Best-Selling Non-Nutcracker in Company History

Ballet West’s 60th anniversary season kicked off with nearly 13,000 attendees during Dracula, its first production of the season. The record-breaking sales is a company high for non-Nutcracker performances.

Utahns are clearly loving ballet. As one of the top 10 ballet companies in the country, Ballet West has grown its subscriber base by 15% in the last year, contributing to three years in a row of subscriber-base growth by at least 10%.

“Long noted as one of Utah’s cultural treasures, Ballet West has become one of America’s most highly regarded ballet companies. 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,” said Ballet West Executive Director Michael Scolamiero.

The 60th celebration continues with Firebird, a performance of three ballets sharing the scope and vison of founder Willam Christensen. Performances will run from Nov. 3 – 11 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Tickets start at just $30. Visit for ticket information.

About Ballet West

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.