Inspired Works

June 1-3, 2017 | Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

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Inspired Works is filled to the brim with excitement! Join us for this special performance celebrating 20 years of artistic leadership from Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, who retires in June.

Whether you’ve been attending performances for 20 years or are new to ballet, Inspired Works will leave you feeling uplifted, energized and in awe.

Inspired Works’ all-star lineup, handpicked by Bonnefoux, showcases some of his and the audience’s favorite works and choreographers.

At Inspired Works you’ll experience:

– George Balanchine’s Rubies

– Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture

– Sasha Janes’ Lascia la Spina, Cogli la Rosa

– Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux & Quentin Talley’s Transformation

– Jiri Kylian’s Sechs Tänze

– Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria

Performance Dates


On the Blog

Jean-Pierre’s Legacy: By the Numbers

Find out more about Jean-Pierre’s career and contributions to Charlotte Ballet in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s legacy, by the numbers!


Jean-Pierre’s Top Accolades over 20 Years

Here are 4 highlights from Jean-Pierre’s time leading Charlotte Ballet!



Download casting for Inspired Works.

About Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux

With his celebrated dance career, masterful choreographic works and visionary leadership of Charlotte Ballet – Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux has been inspiring audiences for years. Inspired Works is the final performance of his Charlotte Ballet tenure, as Bonnefoux retires at the end of the 2017/2018 Season.

Showing Gratitude to Jean-Pierre

Join us in showing Jean-Pierre what his time at Charlotte Ballet and his incredible career have meant to you. Write your message of thanks or favorite memory with Jean-Pierre on his Gratitude Wall and read what others have to say.

Enjoy this preview of dances you’ll see at Inspired Works

Tickets & Pricing

Our most savvy ticket buyers are subscribers. Subscriptions for the 2016/2017 Season are on sale now. Reward yourself by subscribing today and ensuring you have priority seating, great pricing and flexible options as part of Charlotte Ballet’s subscriber family.

Single tickets for Inspired Works range from $25-$90.

Prices are subject to change, but buying early will assure you get the best seats at the best prices. Charlotte Ballet’s tickets are sold through CarolinaTix only. Scalpers do exist so be sure when purchasing tickets you are working with CarolinaTix to assure the best prices, protect yourself from fraud and know that the seats you’ve chosen are the same ones you’ll sit in for the show.


Theater, Seating & Parking

Inspired Works will be performed at Knight Theater at Levine at Levine Center for the Arts in uptown Charlotte at 430 S. Tryon Street. Knight Theater has two levels. The Orchestra is on the same level as the stage and includes Orchestra Front and Orchestra Rear seating areas. One floor above the Orchestra is the Grand Tier & Mezzanine level. Grand Tier seating is at the front of that level with the Mezzanine just behind.

A special preferred parking rate of only $5 is available for patrons at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s designated garage, Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage. The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5 PM on weekdays. There is no time restriction for the weekend. Click here for directions and a parking guide.


What to do Uptown

The Knight Theater is located directly between two museums and uptown Charlotte is home to many museums focusing on art, history and culture. Looking for a place to grab a meal before or after a show? Check out a listing of all the restaurants uptown or learn more about where to grab a glass of wine or a drink. Finding so much to do that you need some extra time? Uptown has plenty of options for accommodations.


Who is Charlotte Ballet?

Led by internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, 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 25 professional dancers, who make Charlotte their home, annually present five performance series in Charlotte during a season spanning from October to April. During the summer, the dancers and artistic staff serve as Company in Residence at The Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., where Bonnefoux has been artistic director since 1983.

Former New York City Ballet star Patricia McBride, serves as associate artistic director and master teacher of Charlotte Ballet Academy, which trains 700 students annually. 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.


Charlotte Ballet’s repertoire performances are made possible by a transformational gift from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, investing in the creation and acquisition of contemporary blockbuster and master works, and additional weeks of work for the Charlotte Ballet artists.