Board of Trustees

The Ballet Spartanburg Board of Trustees is a diverse group of men and women who govern the organization with the highest of integrity and fiduciary responsibility. The Board meets at noon at the Chapman Cultural Center a minimum of 7 times annually. The time of service is three years with an option to serve a second term. New board members are voted on annually to replace members who rotate off after completing their terms. Each member helps to cultivate donors and engage the community in understanding and furthering the complete mission/vision of Ballet Spartanburg.

2021/2022 Ballet Spartanburg Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Dr. Terry Pruit, President Kate Leonard, Treasurer
Angela Halstead, Vice President Kinsey Blackwell, Secretary

Board Members

Dr. James Bradof Kyle Milner
George "Buck" Brandt, III Michelle Nelson
Molly Colbath Dr. Kira Reaves
Kay Cox Rosemary Moody Roberts
Ann Hodge Allison Skinner
Aundi Hunter Elizabeth Tisdale
Denise Beers-Kiepper  
Leigh Ann Langely  
Dr. Chi Lim  
Julia Manello  

Board Member Emertius

Nancy Dowling

Life Member

Anne Manning

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Ballet Spartanburg

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.

This year is Ballet Spartanburg's 55th season in your community. Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to offering to our community the services of our mission, education, outreach and performance, to the best of our ability in keeping with the guidelines of the CDC and DHEC. We have all seen a dramatic change in our world, how we live, and how we are able to experience the arts. We are resilient and prepared to face a tough and challenging season. Your support is needed now more than ever. 

Our community's words of encouragement, notes, letters, emails, donations and gifts continue to inspire us each day. Contributions allow us to continue creating new choreography, engage in new outreach programs such as our new partnership with the Leap of Dance Academy in Nigeria, Africa, and our commitment to offering the highest quality dance education in our Center for Dance Education.

We look forward to 2021 when our dancers can return safely to the stage and share the beauty of dance. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and please, stay connected. Stay safe and take care of others.

With immense gratitude-Ballet Spartanburg


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