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.

We will schedule these with the assumption that we will be able to host these offerings, but if the status of offerings will change due to Covid Restrictions, we will notify scheduled attendees of any changes or cancelations. We will also update our website with status information.

Please take advantage of our online Virtual Learning page here.

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Take a bite out of ballet! Enter a world of gothic grandeur in this lavish production. Ben Stevenson’s Dracula is an immersive melodrama that unfolds with awe-inspiring theatrics, vampire brides, stunning sets, and exploding chandeliers. The iconic tale is told with drama and sweeping choreography that adds layers of artistry and entertainment to every element of the production. 

A unique opportunity to take a classic gothic tale and view it through the eyes of dance!

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • October 26 | Tuesday, 10:45–11:45 am
  • October 27 | Wednesday, 10:45–11:45 am


Fairy Tale Theatre: The Little Mermaid


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.”

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • November 4 | Thursday, 10:45–11:45 am
  • November 5 | Friday, 10:45-11:45 am

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.

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • December 8 | Wednesday, 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Full Show) Disabled and special needs audience priority – special reservations required)
  • December 9 | Thursday 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Full Show) Disabled and special needs audience priority – special reservations required)
  • December 14 | Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act I) 
  • December 15 | Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act II)


Romeo and Juliet


William Shakespeare’s 1594 great and timeless romantic tragedy is brought to the stage in dance with choreography by Michael Smuin, and accompanied by the well-known Sergei Prokoviev music. Set against brilliant costumes and set designs, the choreography incorporates exciting period sword fighting. This presentation provides an excellent opportunity to connect to core-curriculum concepts, and cross curriculum opportunities in reading the play. This also offers a stimulus in opening conversations about community’s attitudes to others differences, and love and hate.

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • February 15 | Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act I)
  • February 16 | Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act I)
  • February 17 | Thursday, 12:00-1:00 pm (Act I)

Choreographic Festival V


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.

*opportunities for movement workshops with Ballet West choreographers following the presentation.

Jeanne Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City

  • May 14 | Friday, 10:00 am–11:00 am