Brenton Taft grew up in Salt Lake dancing with his family. He has been performed several lead roles for the local studio including Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, as well as the prince from Snow White and Cinderella. As a child he had the opportunity to perform with Ballet West in their annual 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 Mid Summer Night’s Dream. He attended Utah Valley University and was on 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 joining Ballet Spartanburg’s Company in their upcoming season.