Ying-Chi Lu

Ying-Chi Lu

Ying-Chi Lu

YING-CHI LU began dancing at the age of three. She was born and raised in New Taipei City, Taiwan. When Ms. Lu was 11, she attended her first ballet competition and was awarded first place and was later accepted into the prestigious Taipei National University of Arts for their seven-year dance training program. While in school, Ying-Chi performed a variation from Le Corsaire at the Taiwan National Ballet Competition and was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Throughout her four years at CCM, Lu was given the opportunity to perform numerous outstanding roles such as the Blue Variation from Joffrey’s Birthday Variations, Medora from Le Corsaire, the First Shade from La Bayadere, and the lead role of Enigma Station, choreographed by Amy Seiwert. She joined Ballet Spartanburg in 2021. Ms. Lu has been cast in numerous roles including the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, and the Snow Queen and Dewdrop in The Nutcracker.

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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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