News & Announcements



02/17
2023

“The Sleeping Beauty” dancer returns to stage after life-threatening illness | KSL 5

Ballet West Corps Artist Loren Walton was given a 10% chance to live after experiencing a sudden, life-threatening illness. Now, he’s back in The Sleeping Beauty. Thank you to Carole Mikita and KSL 5 TV for sharing his miraculous story! Read his story and watch the incredible interview here.    

02/15
2023

Spotlight: Tyler Gum in The Sleeping Beauty

First Soloist Tyler Gum has performed The Sleeping Beauty with Ballet West several times and was the original Frog Prince as a wedding guest in 2011. In this year’s production, he performs the roles of The Bluebird and Prince Floristan. “Growing from the Frog Prince to now leading roles, meant committing to each role and doing my best,” said
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02/14
2023

Your favorite fairytale is new again! See a ballet production of Sleeping Beauty | KSL Studio 5

Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute sat down with KSL Studio 5’s Brooke Walker to share details about the newly-updated Sleeping Beauty sets, designed by renowned French artist Alain Vaes and made possible by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and John and Andrea Miller. Watch the video here.

02/13
2023

Ballet West’s “Sleeping Beauty” awakens classic to brilliant life | Utah Arts Review

A treat for the eyes! — Utah Arts Review The Utah Arts Review has posted a beautiful review of Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty, with particular focus on the successful blending of choreography from multiple origins, which, according to the review, due to the Company’s “knack for grandiosity and the individual tones imbued by the split
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02/13
2023

At Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre, Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty Is Intricate and Inspiring | Front Row Reviewers

Inspiring . . . full of soulful expression! — Front Row Reviewers Front Row Reviewers has posted a lovely review of Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty, with particular focus on the dancers’ individual performances, as well as on the newly-revealed updated sets created by Alain Vaes and made possible by John and Andrea Miller. Read the
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02/10
2023

Ballet West premieres new sets with their production of Sleeping Beauty | ABC4

1890 is when [The Sleeping Beauty] first came out and Tchaikovsky wrote the music for it . . . When the Disney movie was made, they actually used the Tchaikovsky score for their music, so all these hummable tunes, if you know the Disney music, come from this score and you’ll recognize it. –Adam Sklute
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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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