SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Ballet West for Children will be presenting to schools in several cities in northern and central Utah from Jan. 9 – 20. Note: these are private performances for students only; however, media is invited to cover the event.

The Ballet West for Children program is designed to introduce students and faculty to the art of ballet and is presented by Ballet West II. The small touring group travels throughout the state and performs free of charge to students and faculty at each Utah public elementary school every five to six years. This rotation allows all elementary school children in Utah to experience at least one Ballet West presentation during his or her grade school years.

“We particularly enjoy bringing our programs to schools outside of the Wasatch front,” said Ballet West Director of Education & Community Outreach Peter Christie. “It’s important to present our artform in their schools firsthand so they can experience live performance in their own backyard.”

In 1963 Ballet West began education programs for students and teachers of all ages. Each year, Ballet West Educational and Outreach programs serve more than 20 districts, 320 schools, and 100,000 students throughout the state. In addition, Ballet West serves numerous home schools and special needs groups.

Ballet West Educational and Outreach programs are supported by generous contributions from public minded corporations, individuals, foundations, government agencies, and by a broad base of community support.


Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m. – Wellington School, 250 W. 200 North, Wellington

Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. – Bruin Point School, 100 Viking Blvd, Sunnyside

Jan. 10 at 8:30 a.m. – Sally Mauro School, 20 – 2nd Ave., Helper

Jan. 10 at 1:30 p.m. – Pinnacle Canyon Academy, Price

Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. – Huntington School, 90 E. 100 N. Huntington

Jan. 11 at 10:45 a.m. – Cottonwood School, 55 E. 200 South, Orangeville

Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. – Ashman School, 70 N. 200 W., Richfield

Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. – Monroe School, 40 W. Center St., Monroe

Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. – Backman School, 601 N. 1500 W., Salt Lake City

Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. – Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning, 1051 W. 2700 S., Perry

Jan. 18 at 9:30 a.m. – Morgan Elementary, 1065 Thornfield Road., Kaysville

Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. – South Kearns Elementary, 4430 W. 5570 S., Kearns

Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. – Riverton Elementary, 13150 S. 1830 W., Riverton

Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. – Overlake Elementary, 2052 N. 170 W., Tooele

Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. – North Star Elementary, 1545 N. Morton Dr., Salt Lake City

Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Orem Elementary, 450 W. 400 S., Orem

Peter Christie, Director of Education & Community Outreach | 801-869-6911

Dana Rimington, Senior Manager of Communications and Publications | 801-869-6918


BALLET WEST, one of America’s leading and largest ballet companies, led by Artistic Director Adam Sklute, has earned an 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 Utah 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 the Frederick Q. Lawson Ballet West Academy and its four campuses and more than 1,000 students. Ballet West also operates one of the largest outreach and education programs in the country which reaches hundreds of thousands of children and adults throughout Utah and the Intermountain Region every year. The 22/23 Season is generously sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and Salt Lake Zoo, Arts & Parks, and Intermountain Health Care.