Patricia McBride Named Kennedy Center Honoree

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named Charlotte Ballet Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride a 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree. McBride will be honored at the 37th annual national celebration of the arts along wtih singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin.

McBride and her fellow honorees will be celebrated at a gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House Sunday, December 7, 2014. The Honors Gala will be broadcast on the CBS as a two-hour primetime special Tuesday, December 30 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Patricia McBride in the Press

Washington Post correspondent Mary Curtis interviews Patricia McBride for She the People – Click here

Read more about the honor from the Charlotte ObserverClick here

Pulitzer winning dance critic Sarah Kaufman profiles Patricia McBride for the Washington PostClick here


Watch the Charlotte Ballet Company react to Patricia McBride’s announcement of her 2014 Kennedy Center Honor.

Tchaikovsky Pas de Duex
Choreography by George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust