Eliana Tolentino

Eliana Tolentino

Eliana Tolentino

ELIANA TOLENTINO was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s School at age five and over the course of eighteen years continued to progress through to the highest level being PBTS Graduate Program. Eliana has attended summer programs with Saratoga Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Kaatsbaan Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Eliana has had numerous performance opportunities. Some of her repertoire includes, Principal role in Graduation Ball choreographed by David Lichine, Principal role in excerpts from Paquita, Grand Pas De Duex from Terrance Orr’s production of The Nutcracker, and Waltz Girl from George Balanchine’s Serenade set by Jerri Kumery. As well as varying roles from, Beauty and The Beast, The Nutcracker, and Giselle with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Eliana is very much looking forward to beginning her professional career and expanding her repertoire with Ballet Spartanburg during the 2022/2023 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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