Carrie Preus

Carrie Preus

Carrie Preus

CARRIE PREUS is originally from Augusta, GA. She began her formal dance training under Ron and Kathleen Jones and 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. Carrie is thankful for the many roles she has had the opportunity to perform during her six seasons with the Professional Company. Some of her favorite roles include Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, The Sugar Plum Fairy from Carlos Agudelo’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella from Cinderella, and Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby. In 2022, Ms. Preus completed her Masters in Arts Administration and Cultural Leadership from Colorado State University. Carrie enjoys choreography and has choreographed The Spartanburg Little Theater’s productions of Bright Star, Footloose, and The Sound of Music. Carrie is looking forward to dancing with Ballet Spartanburg for the 2023/2024 season.
Martha Graham's

Suite from Appalachian Spring

music by Aaron Copland


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Carlos Agudelo, 2023 SC Governor's Award for an Individual

Ballet Spartanburg's Artistic Director, Carlos Agudelo, was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission on May 23, 2023, at the Chapman Cultural Center. The award was presented by Mr. David Platt, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. "We recognize the unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, devotion and love for dance that Carlos has gifted to our community out of his passion for all to experience the arts for the past 32 years. We are overjoyed that Carlos has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission, " Teresa S. Berline, Executive Director. "The South Carolina Arts Commission is an extraordinary organization in our state which promotes and advocates opportunities in the arts which values equality, access, diversity and inclusion. Ballet Spartanburg is honored by the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the recognition of Carlos Agudelo."

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