Jacqueline Straughan

Joined Ballet West: 2006APPROVED---2011---bolero---by-luke-isley---jacqueline-straughan_5615-CUT-web
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2008
Promoted to Soloist: 2010
Promoted to First Soloist: 2013

2015-16 Season

  • Overgrown Path (Kylian) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Symphony in C (Balanchine) Third movement soloist (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Fancy Free (Robbins) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Cranko) Gypsy, Lady Rosaline, (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte) (Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre)
  • In Memorium (Ruud) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • HOMER (Naumann) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Lyric Pieces (Lang) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

2014–15 Season

  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado, Principal
  • Presto (Fonte) 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 #1
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Giselle, Peasant Pas de Quatre, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Pas de Trois, Tall Swans, (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, Mrs. Adams
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) 1st Pas de Trois (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) 2nd Pas de Deux (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada,Summer
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Woman #1
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli)- On Tour – Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Adams
  • Homage (Adams) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Presto (Fonte)(Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Facades (Smith) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Presto (Fonte) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – 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, Woman #1
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas

2013–14 Season

  • The Firebird (Christensen) – The Tsarevna
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 2nd pas de deux
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – principal
  • Forgotten Land – black couple
  • Great Souls (Ruud) – pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Presto (Fonte)
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
  • Paths (Gum)
  • Mixed Signals (Adams)

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Malice, Gold – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • Presto (Fonte) – Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012–13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – Fairy Autumn
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flowers lead, Arabian, Mirlitons lead
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds pas de trois, Rubies principal, Diamonds demi soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte) – soloist
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – soloist

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Adams
  • Mercurial Landscape (Gates)
  • Trapped 3rd pas de deux
  • Mechanism (Smith) – lead

On Tour

  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – New York Fall for Dance Festival
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Arabian – The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

2011–12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – Flora
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Mercedes, Palm reader, Bridesmaid
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flowers lead, Arabian
  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – soloist
  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – pas de trois
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 2nd pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Descent (Bearden)
  • Forces at Play (Adams)

On Tour

  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Chicago Dancing Festival & Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 3rd theme – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • Grand Synthesis (Shields) – Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

2010–11 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – Fairy Kindness, Spite, Gold
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flowers lead, Arabian
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 3rd theme
  • Carmina Burana (Butler) – principal
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – pas de trois
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)
  • Bolero (Fonte) – soloist

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Trapped – pas de quatre
  • Descent (Bearden)
  • Regarding Us (Adams)
  • Intonation (Anderson)

On Tour

  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Chicago Dancing Festival

2009–10 Season

  • Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Pas de Trois, Tall Swan, Czardas lead
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow Queen, Arabian, Flowers lead
  • The Dream (Ashton) – Helena
  • Serenade (Balanchine)
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine) – 2nd regiment lead
  • Agon (Balanchine) – 2nd pas de trois
  • Songs of the Valley (Marks)
  • Polovtsian Dances (Fokine)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – soloist

On Tour

  • Les Biches (Nikinska) – New York Fall for Dance Festival
  • Red Angels (Dove), Le Corsaire pas de deux – Laguna Dance Festival

Additional Information: In 2000, Jacqueline received the Christopher Ondaatje Ballet Prize, given to dance students with outstanding achievement. That same year, she was also presented with a Peter Dwyer Scholarship in recognition for the most promising dance student. Also in 2000, she joined the National Ballet of Canada as a second year apprentice, performing with the company until 2004. Jacqueline traveled extensively while exploring alternate dance forms before briefly joining South African Ballet Theatre. Jacqueline now dances as a Principal at Oregon Ballet Theatre.