Ballet Photography: Charlotte Ballet's Innovative Works


Charlotte Ballet's Innovative Works never fails to disappoint with a great variety of work performed in the intimate setting at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center For Dance.

This year's offering includes Ballad Unto by acclaimed choreographer Dwight Rhoden, Omologia from former North Carolina Dance Theatre dancer and now choreographer David Ingram, YAMATO, earth/nature/drum by choreographer Mark Diamond and Sketches From Grace by Sasha Janes. And four different Dancer Spotlights, with choreography by current Charlotte Ballet dancers, are rotated during the numerous performances.

The up-close setting at Charlotte Ballet's headquarters allows the audience a unique perspective and wonderful lighting design by Jennifer Propst brings drama to the pieces.

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher Record

Sarah Lapointe and Juwan Alston in Ballad Unto from Dwight Rhoden

Raven Barkley, Jamie Dee Clifton and Sarah Lapointe

Raven Barkley, Jamie Dee Clifton and Sarah Lapointe

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordJamie Dee Clifton and Josh Hall

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher Record

Raven Barkley and Ben Ingel

Josh Hall lifts Jamie Dee Clifton in Ballad Unto

Josh Hall lifts Jamie Dee Clifton in Ballad Unto

Beautiful lighting design from Jennifer Propst

Beautiful lighting design from Jennifer Propst

Hall and Clifton

Hall and Clifton

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher Record.

Ballad Unto

Ballad Unto

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Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordAmelia Sturt-Dilley in the spotlight in Omologia by choreographer David Ingram

Sturt-Dilley and Chlsea Dumas

Sturt-Dilley and Chelsea Dumas

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordAlessandra Ball James gets a lift in Omologia

James Kopecky lifts Chelsea Dumas

James Kopecky lifts Chelsea Dumas

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordChelsea Dumas

More great lighting from Jennifer Propst

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Sarah Lapointe and Ben Ingel in #HATEHURTS, a piece by dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins

Sarah Lapointe and Ben Ingel in #HATEHURTS, a piece by dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins

#HATEHURTS

#HATEHURTS

Sarah Hayes Harkins and Josh Hall in Short Ride In A Fast Machine from dancer David Morse

Sarah Hayes Harkins and Josh Hall in Short Ride In A Fast Machine from dancer David Morse

Hayes Harkins and Hall

Hayes Harkins and Hall

YAMATO, earth/nature/drum by choreographer Mark Diamond

YAMATO, earth/nature/drum by choreographer Mark Diamond

James Kipecky spins in YAMATO

James K0pecky spins in YAMATO

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordRyo Suzuki leaps at Juwan Alston

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher Record

Addul Manzano

Manzano

Manzano

David Morse

David Morse

Juwan Alston

Juwan Alston

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Raven Barkley

Raven Barkley

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordDavid Morse and Sarah Lapointe

 

YAMATO

YAMATO

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordChelsea Dumas and James Kopecky in Sketches From Grace by choreographer Sasha Janes

Sketches From Grace

Sketches From Grace

Dumas and Kopecky

Dumas and Kopecky

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Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordAlessandra Ball James and Ben Ingel

Ball James and Ingel

Ball James and Ingel

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher RecordSarah Hayes Harkins and Joshua Hall

Charlotte Ballet Innovative Works by Christopher Record

Sketches From Grace

  • Wow. WOW. You are a true artist. I've admired your work for years.... you get dance. You get the athleticism and the artistry and the beauty and power of it. And to see work I had a small part in creating so fantastically through your eyes and camera lens... it's an honor to say the very least! Thanks for these amazing images.


  • Thank you for your kind words Jenni! Your lighting plays a big role in the overall experience of these pieces!