Ballet West Appoints Michael Andrew Currey as Director of Production

SALT LAKE CITY – July 2, 2009 – Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Andrew Currey to the position of Director of Production. In this capacity, Currey will oversee all technical aspects of every production, including lighting, scenery, wardrobe, props, sound, stage management and all production crews.

"I’m thrilled to have Michael here,” said Sklute. “He has had a long history and great experience with all aspects of ballet, opera, and theater. His expertise will build and strengthen the already high quality of Ballet West’s productions that our audiences expect and deserve.”

He has also served in production leadership roles at The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Opera, Maine State Music Theatre, San Diego Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Bucks County Playhouse, San Diego Civic Light Opera and others.

2009-10 Season Tickets On Sale Now

Ballet West kicks off its 2009-10 season with Frederick Ashton’s hilarious, one-hour ballet The Dream, October 30 through November 7. Returning to Ballet West for the first time in more than 10 years, The Dream is one of three works on the season opener. The program also features the Ballet West premiere of Ben Stevenson’s stunning, romantic pas de deux Three Preludes and Bruce Marks’ beautiful dance poem about the pioneer settlers – Songs of the Valley, performed to Aaron Copland's Old American Songs for chorus and orchestra.

Season subscriptions are currently on sale, with tickets starting at $48. For more information on season tickets, call the Ballet West subscription office at (801) 869-6920