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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Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

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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