For our 2015/2016 season, Carlos Agudelo chose to choreograph and present an all time family favorite, Cinderella. This timeless fairytale of true love, Prince Charming, two hilarious Stepsisters, a scheming Stepmother and a magical Fairy Godmother captivated all ages with music by Serguei Prokofiev. The ballet ran October 16-18, 2015, at the Chapman Cultural Center. Sponsors of this ballet were the South Carolina Arts Commission, The Chapman Cultural Center, Contec, Inc., and The Susan Patricia Hodge Foundation. 

In addition, to the presentation of the ballet, The Prince and Princes Cinderella Community Project was created to engage school students to write stories and illustrate  ways to help others if they were a Prince or Princess of a village for a day. Submissions were sent in by teachers and students' creative essays/illustrations were displayed for patrons and ticket holders in the lobby. All who submitted were given free admission. A beautiful princess from Spartanburg School District 2 was chosen. Our Cinderella Company member, Charlotte Lanning, visited our winner on Friday, October 16th, 2015, in the hospital in Greenville were she was admitted. She was able to attend the ballet on Sunday. 

Please enjoy Cinderella with your family for February Family Month.

Ballet Spartanburg Cinderella Saturday from Ballet Spartanburg on Vimeo.

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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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