Maureen Laird


Maureen Laird received her early dance training at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and at the Pennsylvania Ballet School. She continued her studies at David Howard's School and Melissa Hayden's Studio in New York.

Jan Clark-Fugit


Jan Clark-Fugit received her formation at the National Ballet in Washington D.C. and at the age of 14, joined the Denver Civic Ballet’s junior company under the direction of American Ballet Theatre’s Enrique Martinez. She later became a member of Ballet Colorado and was promoted to Principal dancer. Performing leading roles in classical and contemporary genre including “The Nutcracker” , “The Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake”, Jan went on to perform as a Principal in Central City Opera productions under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Cati Snarr


As a choreographer, producer, teacher and professional dancer, Cati Snarr’s career experience has been varied and vast.

Summer 2014 Audition Locations, Dates, and Times


In-person Auditions

For each scheduled audition, the option to choose that location as an audition location in the registration process will close at 3 pm (MST) of the Friday before that scheduled audition.
Please pre-register, this assists in correct data entry and also helps you to get your results from your audition sooner!

Academy Parents Information


Parents and Dancers -

Ballet West Academy at Trolley Square is now open!

The best entrance to use is at about 650 East and 600 South, SLC, UT 84102

Admission Policy


Admission to the Ballet West Academy is determined by audition. Acceptance is based on the dancer’s physical capability, openness to instruction, and available space in class level.

Class Schedule


Rehearsal Studio Addresses:

Opera Studio: 336 North 400 West

Trolley Square: Enter at 650 East 600 South

U of U Marriott Center for Dance:330 South 1500 East

Rose Wagner: 238 West 300 South

Thanksgiving Point Class Schedule 2014-2015

All schedules subject to change



Ballet West Academy does not permit the taking of any photographs or videos during class or rehearsal without express permission of Academy Director Peter Christie.

Student/Parent/Instructor Conferences


Faculty will notify parents of any major progress issues throughout the year. A student/parent/instructor conference may take place at any time through the year in order to update parents on their son’s or daughter’s progress. All faculty members involved with teaching the student will have input into each student’s evaluations and conference. During the conference, teachers will discuss the student’s progress within his or her individual curriculum.

Academy Productions


Casting for all Academy productions is at the discretion of the Academy Director, and the faculty. Dancers are expected to be in the final spring performance and attend rehearsals. Unless notified by February 1, 2014, all students except Dance Discovery, Pre-ballet, Ballet Basics, Preparatory 1  are expected to participate in the Spring Performance, May 29-31, 2014.

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