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News Release
For Immediate Release

One to Watch

Charlotte, NC - North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Pete Walker was named to Dance Magazine’s prestigious “25 to Watch” list. Released annually, the list includes leading young dancers, choreographers and companies from around the world.

“We are extremely proud of Pete for this great honor,” said NC Dance Theatre President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. “His journey as a dancer has just started, and we are thrilled to be a part of this exciting moment in his career.”

Last year Walker received a Princess Grace Dance Fellowship, joining the ranks of other extremely gifted and promising artists in the areas of theater, dance, choreography and film. 

Walker began his dance training in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. During his sophomore year of high school, he was accepted into Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts on full scholarship. Walker credits his family, especially his mother, for igniting his passion to become a professional dancer.

In 2010 Pete joined North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 and was quickly promoted to the first company. In his “25 to Watch” listing writer Steve Sucato wrote, “Walker has a physique á la Desmond Richardson, a technical purity reminiscent of Fernando Bujones, and a wide-ranging arsenal of acting and movement skills.” 


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 ncdance.org.

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.