Rex Tilton

sponsored by judy brady and drew browning

Joined Ballet West: 2008
Promoted to First Soloist: 2013
Promoted to Principal: 2014

2016-17 Season

  • Madame Butterfly (Welch) Pinkerton
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Waltz of the Flowers Soloist – On Tour
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Sugar Plum Fairy Cavalier, Waltz of the flowers soloist
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute, after Petipa) Prince Desire, Prince of the East
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) Principal Couple
  • Facades (Smith)
  • The Green Table (Jooss) The Old Soldier, The Gentlemen in Black
  • Fox on the Doorstep (Fonte)

 

2015-16 Season

  • Who Cares? (Balanchine) On Tour – Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
  • Overgrown Path (Kylian) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Symphony in C (Balanchine) First movement principal (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King – On Tour – Austadt Auditorium, Ogden, Utah
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Sugar Plum Fairy Cavalier, Waltz of the flowers soloist (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Cranko) Romeo, Tybalt, (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Sea Shadow (Arpino) (Abaravanel Hall, Salt Lake City)
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte) (Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre)
  • Lyric Pieces (Lang) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

 

2014–15 Season

  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Prince Siegfried (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Prince Albrecht, Hilarion, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah, Drosselmeyer, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Drosselmeyer, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow King, Sugar Plum Cavalier, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Drosselmeyer, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Prince Siegfried, Von Rothbart, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Pas de Deux
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mr. Summers
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) Principal (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Principal (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)

2013–14 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Prince Desire, Suitor from the East, Wisdom Cavalier, Wolf
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Flowers Lead, Arabian, Drosselmeyer
  • The Firebird (Christensen) – Ivan Tsarevich, The Priest
  • Who Cares? – Demi Soloist
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 5th pas de deux
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – principal
  • Forgotten Land (Kylian) – white couple
  • Anna Karinina pas de deux (Prokovsky) – Count Alexei

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

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

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Prince Desire – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Dunbar– Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012–13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – The Prince, Father
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Drosselmeyer, Flowers Lead, Arabian
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Diamonds principal, Diamonds demi-soloist
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – Final Duet
  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mr. Dumbar
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 3rd pas de deux

On Tour

  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – principal – New York Fall for Dance Festival
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Cavelier, Flowers Lead, Arabian – The Kennedy Center

2011–12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – Fredrick
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Basilio, Toreador
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Arabian, Drosselmeyer, Flowers Lead
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 5th pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Descent (Bearden)
  • With You (Smith)

On Tour

  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Chicago Dancing Festival
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 3rd Theme – Wolf Trap 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) – Prince Desire, Suitor from the East, Wolf
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Cavalier, Snow King, Flowers lead, Drosselemeyer, Arabian
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 3rd Theme, Sanguinic
  • Carmina Burana (Butler)
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – principal
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • Trapped (Ruud)– 3rd Pas de deux
  • Fall into Loving Arms (Mattingly)

On Tour

  • Sinfonietta (Kylian) – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Chicago Dancing Festival

2009–10 Season

  • Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Prince Siegfried
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Mouse King, Drosselmeyer, Arabian
  • The Dream (Ashton) – Lysander
  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Elegy Lead
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine)
  • Songs of The Valley (Marks)
  • Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor (Fokine)

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Him

  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – final duet
  • Outbound (DeYoung)

On Tour

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

Rex Tilton is the Artistic Director of artÉmotion. He is also a Principal dancer with Ballet West and has been with the company since 2008. He was a featured cast member on seasons 1 & 2 of the CW Docu-series Breaking Pointe. He has been featured in issues of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and Pointe Magazine. He shared the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine, February 2018, with Allison DeBona. He was also the model for the August 2015 Grishko Pointe shoe ad featured in Pointe Magazine. Additional accolades include producing the ‘I Am Your Friend’ Benefit Dance Performance alongside Allison DeBona, June 2015, to benefit the non-profit organization Fahodie for Friends.  He attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet Professional Division program on scholarship, one year, before getting his job at Ballet West. Additional training includes School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He grew up under the artistic direction of former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal, Ben Houk, and Pacific Northwest Ballet Soloist, Lauri-Michelle Houk, at San Elijo Dance and Music Academy.