Ballet West Announces Company Additions, Promotions for 2013-14 Season

SALT LAKE CITY – For its Golden Anniversary 2013-2014 Season, Ballet West announces 11 dancer promotions and four new additions to Ballet West.

Haley Henderson Smith, Tom Mattingly and Arolyn Williams have been promoted from First Soloist to Principal Artist; Beau Pearson, Christopher Sellars and Jacqueline Straughan have moved from Soloist to First-Soloist; Rex Tilton jumps from Demi-Soloist to First-Soloist; Emily Adams, Christopher Anderson, Allison DeBona and Beckanne Sisk have all been promoted from Demi-Soloist to Soloist; and Lindsay Duerfeldt moves from Corps-Artist to Demi-Soloist.

New additions to Ballet West are Paige Adams, Kimberly Ballard, Chase O’Connell and Zachary Prentice, all of whom move into the main Company from Ballet West II.

Ballet West II welcomes four new additions from the Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division – Alex Cambie, Lauren Denney, Lucas Horns and Mercedes Rice.