Kazlyn Nielsen

Sponsored by Jonathan and Elizabeth Slager

Joined Ballet West II: 2012
Joined Ballet West: 2014
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2022

About Kazlyn Nielsen:

Kazlyn Nielsen is from Spanish Fork, Utah.  She joined Ballet West II in 2012 and was promoted to the main company in 2014, and then to Demi-Soloist in 2022.  With Ballet West, Kazlyn has danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Christensen’s The Nutcracker, as well as leading roles in Balanchine’s Jewels, Sklute’s Swan Lake, and Robbins’ Glass Pieces, to name a few.

Follow Kazlyn on Instagram @kazlyn3.

Click below to see Kazlyn’s roles.

2022-23 Season

  • Onegin (Cranko) Olga
  • Concerto Barocco (Balanchine)
  • Rodeo (DeMille)

ON TOUR

  • Galantheae (LaPlane) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah

2021-22 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Grandmother, Doll, Arabian, Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers, Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Rosaline, Montague Harlot, Juliet’s Friend
  • Glass Pieces (Robbins) “Rubric”
  • Carmina Burana (Fonte)

ON TOUR

  • Paquita (Kunikova, after Petipa) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Park City, Utah

2019-20 Season

  • Le Chant Du Rossingnol (Balanchine) Court Lady
  • Apollo (Balanchine) Handmaiden
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Maid, Grandmother, Doll, Arabian, Spanish
  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) Giselle’s Friends, Wilis

ON TOUR

  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) – The Soraya, Los Angeles, California

2018-19 Season

  • Jewels (Balanchine) Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Grandmother, Doll, Arabian
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa and Ivanov) Cygnettes, English Princess, Swan Maiden, Young Friends
  • Onegin (Cranko) Neighbors
  • disquiet (Naumann) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)

2017-18 Season

  • Serenade (Balanchine)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Grandmother, Doll, Arabian, Spanish
  • Cinderella (Ashton) The Stars
  • The Shakespeare Suite (Bintley) Chorus
  • Jabula (Weir) National Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)

ON TOUR

  • Dances for Lou (Caniparoli) – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York

 

2016-17 Season

  • Madame Butterfly (Welch) Bridesmaid
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Grandmother
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute, after Petipa) Fairy of Beauty, Aurora’s Friend, Lilac Fairy Attendant
  • Chaconne (Balanchine)
  • Facades (Smith)
  • The Green Table (Jooss)

2015-16 Season

  • Symphony in C (Balanchine)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Spanish
  • Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
  • Barre Spot (Sellars) (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)
  • Homer:  A Study in Phenomenological Ontology (Naumann) (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)

2014-15 Season

  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot and Coralli) Peasant Women, Wilis
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Courtier, Swan Maiden
  • Square Dance (Balanchine)

ON TOUR

  • Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine) – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine) – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

2013-14 Season

  • The Firebird (Christensen)  (Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City)
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) Aurora’s Friend, Princess Fanny
  • The Little Mermaid (Robinson-Harris and Dolkas) The Little Mermaid, Sister

2012-13 Season

  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Cinderella (Ashton) The Stars, Coutier

 

 

From top to bottom:  Balanchine’s Emeralds © The George Balanchine Trust and Kunikova’s Paquita; photos by Beau Pearson