Our Artistic Leadership

Artistic Direction

Artistic direction for the Charlotte Youth Ballet sits squarely with our founder, the Charlotte legend, Gay Porter. For over 30 years, Mrs. Porter has directed the Charlotte Youth Ballet through annual productions of The Nutcracker to numerous storybook ballets, many created by Mrs. Porter. Assisting Mrs. Porter is Bridget Young. Mrs. Young, having danced with the Charlotte Youth ballet, brings a unique perspective to the Charlotte Youth Ballet's direction and choreography.