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. 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 danced with 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. Over the past four seasons with Ballet Spartanburg he has enjoyed performing various roles and is excited for what the season brings.