Allison DeBona

Allison DeBona by Erik Östlingsponsored by John and Kristi Cumming

Joined Ballet West: 2007
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2011
Promoted to Soloist: 2013
Promoted to First Soloist: 2015

2014–15 Season

  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) Principal, On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado, Summer
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah) Woman #2
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Myrthe, Moyne, Bathilde, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah, Arabian Soloist,
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Snow Queen, Hostess, Arabian Soloist,
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Hostess, Arabian Soloist, Mirilton Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Pas de Trois , Tall Swans, Princess (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Games (Pickett) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mrs. Adams
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) 1st Pas de Deux (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) Woman #4 (Salt Lake City,JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Adams
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Woman #4
  • Mercurial Landscape (Gates) On Tour – Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Pulse (Fry) (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)
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas, Principal
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Principal
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Side Woman #1
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas

2013–14 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Carabosse, Fairy Kindness
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow Queen, Arabian, Flowers lead
  • The Firebird (Christensen) – princess
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 4th pas de deux
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine) – demi soloist
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – principal
  • Forgotten Land – grey couple

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
  • Great Souls (Ruud) – pas de deux

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Carabosse, Fairy Kindeness – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mrs. Adams– Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012–13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – Fairy Winter
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow Queen, Arabian, Flowers lead, Hostess
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds 1st principal, Diamonds demi soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – final duet
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 1st pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Adams
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates)
  • Behind Closed Doors (Anderson)

On Tour

  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #1 – Smith Center, Las Vegas
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Flowers lead, Arabian – The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

2011–12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – Bride
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Mercedes, Friend of Kitri, Bridesmaid
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) –Snow Queen, Flowers lead, Arabian, Hostess
  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – soloist
  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #1
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 4th as de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Descent (Bearden)
  • Eevendong (de Young)

On Tour

  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • Grand Synthesis (Shields) – Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

2010–11 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – Fairy Kindness, Carabosse, White Cat
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow Queen, Arabian, Hostess, Mirlitons
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine)
  • Carmina Burana (Butler)
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – pas de trois
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • Trapped – 1st pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Fall into Loving Arms (Mattingly)
  • Intonation (Anderson)

On Tour

  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Chicago Dancing Festival

2009–10 Season

  • Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Tall Swan, Polish Princess
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Arabian, Hostess, Mirlitons
  • The Dream (Ashton) – Fairy
  • Serenade (Balanchine)
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine)
  • Agon (Balanchine) – 1st pas de trois
  • Songs of the Valley (Marks)
  • Polovtsian Dances (Fokine)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – soloist

On Tour

  • Les Biches (Nikinska) – New York Fall for Dance Festival

Additional Info: Allison was a featured cast member on seasons 1 & 2 of the CW Docu-series Breaking Pointe. She has been featured in issues of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Track Magazine, and Dance Teacher Magazine. She was also the model for the Fall/Winter 2013 and August 2015 Grishko Pointe shoe ad featured in Pointe Magazine. In August 2016 was featured in an eight page editorial for Vogue Italia. She is the Owner and Artistic Director of the artÉmotion Summer Intensive and produced the ‘I Am Your Friend’ Benefit Dance Performance alongside Rex Tilton, June 2015 in SLC to benefit the non-profit organization Fahodie for Friends.