Innovations Application Process


Ballet West invites local choreographers to submit proposals for the company’s 2010 Innovations program, May 22-29, 2010 at the Rose Wagner Theatre. Choreographers will be selected by Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute and will have the opportunity to create a brand new work on Ballet West dancers.

Please submit your proposal in writing by October 9th, 2009

  • You should consider using no more than 10 Artists
  • You will have a small budget and will receive a fee

Your typed proposal must include the following elements:

  1. Overall Concept
  2. What style is the piece going to be i.e. contemporary ballet, classical ballet, modern, performance art, etc.
  3. Approximately how long your work is going to be, approximately how many dancers – male and female
  4. What kind of music, costumes, lighting, props, etc?
  5. Is there a story or theme associated with your work?
  6. Your resume and personal bio

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Due to the limited budget, you should consider using music that is in the public domain; that is music/lyrics that were written before 1922.
  • Your work should be very light in props and scenery; no large set pieces may be used.
  • Specific artist selection for your casting will be done in coordination with other choreographers and artistic staff to avoid artists being in back to back works. If a compromise cannot be made final casting decisions will be at the Artistic Director’s discretion.
  • While you must do much of the research into music rights etc…Ballet West will help where it can in facilitating.
  • All final programming decisions will be made by the Artistic Director

How to submit your proposal:

Please deliver to Heather Thackery:

  • In person at the Ballet West offices: 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City (Typed propsal)
  • Or via email: