Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


A Utah premiere, Onegin follows the story Madame Larina and her daughters Olga and Tatiana. Excited for her upcoming birthday, Tatiana welcomes family and friends to her family home where Olga's fiance, Lensky, introduces his friend Onegin. Tatiana falls in love with him, even dreaming of him, but her love is not returned.

Run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, includes two 20-minute intermissions

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Spring Performances 2019

Ballet West Academy Presents
2019 Spring Performances

Ballet West Academy The Sleeping Beauty Suite - Upper School
May 9, 2019 | 7 PM
May 10, 2019 | 7 PM
May 11, 2019 | 2 PM, 7 PM

Ballet West Academy The Sleeping Beauty Suite - Primary School
May 11, 2019 | 10 AM, 12 PM

Marriott Center for Dance
University of Utah
330 S 1500 E #106, SLC 84112

On Sale: 3/18 at 10am.

The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy Salt Lake campus students will be featured in a Spring Performance this May. Under the Direction of Academy Director, Peter LeBreton Merz, this production will include The Sleeping Beauty Suite performed by the Upper and Primary Schools.

Run time: TBA

NO BABES IN ARMS. All patrons require a ticket regardless of age.

Choreographic Festival

Ballet West’s Choreographic Festival continues to inspire creative works in this thrilling program dedicated to new choreography and diverse voices. A world premiere for Ballet West by esteemed choreographer Edwaard Liang and new works by Ballet West Company dancers come together for an exciting program of dance in The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

Run time: 2 hours 13 minutes, includes 20 minute intermission (subject to change)

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

A Farewell to Chris Ruud

Join Ballet West to celebrate the extraordinary, 21-year career of beloved Principal Artist Christopher Ruud. The celebration will follow the closing night performance of the Choreographic Festival, Mr. Ruud’s final bow onstage with Ballet West in a new work by Edwaard Liang. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.

The celebration will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Hotel Monaco. Guests must be 21 or older. Space is limited; event-specific tickets are required for entry and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No ticket sales at the door. All sales final, tickets cannot be reprinted if lost or stolen.

Snow White

A classic fairy tale is reborn in this magical, brand new production.

The Grimms’ fairy tale receives an illustrious treatment in this Ballet West II world premiere. The newest installment in the Family Classics series, Snow White is presented in 90 minutes with guided narration and features the magic mirror, pointed apple, and mysterious dwarves that will keep the entire family on the edge of their seats!

Run time: approximately 45 minutes, subject to change

Ages 5 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS


The Nutcracker

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of an American masterpiece that originated with Ballet West founder, Willam Christensen.

In 1944, critics were stunned when Christensen staged the first full-length Nutcracker in America. “We can’t understand why a vehicle of such fantastic beauty and originality would not be produced in its entirety in this country until now,” reported the Sacramento Union.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 30th


One of the most beloved romantic ballets presented in this acclaimed production.

Since its Paris premiere in 1841, Giselle has been an instant triumph with audiences. A love story, a ghost story, and a tale of forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is about a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman, not knowing he is betrothed to another woman. When she finds out the truth, she goes mad and dies, only to become one of the Wilis, ghostly women who have been betrayed and must spend eternity haunting men. See why Giselle remains one of the most enduring masterpieces in ballet with this ethereal production reconceived by Artistic Director Adam Sklute.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd

Bolero & The Dream

Dynamic power and comedic timing are on full display in this triple bill

Beachy, buoyant, and boisterous, this triple bill features The Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton’s charming and hilarious Victorian retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ballet West will present work by renowned choreographer Justin Peck for the first time, marked by the company premiere of his California-inspired Paz de la Jolla. Finally, resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s acclaimed Bolero returns, with Ravel’s commanding score leading the charge.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd

Choreographic Fest

The intimate Rose Wagner Theater will once again host renowned international companies, including the Singapore Dance Theater, Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Ballet West for one week of explosive new works that will explore the future of ballet.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS