Maia Blake

Maia Blake

Maia Blake

MAIA BLAKE was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. She began dancing at Andover School of Ballet and New England Civic Ballet/Northeast Dance Center. Upon entering high school, Maia continued her training at Bossov Ballet Theatre under the direction of Natalya Getman from 2016-2019. There, she had the opportunity to perform in many full-length ballets in soloist and corps roles. Ms. Blake attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she completed her bachelor’s degree in fine arts. During her time at CCM, Maia had the privilege of performing a wide range of repertoire such as Giselle, Paquita, La Bayadere, Napoli Pas de Six, and more. She has had the pleasure of working with professors Tricia Sundbeck, Isabele Elefson, Deirdre Carberry, Shauna Steele, Qi Jiang, as well as, with guests Amy Seiwert and Jennie Creer-King. Ms. Blake has also had the opportunity to attend Cincinnati Ballet, Bossov Ballet, and Boston Ballet’s summer programs. During her first season with Ballet Spartanburg, Maia performed in Cinderella as an Ugly Stepsister. She has performed in Carlos Agudelo’s The Nutcracker, Intertwine, and The Great Gatsby. Maia also choreographed for the Professional Company’s performance of The Studio Series and The Great Gatsby. Ms. Blake is excited for her second season with Ballet Spartanburg!
Martha Graham's

Suite from Appalachian Spring

music by Aaron Copland


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Carlos Agudelo, 2023 SC Governor's Award for an Individual

Ballet Spartanburg's Artistic Director, Carlos Agudelo, was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission on May 23, 2023, at the Chapman Cultural Center. The award was presented by Mr. David Platt, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. "We recognize the unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, devotion and love for dance that Carlos has gifted to our community out of his passion for all to experience the arts for the past 32 years. We are overjoyed that Carlos has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission, " Teresa S. Berline, Executive Director. "The South Carolina Arts Commission is an extraordinary organization in our state which promotes and advocates opportunities in the arts which values equality, access, diversity and inclusion. Ballet Spartanburg is honored by the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the recognition of Carlos Agudelo."

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