May 31

What’s Charlotte Ballet up to this summer?


The company’s Charlotte home season runs from October through April, but there are three chances to catch us this summer: opening night of American Dance Festival, at Appalachian State University’s An Appalachian Summer Festival and during a four-week residency at Chautauqua Institution.


Charlotte Ballet performs Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16.


June 15 | 6:30 PM

Durham Performing Arts Center


At American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, Charlotte Ballet is joined by a collective of other performers to celebrate the festival’s opening night.

Charlotte Ballet will perform Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. Set to an eclectic score ranging between Dean Martin, mambo, techno and traditional Israeli music, Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s signature “Gaga” method, to craft an experience with elements of spontaneity, while breaking down the barriers between the dancers and audience.


Charlotte Ballet dancers Alessandra Ball James and Addul Manzano in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty.


June 24-July 22

Chautauqua Institution


Charlotte Ballet returns to Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY, for their annual residency. For four weeks, Charlotte Ballet will perform classical and contemporary works over multiple shows including:

Dance Salon
July 6 | 8:15 PM
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

Charlotte Ballet with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: “Charlotte & Chautauqua: Celebrating the Career of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux”
July 11 | 8:15 PM
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater

Dance Innovations
July 19 | 8:15 PM
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater


Charlotte Ballet dancers Sarah Hayes Harkins and Josh Hall perform the Hallelujah pas de duex from Sasha Janes’ Sketches from Grace.


July 29

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Appalachian State University


Charlotte Ballet’s performance is filled to the brim with excitement! Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this performance will leave you feeling uplifted, energized and in awe.

The performance includes two duets spanning form classical to contemporary:

- Enjoy the opulence of classical ballet with the wedding scene from Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty.

- See the dancers excel in a pas de deux from George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, staged by Patricia McBride, Charlotte Ballet’s associate artistic director, former New York City Ballet star and a Kennedy Center Honoree.

The performance also includes two masterworks you don’t want to miss.

- Visionary choreographer Alonzo King’s ballet MAP, a metaphor for the different paths individuals must choose in life.

- Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture is an ode to the simplicity and grace of the Shaker lifestyle set to composer Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”


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