Carrie Preus

Carrie Preus

Carrie Preus

Carrie Preus is originally from Augusta, GA and began her formal dance training under Ron and Kathleen Jones. When Carrie was 15 she decided to leave home to attend 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, but found herself wanting to pursue a college education. 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. She joined Bodiography Contemporary Ballet in 2015. During her time there, Carrie danced several leading roles, including the lead in Maria Caruso’s Parabola. Ms. Preus has had the opportunity to dance several leading roles with Ballet Spartanburg. Some of her favorite roles include, Carabosse from The Sleeping Beauty, the Snow Queen from The Nutcracker, and Daphne in Changed Bodies, New Forms: A Tale of Appollo and Daphne by Carlos Agudelo. Carrie also enjoys chorographing and was able to create an original work from the company last season. Ms. Preus is looking forward to her 3rd season with Ballet Spartanburg.

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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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