Tyler Gum - Ballet West, Corps de Ballet

Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Joined Ballet West II: 2009
Joined Ballet West: 2011

Training: Studied with Fernando Schaffenburg at Sangre de Cristo Ballet Theatre, and with Patricia Hoffman and Holly Marble at the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs. Tyler also attended the summer courses on scholarship at Walnut Hill, Harid Conservatory and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.

Current Repertoire: Willam Christensen's The Nutcracker; George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Chaconne; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced versions of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; and in the 2011 world premieres of Emily Adams' Regarding Us and Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Performance Highlights: Solo performance in Edward Stierle’s Lacrymosa and a featured role as  “Waldo” in Ballet West’s inaugural production of The Nutty Nutcracker in 2009.

Hobbies: Tyler’s interests include hiking and visual art. At the Works of Art “Holiday Party Arty” in Colorado Springs, he won a Juror’s Award and sold one of his paintings, titled “Setting Sun.”

Additional Information: Tyler attended the University of Arizona where he performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was featured in Jory Hancock’s “Tonadas Pas De Deux.” He has competed in the Youth America Grand Prix where he received First Place with his classical ballet solo at Regionals and a contract with Ballet West II at the New York City Finals.