In Theatre-Presentations

Ballet West Student In-Theater Presentations are designed to build on a student’s experience with Ballet West for Children program. Here the students have the opportunity to attend an actual ballet performance at the newly renovated 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.

For more information: 801·869·6911 | education@balletwest.org


Download a printable schedule of In-Theatre Presentations

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

The searing drama of Madame Butterfly comes brilliantly to life with new passion when told through the dynamic physicality of ballet. This production explores the multi-disciplinary nature of art and examines how a story can be changed and adapted for a play, opera, or ballet.

Recommended for grades three through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • November 8 | Tues, 10:30–11:30 am
  • November 9 | Wed, 10:30–11:30 am
  • November 10 | Thu, 10:30–11:30 am

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Experience a Christmas Eve filled with enchantment as Clara’s nutcracker toy comes to life in an explosion of adventure and magic. In Act 2 travel to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy for lively and colorful dances from around the world.

Recommended for grades one through twelve

Val Browning Center, WSU Ogden

  • Orchestra Dress for disabled and special needs audience only – special reservations required.
  • November 23 | Wed* 12:00–2:00 pm

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • Orchestra Dress for disabled and special needs audience only – special reservations required.
  • November 30 | Wed*, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
  • December 1 | Thur*, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

(Act I or Act II) Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • December 6 | Tues, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • December 7 | Wed, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

The Sleeping Beauty

Taken from the classic Perrault story, this ballet will enchant all ages. Featuring a multitude of characters battling the eternal struggle of good versus evil. The exquisite scenery and melodious music of Tchaikovsky make this ballet a picture perfect fairy tale. This presentation will provide excellent opportunities for cross studies in multiple disciplines as well as stimulating discussions which can allow teachers to explore multiple life skills and core curriculum concepts. (Features one full Act)

Recommended for grades one through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • February 14 | Tues, 10:30–11:30 am
  • February 15 | Wed, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • February 22 | Wed, 10:30– 11:30 am


Fairy Tale Theatre

Join us as we bring beloved fairy tales to life through the magic of ballet. 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 K through twelve

Hansel & Gretel
Covey Center for the Arts, Provo

  • Apr 12 | Wed, 12:00–1:00 pm
  • Apr 13 | Thu, 10:30–11:30 am
  • Apr 13 | Thu, 12:00–1:00 pm
  • Apr 14 | Fri, 10:30–11:30 am

The Little Mermaid
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • Mar 30 | Thur, 10:00–11:00 am
  • Mar 30 | Thur, 12:30–1:30 pm
  • Mar 31 | Fri, 10:00–11:00 am
  • Mar 31 | Fri, 12:30–1:30 pm

The Little Mermaid
Val Browning Center, Ogden

  • Apr | 21 Fri 10:00–11:00 am


The Green Table

Kurt Jooss’ masterwork The Green Table is a powerful study of the tragedy and futility of war. This interactive session will teach gestures and movements from the ballet, and also examine how to use art to process complex emotions and events.
One offering only

Recommended for grades five through twelve

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • April 12 | Wed 10:30–11:30 am