Tickets on Sale for ‘Runway For The Ballet’ Feb. 11

Dance from North Carolina Dance Theatre and fashion from Neiman Marcus unite for the fifth annual Runway for the Ballet on Saturday, February 11. Runway for the Ballet is presented by Carolinas Medical Center and Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLC.
Runway for the Ballet takes place in the intimate performance venue, The Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance on North Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.

The shows “Heart & Soul” theme is an exciting blend of fashion and dance, highlighting upcoming 2012 fashions from sponsor Neiman Marcus, interspersed with vignettes from Dance Theatre’s popular shows. Dancers from Dance Theatre will also serve as the models for the fashion show.

Scott Provancher, President of the Arts & Science Council and Sonya Barnes, CEO of Harris & Barnes, Inc, will emcee this event.

Presented in two stylish shows, the 4 p.m. matinee provides fun and fashion for all ages, complete with a pre-show reception including complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Then, at 8 p.m., find your most stylish outfit and celebrate a night out at our evening performance and post-show reception. Don’t miss this night of high-fashion, fun and dance with gourmet fare from Best Impressions Catering

“Runway for the Ballet’s fifth year continues to celebrate the marriage of dance and fashion in one of Charlotte’s premier arts events. This is an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience dance, view Neiman Marcus spring 2012 high fashion looks and give back to North Carolina Dance Theatre at a stylish event,” said Runway For The Ballet 2012 co-chair Chelsea Cote

NC Dance Theatre’s young professionals group, Opening Night Insiders, is organizing the event and all proceeds will benefit NC Dance Theatre. Tickets include show admission and a reception. VIP tickets are also available for both performances and include prime VIP seating, exclusive cocktail and gift bags.

Raffle tickets are available for this event for $10 each and prizes include a $1,000 Neiman Marcus shopping spree, an overnight stay at The Ballantyne Resort, wine tasting and a custom painting.

Runway for the Ballet Details:

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012

Matinee: 4 PM Reception/5 PM Show

VIP – $55, General – $40, Children 16 and under- $25

Late Show: 8 PM Show/9:15 PM Reception

VIP – $75, General – $50

Location: Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, 701 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Tickets: $40-$75; Order tickets from or call 704.372.0101

About Opening Night Insiders
Opening Night Insiders, NC Dance Theatre’s Young Professionals group for individuals 21-45 years of age, provides young professionals with an interactive experience with North Carolina Dance Theatre throughout its season. Membership to ONI provides access to discounted tickets to opening night performances, exclusive networking opportunities, private receptions with the artists, invitations to VIP events and the opportunity to get an inside look at the performances by meeting with choreographers, dancers and guest performers. To join and for more information please visit

About North Carolina Dance Theatre
North Carolina Dance Theatre is a Charlotte-based ballet company focused on performing, inspiring and educating through artistically excellent programming. Led by internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, NC Dance Theatre is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. In June 2010 NC Dance Theatre moved to the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in Uptown Charlotte. The Center houses the Company’s administrative offices, rehearsal space and School of Dance. For more information visit
North Carolina Dance Theatre is supported, in part, with operating support by the Arts & Science Council. Dance Theatre is also supported by individuals, corporations, and local and national foundations, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.