Board of Trustees

The Ballet Spartanburg Board of Trustees is a diverse group of community leaders 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.

2022/2023 Ballet Spartanburg Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Angela Halstead, President Kate Leonard, Treasurer
Julia Manello, Vice President Kinsey Blackwell, Secretary

Board Members

Margarette Miller Bell Kyle Milner
George "Buck" Brandt, III Michelle Nelson
Dr. Kelan Brown Dr. Kira Reaves
Marquice Clark Rosemary Moody Roberts
Kay Cox Robert Rodrigues
Meghan Falatok Elizabeth Schoonover
Aundi Hunter Allison Skinner
Denise Beers-Kiepper Elizabeth Tisdale
Leigh Anne Langley Stephanie Wofford
Dr. Chi Lim  

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. 

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow, feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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