The Ballet Department at the University of Utah has a history of excellence dating from 1951. In this groundbreaking year, Willam F. Christensen — noted dancer, teacher, and founder of the San Francisco Ballet Company — returned to his native Utah and founded one of the first ballet programs in an American university. As faculty was developed and the curriculum grew, the excellence of this program served as the foundation for other university ballet programs across the nation. Faculty and graduates of the University of Utah’s Ballet Department were fundamental in the formation and growth of Ballet West, Utah’s major professional ballet company. [Read more]
Each academic year the Ballet Department has several magnificent performances, including Utah Ballet, Ballet Showcase, Jazz Concert, Ballet Senior Show etc.
The following video is created for the upcoming Ballet Showcase "Fearless" - fifteen Department of Ballet student choreographers throw caution to the wind. [December 3rd, Thursday @ 5:30pm | December 4th, Friday @ 7:30pm | December 5th, Saturday @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm | Location: Marriott Center for Dance. Get your tickets here.]
For more information about the Ballet Department, please visit the website.