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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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. We will present So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg!, March 31, 2022. Please look for our event as we post information later this summer.

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow,  feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz.. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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