Grayson Driver

Grayson Driver

Grayson Driver

Originally from Apex, NC, Grayson began dancing at Cary Ballet Conservatory, where she trained with Rossana Machi. She continued her training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Grayson went on to dance as a trainee and apprentice at Charlotte Ballet under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Patricia McBride, and Mark Diamond. While at Charlotte Ballet, she had many performance opportunities, including roles in Peter Pan, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and the Pas de Trois des Odalisques from Le Corsaire. She then went on to dance with Atlanta Festival Ballet, Southern Arc Dance Theater, and Ballet Evolution. While dancing with Ballet Evolution, Grayson had the opportunity to perform many soloist roles in original works by Jonathan Tabbert, including the Serpent in Creation. She also had the privilege of being a part of Light Lines, a choreographic showcase by Crystal Wellman in collaboration with local artisans in Charleston, SC.  

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Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance.

This year is Ballet Spartanburg's 55th season in your community. Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to offering to our community the services of our mission, education, outreach and performance, to the best of our ability in keeping with the guidelines of the CDC and DHEC. We have all seen a dramatic change in our world, how we live, and how we are able to experience the arts. We are resilient and prepared to face a tough and challenging season. Your support is needed now more than ever. 

Our community's words of encouragement, notes, letters, emails, donations and gifts continue to inspire us each day. Contributions allow us to continue creating new choreography, engage in new outreach programs such as our new partnership with the Leap of Dance Academy in Nigeria, Africa, and our commitment to offering the highest quality dance education in our Center for Dance Education.

We look forward to 2021 when our dancers can return safely to the stage and share the beauty of dance. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and please, stay connected. Stay safe and take care of others.

With immense gratitude-Ballet Spartanburg


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