News & Announcements



01/24
2023

“The Sleeping Beauty” ballet is back with a new look | KUTV

Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute sat down with KUTV Fresh Living to talk about the beautiful updated sets for The Sleeping Beauty. Watch the full segment here.

01/21
2023

Ballet West Will Take Part in Arpino Centennial Celebration | Broadway World

January 14, 2023 marked the 100th birthday of Gerald Arpino, one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.  A celebration has been announced by the Gerald Arpino Foundation to take place in September of this year.  Ballet West will join other companies performing Arpino’s works September 23-24 2023 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Tickets
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01/19
2023

Ballet West’s Professional Training Division Preps Students for Company Life | Pointe Magazine

“Students at the Ballet West Academy are immersed in a professional environment, and experience firsthand the rigors of a professional career,” says Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute. Pointe Magazine has posted a wonderful feature about Ballet West Academy’s Professional Training Division program and its students.  Read the full article here, and check out the video below announcing
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01/14
2023

Beloved fairy tale hits the stage with new production by Ballet West | Good Things Utah

Just as incredible as The Nutcracker is Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty, which will feature brand new sets for the first time in 30 years. Artistic Director Adam Sklute shared with ABC4 how the new sets compliment the beautiful production, complete with flying dancers, pyrotechnics and true athleticism.  “Ballet West dancers are incredible,” said Sklute.
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01/05
2023

Making a More Inclusive Nutcracker

Ballet companies across the nation, including Ballet West, have been a part of a movement promoting more inclusivity in ballet productions, including The Nutcracker. The production shapes how audiences see Chinese culture, with many depictions from the past that have been changed to promote more authentic voices. Watch more about this here.

12/29
2022

Academy Instructors

Before David Huffmire became a Soloist with Ballet West, he spent several years at the Ballet West Academy. Originally, he intended to become a classically-trained pianist, having started at age five, but during a summer intensive program with Ballet West Academy at age 14, the art form just clicked and Huffmire shifted his focus to
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12/27
2022

Jordan’s Story

Adding a ballet class to his weekly routine at age 10 didn’t seem extraordinary for Jordan Veit at the time, but his young mind and body would quickly determine it wasn’t any ordinary activity. Ballet became a life-long passion that would take him across the country as a guest dancer with Royal Danish Ballet, Houston
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12/21
2022

100 Companies Championing Women | Ballet West Academy

Ballet West Academy, the official school of Ballet West, has been selected as one of Utah’s 100 Companies Championing Women. Their flexible work schedules and locations, benefits for part-time workers, and tuition reimbursement benefits have been recognized by the Inspire in Utah initiative. Congrats to the Ballet West Academy team! See more here.

12/20
2022

Father, daughter explosive combo in Ballet West’s The Nutcracker | KSL

Without The Nutcracker, I don’t know how we would have December! — Tony Thackeray Ballet West’s The Nutcracker features a very special duo this year:  Ballet West Orchestra timpanist Tony Thackeray and his daughter, Aria Thackeray, who performed onstage as a soldier! Tony, who is also brother to Ballet West Academy Utah County Campus Principal Heather Thackeray,
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12/19
2022

Ballet West to Present at the Guggenheim Museum

Ballet West will be a part of The Guggenheim Museum’s renowned and exclusive lecture series Works & Process in New York on March 26, 2023. The program will focus on Ballet West’s 100th anniversary revival of Polish choreographer Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Noces (French for The Wedding). This Diaghilev-era masterpiece is rarely performed because of its
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