Joined Ballet West II: 2016
Joined Ballet West: 2019
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2022

Jake Preece is from Vancouver, Canada.  He joined Ballet West II in 2016 and was promoted to the main company in 2019, and then to Demi-Soloist in 2022.  At age thirteen, Jake began his training at Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver, British Columbia, and then at age sixteen, Jake was offered a scholarship to train at The School of American Ballet in New York City.  He continued his training in Pacific Northwest Ballet School’s Professional Division in Seattle, Washington.  With Ballet West, Jake has danced leading roles in Sklute’s Giselle and Swan Lake, Cranko’s Onegin, and Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, among others.

Click below to see Jake’s roles.

2022-23 Season

  • Onegin (Cranko) Prince Gremin
  • Rodeo (DeMille)

2021-22 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Mouse King, Spanish, Waltz of the Flowers, Sugar Plum Cavalier
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Rosaline’s Guard
  • Glass Pieces (Robbins) “Akhenaten”
  • Carmina Burana (Fonte)
  • Orange (Nunes) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)


  • Piece of My Heart (Fonte) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Rosaline’s Guard – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Park City, Utah

2020-21 Season

  • Tides (Archibald)
  • Faraway Close (Fonte)


  • Piece of My Heart (Fonte) – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, Park City, Utah

2019-20 Season

  • Le Chant Du Rossingnol (Balanchine) Chamberlain
  • Prodigal Son (Balanchine) Drinking Companion
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot)


  • Giselle (Sklute, after Coralli and Perrot) – The Soraya, Los Angeles, California

2018-19 Season

  • Jewels (Balanchine) Diamonds
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa and Ivanov) Hunting Party, Courtier
  • Onegin (Cranko) Neighbors

2017-18 Season

  • Aladdin (Robinson-Harris and Dolkas) Aladdin, King Shahryar
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Mother Buffoon
  • Cinderella (Ashton) The Hairdresser, Courtier, Young Courtier

2016-17 Season

  • Bournonville Divertissments (Bournonville)
  • “Are We There Yet?” (Dolkas)
  • Madame Butterfly (Welch) Koken
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Mother Buffoon
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute, after Petipa) Bluebeard

Tybalt in Smuin’s Romeo + Juliet

Spanish in Christensen’s The Nutcracker

Photos by Beau Pearson