Spartanburg, South Carolina
Promoted to Principal in 2023
Promoted to First Soloist in 2021
In his time with Ballet San Antonio, Michael Agudelo has performed such roles as Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Albrecht in Giselle, Basilio in Don Quixote, Siegfried in Swan Lake, and Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, and especially enjoyed performing as Escamillo in Yosvani Cortellan’s Carmen and Mercutio in Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet. Agudelo’s performance as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was hailed as one “that made everyone laugh and beam with joy like a young child.”
Previously, Agudelo performed such roles as Cavalier in The “Manhattan” Nutcracker, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Prince Charmant in The Sleeping Beauty with Minnesota Ballet.
The Duluth News Tribune wrote of Michael’s “sharply articulated performance,” “[Best are] those moments at the apex of his jumps when he freezes for a split second before descending back to earth.”
Michael’s professional training includes Milwaukee Ballet II and Joffrey Ballet. He began at Ballet Spartanburg under Carlos Agudelo and Lona Gomez and continued with Harid Conservatory and Varna Gold Medalist Stanislav Issaev at South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. He went on to win second place in the Youth America Grand Prix Regionals and compete as a finalist in New York.
Get to know Michael
What are your favorite ballets?
Some of my favorites are Spartacus and Romeo and Juliet
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Oh you know, New York, Paris, or Saudi Arabia.
If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing?
I don’t know, I’ve been planning to be a dancer for so long. I do want to be a director one day like my father.