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. Students and teachers 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.

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


Download a printable schedule of In-Theatre Presentations

Rodeo

RECOMMENDED GRADES: 3–12

Agnes de Mille, the niece of cinematic legend Cecil B. DeMille, choreographed great stage productions such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, and Brigadoon. Her charming 1942 one-act story, Rodeo—set to Aaron Copland’s buoyant, well-known score—represents the very pinnacle of Americana in classical ballet. It’s the sweet, simple story of a cowgirl who longs to be one of the guys, and who loses, but then finds, her heart along the way.

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • November 8 | Tuesday 10:45 am–11:45 am.
  • November 9 | Wednesday 10:45 am–11:45 am.
  • November 10 |Thursday 12:00 noon–1:00 pm.

The Nutcracker

RECOMMENDED GRADES: K–12

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. Join us as we revel in the magical delights of a child’s fantasy come true.

Val Browning Center, Weber State University, Ogden

  • November 23 | Wednesday 7:00 pm–9:00 pm (Full) Disabled and special needs audience priority

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • December 6 | Tuesday, 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Full) Disabled and special needs audience priority
  • December 7 | Wednesday 11:30 am–1:30 pm (Full) Disabled and special needs audience priority
  • December 13 | Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act I)
  • December 14 | Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 am (Act II)


The Sleeping Beauty

RECOMMENDED GRADES: K–12

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.

Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

  • February 13 | Monday, 10:45-11:45 am
  • February 14 | Tuesday, 10:45-11:45 am 
  • February 15 | Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 am 
  • February 16 | Thursday, 10:45-11:45 am 

Fairy Tale Theater – Snow White

RECOMMENDED GRADES: K–12

Mirror, mirror, on the wall . . . It’s the legendary story of a beautiful princess and her seven adoring companions! See them overcome banishment, curses, and poisoned apples—all while growing closer together and learning the importance of life. 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

  • April 6 | Thursday 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • April 6 | Thursday 12:30 pm–1:30 pm *En Español
  • April 7 | Friday 10:30 am–11:30 am

Val Browning Center, Weber State University, Ogden

  • May 7 | Friday 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • May 7 | Friday 12:30 pm–1:30 pm *En Español

All attendees may request a student/teacher Getting the Pointe workshop to supplement and enhance their attendance at a Ballet West student in-theater presentation. This offering is available through in-person or virtual zoom opportunities. Availability is limited.

For more information or to request to attend a student in-theater presentation, please call 801-869-6911 or email education@balletwest.org

**All performances are subject to change