The more you see of the NCDT -- and the renowned troupes that come yearly to the Spoleto Festival -- the more obvious it becomes that this is one Charlotte company that matches up with the best anywhere. They went up to the Big Apple this spring, performed at the prestigious Joyce Theater, and knocked the New York City critics on their asses. Confidentially, the Balanchine celebration, the new Peter Pan, and the evergreen Nutcracker we saw here in Charlotte this past season were even stronger than NCDT's touring show. Dey ain't seen nuthin' yet! Sadly, the same can be said for far too many Charlotteans.