Ballet West ended its February run of Swan Lake with sold out performances for nearly all ten shows. With 16,348 attendees, it was the Company’s largest audience attendance in more than 40 years. Ballet West’s Swan Lake is now the highest non-Nutcracker production in company history, surpassing the record-attendance of Dracula last fall.

As one of the top 10 ballet companies in the country, Ballet West has earned an international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963.

“Long noted as one of Utah’s cultural treasures, Ballet West has become one of America’s most highly regarded ballet companies,” said Ballet West Executive Director Michael Scolamiero. “With artistry that rivals that of other national and international companies, Ballet West’s role is that of a cultural ambassador, bringing programs by leading choreographers to audiences worldwide.”

The company’s 60th celebration continues with Love and War, a powerful triple-bill of groundbreaking and astonishing works. Performances run from April 12 – 20 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Tickets start at just $30. Visit for ticket information. The Family Classics Series also returns with Beauty and the Beast on March 29 – 30, with the 7pm performance on March 30 presented exclusively with Spanish narration.


BALLET WEST, one of America’s leading ballet companies, under the artistic direction of Adam Sklute, has earned an international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963. For 60 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in Utah and worldwide by presenting great classical ballets, historical masterpieces, including America’s first and longest-running version of The Nutcracker,  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 over 100,000 children and adults throughout Utah and the Intermountain Region every year. The 23/24 Season is generously sponsored by Salt Lake Zoo, Arts & Parks, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Intermountain Health.