Summertime!

So, it’s summertime and the Ballet West dancers are dispersed around the country.  Most dancers use this time to visit with family or to go on vacation or to stay in beautiful Salt Lake editing photos all day (living the life!).  Whatever we’re doing, taking a needed mental break from ballet is usually part of our plans.  Like anything that is extremely intense, you will go crazy if you don’t turn your back to ballet and face Maggie Moo’s.  For all you vegan ballet dancers out there, you’re just gonna go crazy.  A milkshake a day keeps the abs away, by the way (that rhymed three times).

I wanted to bid a few of our dancers farewell.  Katherine Hein will be attending the honors college here at the U in the fall.  Owen Gaj will be studying to be an EMT at Cole Holland College here in Salt Lake.  Easton Smith will be doing all kinds of crazy stuff, because that’s what he does.  Owning a helicopter company and starting a business to sell ultra supremely healthy dog food will be part of Easton’s new life.  He might be on Broadway again sometime too, you never know.

Stay posted for photos from the annual fashion show that happened in May and from Johann Jacob’s going away party.  Below are a few pictures from our last sightings on stage.

Beckanne Sisk in Christopher Ruud’s TRAPPED

Emily Adams & Christiana Bennett in Christopher Anderson’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Jacqueline Straughan & Christopher Ruud in Easton Smith’s MECHANISM

Beckanne Sisk & Trevor Naumann in Christopher Ruud’s TRAPPED

Emily Adams and Chase O’Connell in Christopher Anderson’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Elizabeth McGrath, Alex MacFarlan & Owen Gaj in Adrian Fry’s SPUN

Jacqueline Straughan & Christopher Ruud in Easton Smith’s MECHANISM

Katherine Lawrence & Chase O’Connell in Christopher Anderson’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Katlyn Addison, Elizabeth McGrath & Arolyn Williams in Adrian Fry’s SPUN

Dancers of Ballet West in Easton Smith’s MECHANISM

Katherine Lawrence, Amy Potter & Lindsay Duerfeldt in Christopher Anderson’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Katlyn Addison & Trevor Naumann in Adrian Fry’s SPUN

Elizabeth Weldon & Alex MacFarlan in Easton Smith’s MECHANISM

Katherine Lawrence, Amy Potter & Lindsay Duerfeldt in Christopher Anderson’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Arolyn Williams in Adrian Fry’s SPUN

-Beau

2 thoughts on “Summertime!”

  1. Beau – Thank you for staying in SLC, “living the life” and editing the photographs. I love your pictures. You do such a great job! A few well deserved Maggie Moo’s can do wonders for a person! Thanks for updating us on the dancers leaving BW, it’s nice to know what adventures each are going on to after they leave. I really loved Innovations this year, it was fabulous!!! I can’t wait for Breaking Pointe to start so that I can get my BW “fix” while everyone’s away.

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