In February of 2019, Ballet Spartanburg presented Coppelia on the stage of the Chapman Cultural Center. The ballet is such a family-friendly ballet full of comedy, madcap mischief, magic and mayhem. Dr. Coppelius brings a beautiful doll to life named Coppelia.... or so he thinks. The audience is transported to Dr. Coppelius's studio where he creates his dolls. Little does he know, a trick is about to played on him. This amusing and playful ballet was very well-received with adults and children laughing as they watched the mystery unfold.


Carlos Agudelo's choreography is original and playful. Originally, this ballet was called, "The Doll with the Enamel Eyes."


Sponsors for this ballet were Contec, Inc., The Spartanburg Herald Journal, Amy and Martial Robichaud, Susu and George Johnson and the Susan Patricia Hodge Foundation. We are so very grateful for the support of our sponsors for Coppelia. Thank you.


Please enjoy Coppelia in your home with your family. We hope to have an audience in the fall and to see you soon! 




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Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner-city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance. 

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow, feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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