Led by Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet like the Nutcracker, to bold, contemporary works. The company of 26 professional dancers, who make Charlotte their home, annually present six performance series in Charlotte typically spanning from October to May. With an international roster of choreographers, Charlotte Ballet is focused on bringing new works to Charlotte and the rest of the world.
Former New York City Ballet star Patricia McBride, serves as a master teacher of Charlotte Ballet Academy which serves approximately 1,000 individuals each year. In December 2014, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride with a 2014 Kennedy Center Honor.
Charlotte Ballet has nationally recognized educational and community programs, including the Reach Scholarship Dance Program.
In 2010, the organization built the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in uptown Charlotte. The Center For Dance houses administrative and rehearsal spaces, as well as a 200-seat theater.