Treat yourself to an evening out at the oldest professional ballet company in North Carolina, the Charlotte Ballet. Founded in 1970, the Charlotte Ballet performs classic, contemporary, and cutting-edge dances. Their mission is to provide artistically excellent programming to diverse audiences. Let the Charlotte Ballet entertain you with their wonderful array of performances scheduled for the 2016-2017 season. It seems like the perfect reason to have a date night!
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Performances at the Charlotte Ballet
- Fall Works at Knight Theater. October 20th through 22nd. This double feature will feature the work of both Ohad Naharin and Dwight Rhoden.
- Nutcracker at Belk Theater. December 3rd through 23rd. This year’s performance, with live music from the Charlotte Symphony, is a must-see. Due to a generous donation, the Nutcracker will feature new sets and beautiful new costumes. The Charlotte Ballet will hold a one-night preview of the new Nutcracker on December 2nd. From 6:00pm to 10:00pm, there will be a Land of Sweets reception with festive activities, refreshments, music, and a silent auction. Most of all, children will also enjoy the Snowflake Village with special holiday activities.
- Innovative Works at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance. January 27th through February 18th. This is one of the Ballet’s most popular performances and also one of their most intimate settings. In addition to the ballet, there will be a dessert reception following the performance with the dancers and staff.
- Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte at Knight Theater. March 4th. This fundraising gala is celebrating its 4th year at the Charlotte Ballet. The event pairs local professionals with members of the Ballet for an unforgettable evening. As a result of the gala, the donations have gone to local charities around Charlotte.
- Sleeping Beauty at Knight Theater. March 10th through the 19th. This classic fairytale comes to life with beautiful sets, costumes and classic ballet choreography.
- Wuthering Heights at Knight Theater. April 27th through the 29th. Artistic director Sasha Janes will transform this classic tale into a breathtaking ballet.
The 2016-2017 season will be the last season for Charlotte Ballet President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Since it is his final season, it will be a celebration of his accomplishments and contributions to the Charlotte Ballet.
The Charlotte Ballet offers students, professional dancers, groups, seniors and children special ticket pricing. Tickets can be purchased by calling 704-372-1000 in addition to the box office located on North Tryon Street. Because tickets can sell quickly, don’t forget to purchase tickets in advance.
There’s nothing like an evening spent enjoying a stunning performance at the Charlotte Ballet. Let us help you make a weekend out of it while you’re here. Come and relax at our beautiful Davidson Village Inn. While you are planning, we are happy to help you create a custom getaway package. You’ll step into one of our guest rooms to find fresh flowers, his and hers chocolates and local North Carolina wine. Since Davidson has so many restaurants to choose from, we’ll even give you a voucher for dinner. Your relaxing weekend getaway awaits. Call us today at 704-892-8044 to book your stay.