Christopher Sellars

Sponsored by Jeanne Potucek

Joined Ballet West II: 2005
Joined Ballet West: 2006
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2008
Promoted to Soloist: 2010
Promoted to First Soloist: 2013

2015-16 Season

  • Who Cares (Balanchine) On Tour – Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Liza Principal
  • Fancy Free (Robbins) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Overgrown Path (Kylian) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Symphony in C (Balanchine) Third and fourth movement principal (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Sugar Plum Cavalier On Tour – Austadt Auditorium, Ogden, Utah
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Sugar Plum Cavalier, Arabian soloist, Russian soloist, Waltz of the flowers soloist (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Cranko) Mercutio (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte) (Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre)
  • In Memorium (Ruud) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

2014–15 Season

  • Rubies Pas De Deux (Balanchine) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Hilarion, Peasant Pas de Quatre (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah Russian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Russian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Russian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Benno, Spanish, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mr. Delacroix
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater) 2nd Pas de Trois
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Fall
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mr. Delacroix
  • The Hunt (Addison) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Facades (Smith) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Rubies Pas De Deux (Balanchine) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Mercurials Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House,Dallas, Texas

2013–14 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Bluebird, Prince Desire, Prince Floristan
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Flowers lead
  • The Firebird (Christensen) – prince
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine) – lead man
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 2nd pas de deux
  • Forgotten Land (Kylian) – red couple
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Great Souls (Ruud) – 2nd duet
  • Paths (Gum)

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Bluebird – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Delacroix – Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012-13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – Jester, Step-Sister
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Flowers lead
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds pas de trois, Rubies principal, Diamonds demi-soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – First Duet
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 3rd pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Delacroix
  • Behind Closed Doors (Anderson)
  • Mercurial Landscape (Gates)

On Tour

  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier – The Kennedy Center, DC

2011-12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – Renfield
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Espada, Toreador
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Flowers lead, Nutcracker Prince
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 2nd pas de deux
  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – pas de trois

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Descent (Bearden) – Dmitri
  • With You (Smith)

On Tour

  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Sanguinic – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • Grand Synthesis – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts

2010-11 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – Bluebird, Prince Floristan, Suitor
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Flowers lead, Nutcracker Prince
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – Sanguinic, 3rd theme
  • Carmina Burana (Butler)
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine) – 3rd Regiment lead

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Trapped (Ruud) – pas de quatre
  • Regarding Us (Adams)
  • Fall into Loving Arms (Mattingly)

2009-10 Season

  • Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Benno, Spanish
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Russian Lead, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Flowers lead, Nutcracker
  • The Dream (Ashton) – Puck
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine) – 3rd regiment lead
  • Agon (Balanchine) – 2nd pas de trois
  • Songs of the Valley (Marks)
  • Flames of Paris pas de deux (Vagonova)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Row (Boye-Christensen)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – first duet
  • Descent (Bearden)

On Tour

  • Les Biches (Nijinska) – Girl in Blue – New York Fall for Dance Festival

Additional Information: Christopher credits the guidance of Ballet West’s Artistic Staff for the continual improvements to his artistry.