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The Daily Utah Chronicle

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The Daily Utah Chronicle

Beckanne Sisk and Chase OConnell as Romeo and Juliet in Ballet Wests Production of Romeo and Juliet

Ballet West’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a Painting Brought to Life

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer February 15, 2022

  William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a play that is rather easy to be cynical about. Even before modern times, its story of teenage love at first sight, misunderstandings and suicide...

Ballet West’s Nutcracker, in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Getting Into the Spirit of the Season With Ballet West’s ‘The Nutcracker’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 10, 2021

You may have seen a "The Nutcracker" before. It may be a yearly holiday tradition. At the very least, you can recognize "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" when you hear it. Ballet West's latest production...

Ballet West first soloist Kaitlyn Addison for In the Balance. (Courtesy Ballet West)

Ballet West Explores Dance in the Pandemic through Docuseries ‘In the Balance’

By India Bown, Arts Writer July 12, 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic brought on terrifying unknowns for everyone, but many artists found themselves possibly losing their livelihoods in the shift towards isolation. Series of shutdowns...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

Artist of the Week: Jessica Liu

By Hannah Keating , Arts Editor October 15, 2019

  Jessica Liu didn’t always know she was going to be a dancer. Naturally, it fell in the procession of fantastic dream jobs she had as a child — ballerina simply had, as she described, “its...

courtesy Joshua Black.

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer April 14, 2019

  Through an interwoven evening of dancing, movement and pure theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company waltzed through the world premiere of “Silent Dancer,” a new work by Kathleen Cahill. It is the...

Principal Artists Beckanne Sisk and Chase OConnell. (Photo by Beau Pears | Courtesy of Ballet West)

You’re Not Too Unsophisticated for Ballet West’s Production of “Onegin”

By Alison Myers, Arts Writer April 8, 2019

  For those of you who have challenged your friend to a duel, married a prince or at the very least experienced unrequited love, “Onegin” is the show for you. Ballet West presents this celebrated...

courtesy Ballet West.

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites February 9, 2019

  Ballet West kicks off 2019 with what might just be the most world-renowned classical ballet: “Swan Lake.” Artistic Director Adam Sklute’s rendition, which he originally set in 2010, features...

(Courtesy of Ballet West)

Events Calendar February 2019

By Madge Slack and Josh Petersen February 7, 2019

  Jackie Chan: Green Hero The Leonardo Jan. 26 - April 28 Jackie Chan unveiled his new environmental exhibit at The Leonardo: Museum of Creativity and Innovation featuring a series of original...

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet Wests The Nutcracker

Get Ready for the Holidays with Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”

By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor December 10, 2018

  Is it really Christmas without “The Nutcracker?” After all, it’s one of the biggest staples of the holiday season. From the music to the story, “The Nutcracker” is a classic that always...

courtesy Ballet West

Ballet West’s “Jewels:” Previewing Balanchine’s Evocative Masterpiece

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor October 28, 2018

  When "Jewels" was first performed in 1967, "The New York Times" writer Clive Barnes described its debut saying, "It is open to doubt whether even George Balanchine has ever created a work in...