John Roche

John Roche

John Roche

John Roche was born in Latvia. He ws adopted and raised in Spartanburg. He began training at Ballet Spartanburg at the age of four, and has performed various roles such as Fritz and the Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, the boy in Carnival of the Animals, and Peter in Peter and The Wolf. John has attended summer intensives with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the USC Dance Conservatory in Columbia, SC, and has performed with SLT, SYT, Spartanburg Repertory Opera and Converse College Opera Theater. He is very excited about his second year as an apprentice with The Company.



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Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

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