Press Releases

Kern to Relinquish Baton at Conclusion of Performance Year

After 28 years as Music Director and Principal Conductor with Ballet West, Maestro Terence Kern will transition to his new position as Music Director Emeritus.  His new title will take effect at the...

Ballet West presents an explosion of music and movement with three fantastic works – the exciting Grand Pas from Marius Petipa’s Paquita, the Utah premiere of George Balanchine’s lush and romantic Emeralds, and the Utah premiere of Jiri Kylian’s sensual work of genius, Petite...

Extraordinary Performance Year Includes Five World Premieres and Two Utah Premieres

SALT LAKE CITY – Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute is pleased to announce Ballet West’s 2012-13 season line-up. With new creations,...

Summer Reality TV Show to Highlight Passion, Pressure of Life in the Ballet World

SALT LAKE CITY – March 7, 2012 – Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute today announced Ballet West’s participation in a new reality series “BREAKING POINTE”...

Critically Acclaimed NUTCRACKER Joins Roster of Arts Luminaries for 2012-13 Season

SALT LAKE CITY – March 6, 2012Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute today announced Ballet West’s appearance on The...

Utah premiere promises bull fighting, gypsies, comedy, romance and show-stopping dance

SALT LAKE CITY –  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ballet West presents one of the world’s most well-loved bravura ballets – Don Quixote, February 10,...

Ballet West rings in the holidays in grand style with its annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Choreographed by Ballet West Founder Willam Christensen, The Nutcracker will run for 25 matinee and evening performances from December 2 through December 31 at the Capitol...

Two-Week Celebration Held In Conjunction With Utah Premiere of DRACULA, October 21 – November 1

Ballet West kicks off its 2011-12 season production of Dracula with a two-week “Dracula Festival.” Ballet West...

Ballet West delivers a delectable Halloween treat with the Utah premiere of Ben Stevenson’s blockbuster production of Dracula, set to the music of Franz Liszt as arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery, October 21, 22, 26 - November 1, 2011. Hailed by...

Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute is pleased to announce nine promotions and nine new additions to Ballet West and Ballet West II for the 2011-12 season.

Company Promotions and Advancements
Katherine Lawrence has been promoted from Senior Soloist to Principal Artist....