CHARLOTTE BALLET STATEMENT
In response to recommendations and directives from public health and civic officials regarding cancellation of public gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19, all performances of Sleeping Beauty have been postponed and all Charlotte Ballet Academy classes are postponed.
Charlotte Ballet is committed to providing the utmost in support and flexibility for our patrons in light of these challenging circumstances. These are unprecedented times, and we are quickly assessing how we can ensure the health and safety of our community, our patrons, our dancers, our students and their families.
SLEEPING BEAUTY TICKET INFORMATION
Because Charlotte Ballet is a nonprofit organization relying on both ticket sales and contributed revenue, we ask you to consider donating the cost of your ticket back to our organization. While postponing Sleeping Beauty performances was necessary for the health of all our patrons, staff, artists, and volunteers, it will be a loss for the institution, making donations even more important during this time of crisis.
Nonprofit organizations like Charlotte Ballet have NO contingency budgets in the case of a worldwide pandemic; our resources overwhelmingly go to producing work for the stage. If you choose to donate your ticket, you will help sustain our revenue during this time, allowing us to continue inspiring and impacting people through dance.
Charlotte Ballet has been preparing to present Sleeping Beauty for more than three years. It is a glorious ballet and we are committed to sharing it with Charlotte.
We sincerely hope you will consider donating your ticket back to Charlotte Ballet. You also have the option to keep your tickets and use them for the rescheduled Sleeping Beauty performance (date to be announced), get a refund or exchange into another performance.
To donate tickets or request a call from our Audience Services team to discuss your options, please complete this form. Due to anticipated volume, we ask for your patience as we address each and every case. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.
CHARLOTTE BALLET ACADEMY AND REACH PROGRAM
Charlotte Ballet Academy and Reach will close all locations at the Center for Dance, Charlotte County Day School and the many Parks & Recreation Centers effective Monday, March 16, 2020. This includes all Open and Community Dance Programs.
If there are changes to our future performance or Academy schedule, we will send notifications by email, update the website, and announce on social media.
Please know that we are continuing to take extra precautionary measures to disinfect our spaces and providing additional hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes throughout Charlotte Ballet. The Academy and Company ballet studio barres, handles, door knobs, and other high-touch and traffic surfaces are already disinfected daily, and we are increasing those efforts.
For more information, and to stay-up-to-date on the evolving COVID-19 situation, see these sites:
The World Health Organization
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Mecklenburg County Public Health Department
Guidance for Travelers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention