World premiere choreography in an intimate setting.

Ballet West’s Choreographic Festival continues to inspire creative works in this thrilling program dedicated to new choreography and diverse voices. A world premiere for Ballet West by esteemed choreographer Edwaard Liang, expanded works by Ballet West Company dancers Emily Adams, Katlyn Addison, and Trevor Naumann, and a United States premiere of Sophie Laplane’s new work, Sibilo, performed by guest company Scottish Ballet come together for an exciting program of dance in The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

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Additional Festival Events

Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm at the Rose, Ballet West will screen Danseur, a recently released independent film from Scott Gormley that explores gender inequality in ballet, and shines a light on bullying, homophobia, and other barriers for young men in the industry. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Afterward, dance teacher and journalist Kate Mattingly will lead a panel discussion with Adam Sklute and Ballet West dancers. 

May 9, 10, and 11 – Ticket holders are also encouraged to attend Warm-Ups in the Rose Room. These free educational lectures, one hour before evening performances will be hosted by Artistic Directors, choreographers, and dancers.

May 8-11 – Local artists will makeover the balcony of the Rose Wagner with an exhibit, “The Art of Ballet” displaying the oil, photography, and contemporary works showing the athleticism and beauty of the art form.

May 11 – Join Ballet West to celebrate the extraordinary, 21-year career of beloved Principal Artist Christopher Ruud. The celebration will follow the closing night performance of the Choreographic Festival, Mr. Ruud’s final bow onstage with Ballet West in a new work by Edwaard Liang. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served. Limited number of tickets available. Guests must be 21 or older.


May 9 Evening 7:30pm
May 10 Evening 7:30pm
May 11 Matinee 2pm
May 11 Evening 7:30pm

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