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.