SALT LAKE CITY, UT— The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy, one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the United States, will relocate and expand the Peggy Bergmann Park City Campus in Summit County, Utah. The Academy operates three more campuses located at Thanksgiving Point, Trolley Corners, and the main campus in downtown Salt Lake City.
This new facility at 2700 Rasmussen Road will feature four studios: two dedicated to ballet and two designed for tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop dance styles. The Academy is also excited to introduce a new class, exclusive to the Peggy Bergmann Park City Campus – musical theater training. Located two miles north from the current facility, this new campus, in a serene mountain environment will provide comprehensive dance and theater training and the highest level of instruction by renowned professional faculty.
Artistic Director Adam Sklute said, “For nearly 60 years, Ballet West has had a deep commitment to ballet education, guided by the legacy of our founder, Mr. Willam Christensen. In 2016, the Company expanded into the Wasatch back, and today’s announcement further extends our commitment to world-class dance instruction in that community.”
About Ballet West
Ballet West, the premier ballet company of the Intermountain West, has earned international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963. For more than 50 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in its home state and worldwide by presenting great classical ballets, historical masterpieces and new cutting-edge creations with only the highest artistic and professional standards. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through its four Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy training venues – the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre; the Peggy Bergmann Ballet West Academy Park City; the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point; and at Trolley Corners in Salt Lake City. Ballet West also offers outstanding education and outreach programs each year to hundreds of thousands of children and adults around the state of Utah.