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.