Charmaine Hunter began her formal dance training at the Hartford Ballet School. Charmaine moved to New York City to study with Arthur Mitchell, Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem while continuing her formal education at the Professional Children’s School. She rose through the ranks quickly eventually becoming principal dancer and one of the company’s leading ballerinas.
Among the highlights of Charmaine’s career are command performances for European royalty and historic engagement at London’s Royal Opera House. She also performed for luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Cicely Tyson, President and Mrs. Clinton, President and Mrs. Bush, Mr. and Mrs. Colin Powell, just to name a few.
Ms. Hunter eventually relocated to Las Vegas Nevada in order to work in Casting with the Cirque du Soleil. She was also invited to teach on the production of A New Day at the Coliseum in Caesars Palace, which featured Celine Dion. While in Vegas, she Co- founded the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater with dancer Bernard Gaddis formerly of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. LVCDT is a multi-cultural institution that attracts professional dancers and students from around the world.
Charmaine later accepted a full time faculty position with Texas Ballet Theater. She directs the Professional Division and teaches in the Academy of Texas Ballet Theater in Fort Worth, Texas under the guidance and leadership of Ben Stevenson O.B.E. Artistic Director of Texas Ballet Theater and Director Emeritus of Houston Ballet.