Ballet Photography: Charlotte Ballet's Little Mermaid


Charlotte Ballet's current offering dives into the underwater world of the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the Little Mermaid.

With choreography from Mark Diamond and new sets and costumes, the show shines both under the sea and on dry land.

Alessandra James (who alternates performances with Sarah Hayes Harkins) swimmingly brings the mermaid to life in this colorful, fun show.

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Lexi Johnson

Lexi Johnson

Lexi Johnson leaps

Lexi Johnson leaps

Alessandra James is the Little Mermaid

Alessandra James is the Little Mermaid

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Happy Mermaid

Happy mermaid

Elizabeth Truell spins as Alessandra James looks on

Elizabeth Truell spins as Alessandra James looks on

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Beautiful set

Beautiful set and mermaid

Addul Manzano and Alessandra James

Addul Manzano and Alessandra James

Manzano leaps

Manzano leaps

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James Kopecky heads out into rough seas as James looks on

James Kopecky heads out into rough seas as James looks on

The Mermaid runs into a rough crowd

The mermaid runs into a rough crowd

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Jamie Dee Clifton is the Sea Witch

Jamie Dee Clifton is the Sea Witch

Alessandra James and Jamie Dee Clifton

Alessandra James and Jamie Dee Clifton

Mermaid troubles

Mermaid troubles

Things are about to change

Things are about to change

On dry land

On dry land

Rescued

Rescued

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Learning some new moves

Learning some new moves

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Ben Ingel

Ben Ingel

Iago Bresciani leaps as Ryo Suzuki looks on

Iago Bresciani leaps with Ryo Suzuki in the background

James and Ryo Suzuki

James and Ryo Suzuki

The Mermaid with her dance partners

The mermaid with her dance partners

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Kopecky spins

Kopecky spins

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James Kopecky with Amelia Sturt-Dilley

James Kopecky with Amelia Sturt-Dilley

James Kopecky and Sarah Hayes Harkins

James Kopecky and Sarah Hayes Harkins

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Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

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Take a bow

Take a bow