Brenton Taft

Brenton Taft

Brenton Taft

Brenton Taft grew up in Salt Lake City, UT dancing with his family. He has performed several lead roles for the local studio including Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, as well as the prince in both Snow White and Cinderella. As a child he had the opportunity to perform with Ballet West in their annual offering of The Nutcracker. He went on to perform several lead roles with Mountain West Ballet, including the Arabian King in The Nutcracker and Bottom in their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He attended Utah Valley University and was in their performance company, Repertory Ballet Ensemble, where he was able to guest with Utah Regional Ballet taking on a variety of roles in their production of Romeo and Juliet. His most recent endeavors took him to Ballet Chicago where he was disciplined in Balanchine and performed as the Dark Angel in Serenade. In their Nutcracker production he performed as the Snow King, Russian, and Rat King. He is excited to be perfomring with The Company for his second season.

Beauty & the Beast

October 19 - 21 | Chapman Cultural Center

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Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

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