The new season has officially started! The company is back in the studio rehearsing for the upcoming tour to Wolf Trap and Chicago. One of the three ballets we’re bringing to Wolf Trap is Susan Shields’ Grand Synthesis. The world premiere of Grand Synthesis was performed by Ballet West in the 2008 Innovations program. I was one of the lucky dancers that Shields choreographed on back in 2008 and have been very pleased to have her in Salt Lake City again this week. Susan is a wonderful person to work with in the studio.
Susan received the Choo-San Goh Award for choreography in 2006. Her work appears in the repertories of many professional companies. Susan’s dancing highlights include dancing for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, dancing in the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company for eight years and performing with the Mark Morris Dance Group.