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Ballet Spartanburg is funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

In 2017, The Spartanburg County Foundation awarded a community initiatives technology grant for the design of a new website designed by A-LINE Interactive. The website launched January 2018. We are so grateful to The Spartanburg County Foundation and it's trust in our vision and mission. Thank you.

Impacting. Encouraging. Enlighting.  Influencing.           
  • We reach over 46 outreach events per year that touch the lives of over 17,000 individuals.
  • Ballet Spartanburg participates in community events in Spartanburg, Greenville, and surrounding counties, as well as locations in North Carolina that reach audiences in excess of 30,000.
  • We have created one of the most successful Arts in Education programs, providing the highest quality of dance instruction, reaching over 1,500 individuals each year.
  • The Company, the only resident professional Company in the Upstate, performs in professional events which currently reach over 27,235 individuals and their impact is growing each year.
  • 83% of Ballet Spartanburg’s annual budget directly supports all dance programs and outreach programs. This is a far higher percentage than any other arts organization in the area and well above the national average—a good indicator of growing support for our programs.Upstate Professional Dance Company
  • We do all this with minimal administrative costs, devoting the major part of our budget to artistic and educational excellence.
  • In addition to the specific benefits listed in our sponsorship materials, partnering with Ballet Spartanburg provides positive and impactful exposure for our sponsors. Your support is the foundation upon which we build our vision and future and we welcome and appreciate the opportunity to have you partner with us.

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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. 

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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