Eliana Tolentino

Eliana Tolentino

Eliana Tolentino

ELIANA TOLENTINO was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of five, she began studying at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s School. Her training culminated at the highest level at the BPTS Graduate Program. Eliana has attended summer programs with Saratoga Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Tulas Ballet, Kaatsbaan Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Eliana has enjoyed numerous performance opportunities. Some of her repertoire includes the principal role in David Lichine’s Graduation Ballet, principal role in excerpts from Paquita, Grand Pas de Duex in both Ballet Spartanburg’s and Terrence Orr’s productions of The Nutcracker, and Waltz Girl from George Balanchine’s Serenade set by Jerri Kumery. Other performances include varying roles in Beauty and The Beast, The Nutcracker, and Giselle with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. During her first season with Ballet Spartanburg, Eliana also performed soloist roles including The Winter Fairy in Cinderella and Myrtle in The Great Gatsby, choreographed by Carlos Agudelo. Eliana is excited for her second 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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