Adrian Fry

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sponsored by John and Marcia Price

Joined Ballet West: 2010
Promoted to Soloist: 2012
Promoted to First Soloist: 2014

2014–15 Season

  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) Principal On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsyther) Man #2 (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Prince Albrecht, Peasant Pas de Quatre, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah Drosselmeyer, Host, Arabian Soloist,
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Drosselmeyer, Host, Mouse King, Spanish, Arabian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Drosselmeyer, Host, Mouse King, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Spanish, Arabian Soloist, Mother Buffoon, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Prince Siegfried, Benno, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Games (Pickett) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mr.Graves
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Principal (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) !st Male Pas de Deux (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) Man #2 (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Man #2
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Graves
  • Presto (Fonte)(Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Belcher Center,Longview, Texas, Principal
  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Belcher Cetner, Longview, Texas
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas Texas
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Texas
    Personal Choreography: Pulse

2013–14 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Prince Desire, Prince Floristan, Wisdom Cavalier
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow King, Flowers Lead, Arabian, Drosselmeyer, Spanish
  • The Firebird (Christensen) – Prince
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine) – demi-soloist
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – soloist
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 4th pas de deux
  • Forgotten Land (Kylian) – grey couple

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte)
  • Presto (Fonte)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
  • Great Souls 1st duet
  • Mixed Signals (Adams)
  • Paths (Gum)

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Wisdom Cavalier – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • Presto (Fonte) – Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012–13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – Step-Sister, Summer cavalier
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Flowers Lead, Arabian, Drosselmeyer, Spanish, Mouse King, Host
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds principal #2, Diamonds demi-soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett)
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 1st pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Graves
  • Mercurial Landscape (Gates)

Choreography

  • Spun

On Tour

  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #2 – Smith Center, Las Vegas
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Spanish, Drosselmeyer – The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

2011–12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – peasant
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Don Quixote, Gamache, Toreador, Fandango lead
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Arabian, Drosselmeyer, Spanish, Mouse King, Host
  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #2
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 4th pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Descent (Bearden) – soldier
  • Forces at Play (Anderson)
  • Eenvoudig (Adams)

On Tour

  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Chicago Dancing Festival & Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Phlegmatic – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • Grand Synthesis (Shields) – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts

2010–11 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – King, Kindness Calvalier
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Drosselmeyer, Spanish, Mouse King, Host
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Phlegmatic
  • Carmina Burana (Butler)
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – pas de trois
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)
  • Bolero (Fonte)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Trapped (Ruud) – pas de deux #1
  • Fall into Loving Arms (Mattingly)

On Tour

  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Chicago Dancing Festival

Additional Information:

Adrian Fry joined Ballet West in 2010, was promoted to Soloist in 2012, and First Soloist in 2014. From Omaha, NE, he trained at Omaha Theater Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. He has danced in classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoire in his career at Ballet West and previously at Oregon Ballet Theatre. His repertoire includes Adam Sklute’s adaptations of Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake; George Balanchine’s Apollo, The Four Temperaments, and Square Dance; Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free; and William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, among others.

His television credits include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the CW Network’s Breaking Pointe. In 2012, Adrian won Salt Lake City Weekly’s Arty Award for Best Dancer. He danced in the inaugural Youth America Grand Prix Night of Shining Stars Gala in Salt Lake City in February 2016. In June 2016, he danced in Gala de Danza in Los Cabos, Mexico as a part of Project Protégé, where professional dancers are paired with protégés from around the world to appear on one stage in new works by world-class choreographers. This past summer, Adrian also appeared with the contemporary dance company NOW ID in the Copenhagen Opera Festival. He was featured in the 25th International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba, where Ballet West was one of the first American companies to be invited to perform since relations changed between the nations.

Adrian is also a choreographer. He’s created dance pieces for music videos and site-specific installations in addition to works for the stage with commissions from Ballet West, Tanner Dance, and Motion Dance Theatre of Asheville, NC. In July of 2016, he received the Ballet Commission from the Utah Arts Festival to create an original work for their 40th anniversary.