Tyler Gum

sponsored by John and Andrea Miller

Joined Ballet West II: 2009
Joined Ballet West: 2010
Promoted to Demi Solist: 2014
Promoted to Soloist: 2016
Promoted to First Soloist: 2018

2014–15 Season

  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Peasant Pas de Quatre, Peasant Men (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah, Parent, Mouse King, Chinese Warrior, Russian Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Parent, Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, Chinese Warrior, Russian Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Drosselmeyer, Grandfather, Parent, Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince, Spanish, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Chinese Warrior, Russian Soloist , (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Benno, Spanish, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • 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, Mr.Dunbar
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Corps de Ballet, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Almost Tango (Fonte) !st Male Pas de Deux (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mr.Dunbar
  • Pulse (Fry) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Principal
  • Mercurial Landscapes (Gates) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas

About Tyler Gum:

Gum is from Calhan, Colorado. He studied with Holly Marble at the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, and with Fernando Schaffenburg at the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre. He attended summer programs at Walnut Hill, Harid Conservatory, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School on scholarship. Tyler attended the University of Arizona where he performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was featured in Jory Hancock’s Tonadas Pas de Deux. He competed in the Youth America Grand Prix where he received first place with his classical ballet solo at the regional competition and a contract with Ballet West II at the New York City finals. Tyler is in his 9th season with Ballet West currently performing as a First Soloist. With Ballet West, Tyler has performed featured roles in Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Jewels, Divertimento No. 15 and Who Cares, Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery, Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land, Overgrown Path and Petite Mort, Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker, John Cranko’s Onegin. Tyler has performed in world premiers such as Emily Adams’ Regarding Us and Way of the Rain, Edwaard Liang‘s Constant Light, Avichai Scher’s White Noise, Nicolo Fonte’s Rite of Spring, Carmina Burana, and Fox on The Doorstep.