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, The Prince in Cinderella, Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty, and especially enjoyed performing as Escamillo in Yosvani Cortellan’s Carmen and Mercutio in Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet.
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.”
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
In his spare time he makes videos for his YouTube channel “Mikestarwalker” with over 100,000 subscribers.
Get to know Michael
When did you start dancing, and why?
My parents were both dancers, so I grew up in a studio. It’s in my blood.
What inspires you to be a professional dancer?
Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?
BSA has the best people. I don’t think you’ll find more welcoming and caring people in the world.