Join Ballet West and four of America’s most esteemed ballet companies over two weekends as we celebrate another season of new works. This season, the festival will focus on the work of women choreographers and women artistic directors from around the world. Experience this unparalleled event with two different programs in the Eccles Theater, which will feature world premieres by Africa Guzman and Natalie Weir for Ballet West.

First Weekend
Ballet West in a new work by Natalie Weir, Richmond Ballet, and The Washington Ballet

Second Weekend
Ballet West in a new work by Africa Guzman, Charlotte Ballet, and Cincinnati Ballet


Adam Sklute

“This festival was born from our wildly successful Innovations series. It is a program designed to present and promote the creation of new works for the ballet stage. It is about taking chances and seeing what other companies around the country are doing as well. I am thrilled to focus this Festival on the work of women who have given so much to our art form, but who are underrepresented in ballet leadership roles.”
—Adam Sklute  


Season Tickets on Sale Now! 


Two show Festival packages on Sale September 5! 


May 18 Evening 7:30pm
May 19 Matinee 2:00pm
May 19 Evening 7:30pm
May 25 Evening 7:30pm
May 26 Matinee 2:00pm
May 26 Evening 7:30pm