Ballet West Presskit & Touring Information

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For information on repertoire and availability for Ballet West and Ballet West II, please contact Sarah Taylor at 801-869-6935 or staylor@balletwest.org   Upcoming Conference Appearances  

Critical Acclaim

 Critical Acclaim for Ballet West Ballet West’s prestige combined with an isolated setting in Salt Lake City makes the company even more compelling. -Rebecca Milzoff, THE NEW YORK TIMES At the successful opening of the [Kennedy] Center’s ‘Ballet Across America’ sampler of nine regional companies…the women of Salt Lake City’s Ballet West left a distinctly
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Upcoming and Past Tours

  Past Tours March 18 – 2017 Ballet West – Eccles Theatre – Park City, UT October 3 – 2015 Ballet West – Carlson Family Stage – Northrop, MN May 29-30 – 2015 Ballet West – Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX May 31 – 2015 Ballet West – Belcher Center – Longview, TX April
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Ballet West II Presskit & Touring Information

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Critical Acclaim

 Critical Acclaim for Ballet West II   “In performing the premiere of principal artist Christopher Ruud’s Without Fall, Ballet West II matched Vivaldi’s musical upsurges and descents with bravado and invention.” –DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah   “The rising stars of Ballet West II immediately captured the audience with stunning physicality and partner work.”
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Touring Contacts

For information on repertoire and availability for Ballet West and Ballet West II, please contact Sarah Taylor at 801-869-6935 or staylor@balletwest.org   Upcoming Conference Appearances  

Upcoming and Past Tours

Upcoming Tours April 26, 2017 – Snowflake High School Auditorium, Snowflake, AZ April 28, 2017 – Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Prescott, AZ April 29, 2017 – Sedona Performing Arts Center, Sedona, AZ May 13-14, 2017 – Longview Ballet Theater, Longview, TX Past Tours May 2016 – Browning Center Austad Auditorium, Ogden, UT April 2016 – Broadway Theater, Rock Springs, WY April 2016
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Ballet West II Presskit & Touring Information

 
Ballet West II has established a reputation as an elite touring ensemble, with the versatility to perform a broad spectrum of dance in venues of all sizes across the country. The two-year program provides unique training and performing opportunities for 12 young dancers, offering them personalized attention and the opportunity to enter a world-class company.
Directed by Calvin Kitten, with help from Associate Director, Peggy Dolkas, the team has a knowledge of ballet and ballet training that is unparalleled in the industry. Kitten, a 19-year veteran of The Joffrey Ballet, has two Ruth Page Awards, and has been featured on the cover of Dance Magazine. In 2001, he was named one of the “25 Dancers to Watch.” Dolkas was a Ballet West Soloist, and was named “Best Choreographer” from the Salt Lake Weekly Art Awards. She co-choreographed The Little Mermaid in 2012, Aladdin in 2013, and Beauty and the Beast in 2015 for Ballet West’s Family Series. Together, Kitten and Dolkas have elevated Ballet West II’s talented dancers to new heights.
Besides frequently presenting to sold-out audiences across the United States, Ballet West II also serves as a major component for Ballet West’s Outreach and Education initiatives. Last year alone, the various programs had the troupe performing in front of over 110,000 educators and students in Utah. For members of Ballet West II, this is an unprecedented opportunity to gain experience alongside the professional company, while helping to further Ballet West’s commitment to community education and outreach.