News & Announcements



03/26
2019

BALLET WEST ACADEMY HIRES MANAGING DIRECTOR

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Ballet West has hired Shawn Spainhour as Ballet West Academy’s Managing Director to guide strategic growth, lead the day-to-day operations, and enhance the client experience for the Ballet West Academy family members. Spainhour has a background in managing private school systems as a regional executive director of the Challenger Schools Foundation and
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03/25
2019

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ADAM SKLUTE EXPLAINS THE STORY AND HISTORY OF ONEGIN

Onegin is considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest ballets. It is quite an honor for Ballet West to be granted permission to present it. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s passionate verse novel Eugene Onegin, Onegin was conceived and choreographed by genius choreographer John Cranko in 1965. Cranko selected music by Tchaikovsky to
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03/21
2019

BALLET WEST PRESENTS JOHN CRANKO’S WORLD RENOWNED MASTERPIECE ONEGIN

A Utah and Ballet West premiere, John Cranko’s legendary story of love and betrayal, Onegin [oh·Nyay·gen] will captivate audiences April 5—13 for just seven performances at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s dramatic verse novel, Eugene Onegin tells the story of an arrogant aristocrat, Onegin who rejects the love
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02/27
2019

LEGACY AND MODERNITY COMMUNICATED THROUGH NEW BALLET WEST LOGO

SALT LAKE CITY, UT— Following more than a year of careful consideration, consultations with the Ballet West community, and artful refinement, Ballet West is excited to share a bold and dashing new logo. “Under the growth of Adam Sklute, Artistic Director, Ballet West is now recognized around the world for its fearless innovation and daring
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02/27
2019

19/20 HERALDS MASTERPIECES AND BOLD NEW WORKS

PLUS, A HISTORIC ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICA’S FIRST NUTCRACKER

02/21
2019

BYUtv TO BROADCAST BALLET WEST’S THE NUTCRACKER

Made possible by lead gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

01/15
2019

BALLET WEST REPRISES TIMELESS CLASSIC, SWAN LAKE

AND, A FAREWELL TO A BALLET WEST LEGEND, PRINCIPAL DANCER CHRISTOPHER RUUD

12/14
2018

BALLET WEST INVITED TO RETURN TO THE JOYCE

The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, “one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art” (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year. Three superb companies perform masterworks from the artist’s vast repertory, each danced to live music. COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON presents Suite for Five, with its quiet unmoving center; Ballet
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12/14
2018

DAVID HEUVEL RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S AWARD

David Heuvel, Ballet West Director of Costume Production received Governor Gary Herbert‘s prestigious Artist Award for Visual Arts this month.  David’s illustrious career in costume design and production has taken him to every corner of the globe. Five decades ago, David started as an apprentice at the Opera Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa. He quickly moved
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11/02
2018

MAYOR JACKIE BISKUPSKI DECLARES “BRUCE CALDWELL GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY DAY”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–In 1968, just three days after his high school graduation, the legendary founder of Ballet West, Mr. Willam Christensen offered Bruce Caldwell his first contract. It paid $25 a month. Fifty years later, Bruce is the torchbearer for the legacies and traditions of Ballet West as Ballet Master and Archivist. At the
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