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Charlotte Ballet

Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in North Carolina. Today, Charlotte Ballet has an established national reputation for artistic excellence and is widely regarded as one of Charlotte's premiere arts organizations. Under the artistic direction of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, the company has attracted superb dancers and built a versatile and diverse repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works. The company has an annual budget exceeding $4.5 million and employs 24 professional dancers.