Luke Umphlett

Luke Umphlett

Luke Umphlett

Luke Umphlett is from Columbus, NC, and has been training with Ballet Spartanburg since 2013. He has performed in numerous ballets such as The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, An American in Paris, The Great Gatsby, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and many more. He has also been a guest artist at the Greenville Ballet in their production of Coppélia. He has also performed as a guest artist several times with the Hendersonville Ballet, and will be performing as the Sugar Plum Cavalier in their 2019 Nutcracker production! Luke has trained at multiple summer intensives including most recently at American Ballet Theatre's Advance Intensive in New York City, the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and The Washington School of Ballet. This is Luke's second year with The Company and his first year as an apprentice.

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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. 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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