Alexander MacFarlan

sponsored by Theodore Schmidt 

Joined Ballet West II: 2007
Joined Ballet West: 2009
Promoted to Demi Soloist: 2014
Promoted to Soloist: 2016
Promoted to First Soloist: 2019

2014–15 Season

  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah, Man #3
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli)Peasant Pas de Quatre Peasant, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah Grandfather, Nutcracker Prince, Mother Buffoon
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Grandfather, Nutcracker Prince, Chinese Warrior, Mother Buffoon
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Grandfather, Nutcracker King, Chinese Warrior, Russian Soloist, Mother Buffoon (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Benno, Neopolitan, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mr.Hutchinson
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Corps de Ballet (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) Second Mens Pas de Deux (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) , (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater) Man #3
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Fall
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Man #3
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Hutchinson
  • Homage (Adams) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Presto (Fonte)(Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • The Hunt (Addison) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Facades (Smith) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour -Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas

About Alexander MacFarlan:

After training for three years under the direction of former Ballet West Artist Adam Sage, MacFarlan joined Ballet West II in 2007. Since joining the main company he has risen to the rank of First Soloist. Among his favorite roles are ‘Romeo’ and ‘Lensky’ from John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and Onegin, as well as ‘Hamlet’ from David Bintley’s The Shakespeare Suite. He has had the opportunity to perform on great stages, such as Kennedy Center and the Gran Teatro de La Habana. Still, he considers the Capitol Theater and the Eccles Theater his favorite venues. Alex loves participating in the creation of new works, and he particularly admires the choreographic processes of Nicolo Fonte, Africa Guzman, and Matthew Neenan.

Alex is also a graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. in Consumer Studies, and he enjoys helping dancers with their career transitions.