News & Announcements




06/14
2014

Ballet West Announces 2014-2015 Season

SALT LAKE CITY – Ballet West announces its 2014-2015 season showcasing a broad spectrum of dance featuring some of the greatest choreography of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.  “This season is about exploring the magic and details of the great classics while celebrating the masterworks of the mid 20th century and reaching uncharted territory
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06/11
2014

Versatile conductor Gerald Steichen joins Ballet West as Music Director

 SALT LAKE CITY – June 11, 2014 – Ballet West is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Maestro Gerald Steichen as ­­its first Music Director in nearly a quarter of a century. With an impressive career that ranges from symphony and opera to ballet, Broadway to chamber music, Mr. Steichen has established himself as one
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06/05
2014

Ballet West’s Adam Sklute Celebrated by U.S. National Guard and Community Foundation of Utah

Ballet West Artistic Director receives the Bronze Minuteman Award in recognition for great accomplishments and service to Utah SALT LAKE CITY [June 5, 2014]— Ballet West is proud to announce Artistic Director, Adam Sklute, has been named as one of eight outstanding Utahns to be honored with the Bronze Minuteman Award and voted to join
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05/21
2014

Ballet West to Hold Open Audition and Registration for New, Satellite Academy

Ballet West Academy will host open registration and auditions in Utah County this weekend  SALT LAKE CITY [May 21, 2014] — This weekend, May 24, a new Ballet West Academy location, sponsored by the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation, will hold registration, auditions and placement for students for their new satellite location at The Barn
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05/07
2014

Ballet West Closes Its 50th Anniversary Year With Innovations 2014

Company presents new works by some of today’s most promising choreographers  SALT LAKE CITY [May 7, 2014]—From May 16 to 24, Ballet West will leave its home stage at the Capitol Theater to perform its seventh annual INNOVATIONS in the intimate setting of the Jeanné Wagner Theatre, inside the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West
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03/15
2014
Artists of Ballet West by Luke Isley

Ballet West Celebrates “The Rite of Spring” Centennial Season with World Premiere

BW presents a trio of works by world-renowned choreographers  SALT LAKE CITY– March 15, 2014 –Ballet West commemorates the 100th anniversary season of Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring with a not-to-be-missed world premiere April 11-19 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Set to the iconic score with brand new choreography by Resident Choreographer
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01/13
2014

Ballet West’s “The Sleeping Beauty” Returns Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

Ballet West presents The Sleeping Beauty, February 7-9 and 12-16, 2014 at the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, The Sleeping Beauty is a spectacular example of grand classical tradition. The story of The Sleeping Beauty is taken from the famous Perrault
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09/10
2013

Ballet West and Salt Lake County Center for the Arts Break Ground on New Ballet Centre and Capitol Theatre Renovation

On Monday, September, Ballet West and The Salt Lake County Center for the Arts broke ground on the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre – home to Ballet West and the Ballet West Academy – and the renovation of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, located at 50 West 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City.
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08/05
2013

BALLET WEST ENGAGES COMPANY FIRST SOLOIST CHRISTOPHER SELLARS AS NEW BALLET WEST II INTERIM DIRECTOR

Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute today announced the appointment of Ballet West First Soloist Christopher Sellars as its new Interim Director of Ballet West II. Sellars will take the reins in this additional capacity on August 5 for the 2013-14 season. He succeeds Principal Artist Christopher Ruud, who is stepping aside to focus exclusively on his
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08/01
2013

BALLET WEST ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ballet West is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Altman as the company’s new Executive Director. Altman joins the ballet the first week in August and brings with him nearly three decades of experience in the performing arts and non-profit arts administration. Altman is the former General Director of the Phoenix-based Arizona Opera where,
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