Student In Theatre-Presentations

Ballet West Student In-Theater Presentations are designed to build on a student’s experience with the Ballet West for Children program. Here the students have the opportunity to attend a ballet performance at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. This hour-long program begins with an educational introduction and is followed by a portion of the repertoire currently being performed for the general public.

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Story Ballet: The Song of the Nightingale

How does ballet tell a story? We will use the classic story of the Nightingale to illustrate how well you can tell a story through movement and music. We will also look at sections from Prodigal Son, a story of forgiveness and redemption. Together, these ballets provide easy access to connect core curriculum concepts and life skills through the art of ballet.

Recommended for grades two through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • October 29 | Tuesday, 10:30–11:30 am
  • October 30 | Wednesday, 10:30–11:30 am


Fairy Tale Theatre: Snow White

Ballet West II and Ballet West Academy dancers bring one of the most beloved fairy tales to life. This lively and entertaining performance will provide proof that there’s more than one way to help our children understand how and why a classic fairy tale becomes a “classic.”

Recommended for grades one through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • November 7 | Thursday, 10:00–11:00 am
  • November 7 | Thursday, 12:30–1:30 pm
  • November 8 | Friday, 10:00–11:00 am

Val Browning Center, Ogden

  • May 1 | Friday, 10:00 am–11:00 am 
  • May 1 | Friday, 12:30–1:30 pm

The Nutcracker

Travel with Clara to the Magical Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy and revel in the magical delights of a child’s fantasy come true.

Recommended for grades one through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • December 10 | Tues, 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Disabled and special needs audience priority – special reservations required)
  • December 11 | Wed, 10:15–11:15 am
  • December 11 | Wed, 12:15–1:15 pm



A ghost story, a love story, an all-time classic—conceived by Adam Sklute. A haunting drama about a poor peasant girl and the prince who deceives her, see why Giselle remains one of the most beloved and enduring masterpieces in all ballet. This will address multiple core curriculum.

Recommended for grades three through twelve

Utah Valley University, Lehi

  • January 31 | Friday, 1:00–2:00 pm

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • February 11 | Tuesday, 10:30–11:30 am
  • February 12 | Wednesday, 10:30–11:30 am
  • February 13 | Thursday, 10:30–11:30 am

The Dream

A one act ballet based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, considered a masterpiece of English choreographer, Frederick Ashton. Magic love potions, unusual attractions, and happy endings make up the story line for this beautiful ballet. This also provides a wonderful opportunity for connections in literature and music as well.

Recommended for grades one through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • April 20 | Monday, 10:30 am–11:30 am
  • April 21 | Tuesday, 10:30 am–11:30 am
  • April 22 | Wednesday, 10:30 am–11:30 am
  • April 23 | Thursday, 10:30 am–11:30 am

Choreographic Festival

Explore Ballet’s limitless horizons. Broaden your perspective on ballet with a program full of cutting-edge choreography. Join us in Jeanne Wagner Theatre for Ballet West’s Choreographic Festival 2020—an exploration of the newest works by international choreographers.

Recommended for grades five through twelve

Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • May 15 | Friday, 10:30–11:30 am