In 2015, Charlotte Ballet President & Artistic Director JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX announced he would step down at the end of the 2016/2017 Season. Charlotte Ballet’s board of trustees formed a search committee of board and advisory board members and community stakeholders, under the leadership of Chair-Elect Lise Hain.
Charlotte Ballet’s board selected HOPE MUIR, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. Hope’s appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation for the 2017/2018 Season, her first as artistic director.
Current President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux remains in his position through the 2016/2017 Season. Charlotte Ballet plans to spend Bonnefoux’s final season as artistic director celebrating his accomplishments and contributions.
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 theREACH SCHOLARSHIP DANCE PROGRAM.
CHARLOTTE BALLET NAMES HOPE MUIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Muir assumes artistic director role in July 2017
Current President & Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux remains in position through 2016/2017 Season
Charlotte Ballet board of trustees selected Hope Muir, currently the assistant artistic director of Scottish Ballet, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. Muir’s appointment is effective July 2017. Over the next year, she will work closely with the board of trustees and staff in preparation for the 2017/2018 Season, her first as artistic director.
As artistic director, Muir will serve as the chief architect of Charlotte Ballet’s aesthetic vision and artistic profile. She’ll be responsible for the dancers of Charlotte Ballet; supervising artistic and production staff; playing an active role in the development of education and outreach programs and the Charlotte Ballet Academy; cultivating relationships with donors; and serving as a public representative.
“I am thrilled and honored to have been invited to be the new artistic director of Charlotte Ballet at such an exciting time in the company’s development,” Muir said. “Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride have built a family of artists, produced exciting and varied work, and grown a loyal audience. I relish the opportunity to build on the company’s tradition of excellence and lead it forward for the next generation.”
2015年中，夏洛特芭蕾舞团总裁兼艺术总监JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX宣布过他将2016/2017赛季结束后下台。夏洛特芭蕾的董事会组成了遴选委员会和顾问委员会成员和社区厉害关系人，主席当选LISE HAIN的领导下。
现在的总裁兼艺术总监JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX 通过2016/2017赛季留在他的地位。夏洛特芭蕾舞团计划通过BONNEFOUX最后的赛季担任艺术总监庆祝他的成就和贡献。
前纽约芭蕾舞团的明星PATRICIA MCBRIDE担任每年培养700名学生的夏洛特芭蕾舞学院的副艺术总监和导师。2014年12月，副艺术总监PATRICIA MCBRIDE 获得JOHN F。KENNEDY 表演艺术中心的2014年荣誉奖。
夏洛特芭蕾舞团遴选HOPE MUIR 新任艺术总监。
现在的总裁兼艺术总监JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX 通过2016/2017赛季留在他的地位。
MUIR说她应到在夏洛特芭蕾舞团积极的发展中担任新的艺术总监，感到非常荣幸。她还说JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX 和PATRICIA MCBRIDE 已经建立了一个艺术世家；达到多种多样的成就；还造成了一个忠实的观众。所以她很欣赏可以继续本公司的卓越传统和带领公司的下一代的机会。