a first-hand look into the studios and hear what Jon has to say about being a part of the premiere of Under the Lights in Charlotte.

Join us for our season opener, Fall Works, at the Knight Theater, October 13-15.