CARRIE PREUS is originally from Augusta, GA. She began her formal dance training under Ron and Kathleen Jones. She continued her training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a full-time high school ballet student. Upon graduation, Carrie became a trainee for Nashville Ballet. In May of 2015, she graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. degree in Dance with a concentration in Ballet. While in school, Carrie also danced professionally with The Georgia Ballet and other Atlanta area dance companies and collectives. Upon graduation from college, Ms. Preus joined Bodiography Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2017, Carrie joined Ballet Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC. Some of Carrie’s favorite roles include The Snow Queen from The Snow Queen, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, The Sugarplum Fairy from The Nutcracker, and Daphne in Changed Bodies, New Forms: A Tale of Apollo and Daphne by Carlos Agudelo. She is looking forward to dancing with Ballet Spartanburg for the 2022/2023 season.