Ballet West Principal Artist Christopher Ruud danced the role of Ferdinand in Ballet West’s presentation of Michael Smuin’s THE TEMPEST this past weekend. Ballet West audiences are well aware of his fine artistry. He is athletic, poetic and charismatic. What some may not know is that the role of Ferdinand was created over twenty years ago by Tom Ruud, Christopher’s father! Father and son dancing the same role is quite rare and we in Utah are lucky to have the opportunity to witness this. There are five more performances next week. Check dates and casting on this website to plan which performance to attend.
Evelyn Cisneros, Little Christopher Ruud, Tom Ruud
Thank you for allowing me to post this rare photograph Christopher and Congratulations!