Charlotte Lanning

Charlotte Lanning

Charlotte Lanning

CHARLOTTE LANNING began her ballet training at the age of ten at the Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Mary Day and Rebecca Wright. She continued her studies at the American Dance Institute on scholarship with Michael Bjerknes. Ms. Lanning continued her ballet education with Dawei Zhang, former Ballet Master of the Shanghai Ballet, and with Elizabeth Shipiatsky of the Mariisnky Theatre. Her professional career started with the Colorado Ballet, performing in such ballets as Swan Lake (Petipa), The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa), Theme and Variations (Balanchine), and The Nutcracker (Fredmann). Charlotte then moved to Madrid, Spain, to dance with the Victor Ullate Ballet before joining Ballet Spartanburg in 2015. After a summer season with American Contemporary Ballet, she joined the Sibiu Ballet Theatre in Romania, dancing a wide range of classical and neoclassical ballets throughout Europe. Charlotte is looking forward to another season with Ballet Spartanburg.

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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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