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CONTENTS

Sponsors 6 The Company

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Board of Directors 2017-2018

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From the Artistic Director

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From the Executive Director

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About Ballet West

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National Choreographic Festival May 17–19

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Casting 20 Richmond Ballet

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The Washington Ballet

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Natalie Weir

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National Choreographic Festival May 24–26

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Casting 27 Cincinnati Ballet

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Charlotte Ballet

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África Guzmán

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Foundation, Government, and Corporate Support

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Individual Donors

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In Memory and In Honor

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Encore Society

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Ballet West Staff

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House Rules

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SPONSORS the following donors are generously honoring Adam Sklute's 10th Anniversary with Ballet West

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performance sponsors STEPHANY ALEXANDER STEPHANIE AND TIM HARPST THE HUNTSMAN FOUNDATION KATHARINE LAMB PETER AND CATHIE MELDRUM

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Adam Sklute, Artistic Director The Willam Christensen Artistic Director Chair Sponsored by Peggy Bergmann

Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director The Elizabeth Solomon Executive Director Chair

principal artists

Emily Adams Adrian Fry Katherine Lawrence

Chase O’Connell Christopher Ruud Beckanne Sisk

Rex Tilton Arolyn Williams

Beau Pearson

Christopher Sellars

Tyler Gum Jenna Rae Herrera

Alexander MacFarlan

Trevor Naumann Gabrielle Salvatto

Jordan Veit Joshua Whitehead

Olivia Gusti Lucas Horns Emily Neale Amber Miller Kazlyn Nielsen Oliver Oguma

Jordan Richardson Joshua Shutkind Anisa Sinteral Ronald Tilton Kristina Weimer Elizabeth Weldon

Noel Jensen Janae Korte Joseph Lynch Jake Preece Ashleigh Richardson

Hannah Sterling Alexandra Terry Victoria Vassos

Pamela Robinson Harris Principal Ballet Mistress

Daniel B. Thompson Director of Production

Jared Oaks Acting Music Director

Jane Victorine Wood Ballet Mistress

David Heuvel Director of Costume Production

Bruce Caldwell Ballet Master / Archivist

Kimberly Klearman Production Manager

Calvin Kitten Director of Ballet West II & Assistant Ballet Master

Cristin Carlin Assistant to the Artistic Director

Michael McCulloch Production Stage Manager

first soloists

Allison DeBona Sayaka Ohtaki soloists

Katlyn Addison Katie Critchlow demi soloists

Lindsay Bond Chelsea Keefer artists

Paige Adams Dominic Ballard Kimberly Ballard Lillian Casscells Kyle Davis Hadriel Diniz ballet west ii

Stephanie Buesser Jordan DePina Cy Doherty Levi Durie David Huffmire artistic staff

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F ROM T H E A RT I S T IC DI R E CTOR Welcome to the second annual Ballet West National Choreographic Festival. This festival is designed to bring you new works from around the country, providing a robust flavor of all the different types of new choreography being presented nationally. When I arrived at Ballet West 10 years ago, I knew that the organization needed an ongoing outlet for new works. From this, our Innovations series was born. Its purpose was twofold – to give our Company dancers an opportunity to create and to present national and international choreographers. Given its success, I split Innovations into two parts. The first is our Works from Within series, which we performed in St. George, UT this past March, and which will continue to be a showcase for our Company dancers’ creations. The second is the Ballet West National Choreographic Festival, spread over two exciting weekends, in which we welcome guest companies from around the country to join us on stage. This year I wanted to focus the Festival on women in leadership roles in ballet. In my opinion it is ironic that, for an art form that celebrates and focuses so much on women, they are not as well represented as directors, choreographers, and leaders in the field. My very first new commission for Ballet West was by a female choreographer – Susan Shields – and since then, in ten years, Ballet West has produced sixteen new and existing works by women. This is an exciting number, but I feel this is off balance when you consider that during my tenure we have presented 52 new commissions by 27 different choreographers. So, two years ago, before many great movements began to highlight inequality between the sexes, I felt strongly that there was a need to promote the strength of female leadership in the ballet world. For this year’s Festival, all the companies we have invited are directed by women and all the works on both programs have been choreographed by women. Program A (May 17-19) introduces to Utah audiences Richmond Ballet under the directorship of Stoner Winslett. Stoner is the longest running woman Artistic Director in America, who has built, since 1980 a vibrant, unique, and eclectic company. She brings a new work by up-and-coming choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. Also joining us is The Washington Ballet, under the direction of Julie Kent, presenting rising star choreographer Gemma Bond. Julie was one of America’s leading ballerinas, one whose performances I admired for many years. She is in her second year of directing and her vision has quickly and elegantly moved The Washington Ballet forward. Finally, on that program, Ballet West produces Natalie Weir’s Jabula. Natalie is a brilliant, internationally renowned choreographer who is rarely presented in the US. Natalie runs her own company in Australia and she has generously re-worked her stunning Jabula exclusively for Ballet West.

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With Program B (May 24-26), we bring Cincinnati Ballet, directed for 20 years by Victoria Morgan. Victoria is a Utah native, a product of Willam Christensen, and a former principal dancer of both Ballet West and San Francisco Ballet. She brings a new work by Cincinnati Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jennifer Archibald. Hope Muir has been the Artistic Director of the Charlotte Ballet since July 2017. In that time, Hope has put Charlotte Ballet on the map. They will present a new work by Robyn Mineko Williams. For this program, I have chosen to present the world premiere of Spanish choreographer África Guzmán’s Sweet and Bitter, which had its work-in-progress premiere this past fall at New York’s Joyce Theater. What is exciting to me is that the women on both programs represent a cross current of both established and new leadership and each of them, plus all the choreographers, display a unique vision for ballet and dance. I am grateful that all these busy and talented directors agreed to join us for the Ballet West National Choreographic Festival 2018. I am excited to announce that next season, the Festival becomes the World Choreographic Festival, with international companies performing alongside Ballet West. Additionally, there are plans to expand and incorporate other activities, such as fringe festivals of modern dance, film, and student activities from around the valley. Ultimately, I would love this festival to grow and attract audiences from around the world as well. I hope that one day, the Ballet West World Choreographic Festival can become for dance what Sundance Film Festival has for film, growing Utah’s reputation as a hub for art of all kinds. As always, thank you for your on-going patronage and support.

Adam Sklute Artistic Director

Since 2007, Adam Sklute has expanded Ballet West’s outlook, repertoire, and visibility with exciting Company premieres, increased touring, heightened public exposure, and greater focus on the Ballet West Academy. He began his career with The Joffrey Ballet, rising through the ranks from dancer to Associate Director. His stewardship of Ballet West has been marked by both financial growth and elevated artistry, and was the subject of The CW Network’s docu-drama, Breaking Pointe, which aired for two seasons. From September 2016 to October 2017, Sklute took on the dual position of CEO and Artistic Director overseeing both administrative and artistic operations of Ballet West. An internationally sought after teacher and adjudicator, Sklute has received numerous awards, including Utah’s Enlightened 50 (2014), The Bronze Minuteman Award for Outstanding Service to Utah and The Nation (2015), and most recently Utah Diversity Connection’s Business Award for outstanding commitment to diversity initiatives.

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F ROM TH E E X ECU TI V E DIR ECTOR Welcome to the National Choreographic Festival, the first festival of its kind presented by a major American ballet company. The focus of this year’s festival is women and we are delighted to introduce you to four guest companies directed by women performing works created by women. Presenting a festival comprised entirely of guest companies led by women is surprisingly not as easy as one might think. As with many industries and professions, dance has strides to make in the area of gender equality. I congratulate Adam and our staff for assembling these renowned companies over two weekends. Ballet West is one of the oldest ballet companies in America. Our decades of history include a legacy of innovation—beginning with our founder, Mr. Willam Christensen. Upon his death in 2001, at the age of 99, the San Francisco Chronicle called him, “the grandfather of American ballet.” As a teen, he toured the United States with his brothers Lew and Harold, giving many Americans the very first glimpse of classical ballet. Later, Mr. C founded the first ballet company in the United States, the San Francisco Ballet, and choreographed the first full-length Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Coppélia in the country. In 2019, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Nutcracker, a ballet that now lives in the repertoire of every ballet company. Innovation, renewal, and discovery are at the core of Ballet West’s DNA, and we believe the best is yet to come. It was from this spirit of exploration that sprang the National Choreographic Festival. Audiences will see six new works, which will feed the future of this art form. A perfect example is Cincinnati Ballet’s Artistic Director Victoria Morgan bringing a new work from Jennifer Archibald. Morgan, who incidentally danced with Ballet West under Mr. C, recently named Archibald as Cincinnati’s Resident Choreographer. Archibald’s background is hip-hop—and until recently, she had never choreographed en pointe. However, her first works for the company have received accolades from both critics and patrons alike. I’m excited to see every work at the National Choreographic Festival, but I also must reflect on Ballet West’s 54th Season, which has been marked by a series of successes: a sold-out engagement at The Joyce Theater, the world premiere of Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana, a thorough re-imagination of The Nutcracker’s sets and costumes, the grand spectacle of Cinderella, and a stunning triple bill, The Shakespeare Suite. The diversity of styles, the flawless technique, and a universal devotion to quality productions from everyone at Ballet West are what position this company among the nation’s most highly regarded companies. At Ballet West, the best is always yet to come. Warm Regards,

Michael Scolamiero Executive Director Michael Scolamiero recently joined Ballet West after an extensive international search led by Michael Kaiser, President Emeritus of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Scolamiero previously served as Executive Director of Miami City Ballet for three years, during which time the organization achieved a significant reduction in debt, as well as robust growth in ticket revenue, contributions, and touring income. Prior to Miami City Ballet, Mr. Scolamiero was Pennsylvania Ballet’s Executive Director for 17 years, the longest tenure in the Company’s history and among the longest of any leader of a major ballet company. During his tenure, Mr. Scolamiero led the organization’s first capital campaign that raised $11.9 million (against a $10 million goal) to build an endowment and fund repertoire expansion. At Ballet West, Mr. Scolamiero is set to implement a newly completed strategic plan and excited to guide a growing and robust Company.

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C E L E B R A T I N G

60YEARS A S U TA H ’ S S T O R Y T E L L E R


ABOUT BALLET WEST From Balanchine to Bournonville, and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists, and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive, and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over, presenting the very best in American classical ballet. Ballet West was established in Salt Lake City in 1963. Willam F. Christensen was the company’s first artistic director, co-founding the company together with Utah’s “First Lady of the Arts,” Glenn William Christensen, Founder of Ballet West Walker Wallace. In 1951, Christensen had established the first ballet department in an American university at The University of Utah, and with the tireless assistance of Mrs. Enid Cosgriff, this program grew into the Utah Civic Ballet, Ballet West’s first incarnation. But this was not the first ballet company Willam Christensen’s founded. Along with his brothers, Lew and Harold, Christensen made history by establishing the oldest ballet company in the western United States, the San Francisco Ballet. There he went on to create the first full-length American productions of Coppélia, Swan Lake, and his evergreen production of The Nutcracker, which remains in Ballet West’s repertoire to this day. With 40 company members, 13 second company members, and a thriving academy that trains dancers of all ages, many of whom have gone on to professional careers with Ballet West and companies around the world, Ballet West ranks among the top professional ballet companies in America. Since its inception, the Company has had five artistic directors – its founder Willam Christensen, Bruce Marks, John Hart, Jonas Kåge, and currently Adam Sklute, each of whom has helped to build Ballet West’s unique and expansive profile. For more than 50 years, Willam Christensen and Ballet West have developed and influenced innumerable great artists in the ballet world. Some notable figures include Bart Cook, Finis Jhung, Jay Jolley, Victoria Morgan, Tomm Ruud, Michael Smuin, Richard Tanner, and Kent Stowell. With an eclectic and ever expanding outlook, Ballet West is truly an American pioneer in the world of dance.

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PRESENTS

NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL

MAY 17-19

AKWARIUM

CHOREOGRAPHY: KATARZYNA SKARPETOWSKA MUSIC: J.S. BACH AND ROBERT HENKE -INTERMISSION-

MYRIAD

CHOREOGRAPHY: GEMMA BOND MUSIC: HENRY PURCELL -INTERMISSION-

JABULA

CHOREOGRAPHY: NATALIE WEIR MUSIC: HANS ZIMMER

ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER JEANNE WAGNER THEATRE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

THIS PERFORMANCE LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR AND 35 MINUTES WITH TWO INTERMISSIONS.

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MAY 17–19 CASTING

AKWARIUM CHOREOGRAPHY: KATARZYNA SKARPETOWSKA MUSIC: J.S. BACH AND ROBERT HENKE* COSTUME DESIGN: FRITZ MASTEN LIGHTING AND SCENERY DESIGN: MK STEWART CAST FOR MAY 17–19 LAUREN ARCHER (MAY 19 MAT ABI GOLDSTEIN), CODY BEATON, ELENA BELLO (MAY 19 MAT ERI NISHIHARA), MARTY DAVIS, TREVOR DAVIS, MATTHEW FRAIN, SABRINA HOLLAND, ANTHONY OATES, MELISSA ROBINSON, FERNANDO SABINO, MAGGIE SMALL, MATE SZENTES *"first_contact" and "shift_register" from the album Atom/Document, performed by Robert Henke. Courtesy of Imbalance Computer Music. By arrangement, with Visions from the Roof. "Allemande" from French Suite No. 5, BWV 816, from the album Razor Blades, Little Pills, Big Pianos, Performed by James Rhodes. Used with permission. WORLD PREMIERE: May 8, 2018, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre, Richmond, VA UTAH PREMIERE: May 17, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION

Cody Beaton and Trevor Davis of Richmond Ballet. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson.

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MAY 17–19 CASTING

MYRIAD CHOREOGRAPHY: GEMMA BOND MUSIC: HENRY PURCELL* DRAMATURGE: JEREMY E. STEINKE COSTUME DESIGN: GEMMA BOND LIGHTING DESIGN: ROBERT L. FABRIZIO CAST FOR MAY 17–19 FRANCESCA DUGARTE, SONA KHARATIAN, STEPHANIE SOROTA, SARAH STEELE BRITTANY STONE, VENUS VILLA, COREY LANDOLT/BROOKLYN MACK *The music for this ballet is composed of three selections from Ten Sonatas in Four Parts, and four songs including Oh the Sweet Delights of Love; Lost is Quiet Forever; My Dearest, My Fairest; and When I am Laid In Earth. WORLD PREMIERE: March 14, 2018, The Washington Ballet, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, D.C. UTAH PREMIERE: May 17, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION

The Washington Ballet dancers Maki Onuki and Brooklyn Mack in Gemma Bond’s MYRIAD. Photo by media4artists Theo Kossenas.

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MAY 17–19 CASTING

JABULA CHOREOGRAPHY: NATALIE WEIR REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: ELIZABETH VILMANIS MUSIC: HANS ZIMMER* COSTUME DESIGN: NATALIE WEIR ORIGINAL LIGHTING DESIGN: DAVID WITWORTH LIGHTING RECONSTRUCTION: JIM FRENCH Jabula was originally a female solo, commissioned for a gala by the Queensland Ballet in Australia. In 1994, I expanded it to a complete ballet for the same company, and I have modified it for companies and schools around the world. For Ballet West I have made several alterations to hand craft the work for the individuality of the dancers, as well as reworking the central pas de deux to be en pointe. The work celebrates the individuality of the dancers, and the power of both the masculine and feminine. It has no story, but it has a strong sense of drama, the male and female dancers almost challenging each other. Jabula is a Zulu word meaning joy. - Natalie Weir

CAST FOR MAY 17 AND MAY 19 EVE DOMINIC BALLARD, KATIE CRITCHLOW, JENNA RAE HERRERA, LUCAS HORNS, CHELSEA KEEFER, KATHERINE LAWRENCE, ALEXANDER MACFARLAN, EMILY NEALE, CHASE O’CONNELL, OLIVER OGUMA, GABRIELLE SALVATTO, CHRISTOPHER SELLARS, BECKANNE SISK, REX TILTON, JOSHUA WHITEHEAD, AROLYN WILLIAMS CAST FOR MAY 18 AND MAY 19 MAT KATLYN ADDISON, KATIE CRITCHLOW, ADRIAN FRY, TYLER GUM, OLIVIA GUSTI, KAZLYN NIELSEN, TREVOR NAUMANN, SAYAKA OHTAKI, CHRISTOPHER SELLARS, JOSHUA SHUTKIND, RONALD TILTON, JORDAN VEIT, KRISTINA WEIMER, ELIZABETH WELDON, JOSHUA WHITEHEAD, AROLYN WILLIAMS * Music from the motion picture The Power of One. Composed by Hans Zimmer. Arranged and produced by Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, and Jay Rifkin. Orchestrated by Bruce Fowler. ©Elektra Entertainment WORLD PREMIERE: 1993, Queensland Ballet, Queensland, Australia UTAH PREMIERE: May 17, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT

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RICHMOND BALLET

About Richmond Ballet STONER WINSLETT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since its early days as a civic company in the 1950s until its emergence as a professional company in 1984, Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, has flourished as a home for the past, present, and future of dance. In addition to the professional company, the organization is proud to celebrate the strength of the School of Richmond Ballet, now in its 43rd year, and outreach programs, including the acclaimed 23-year-old Minds In Motion. The strong connection between training and performance at Richmond Ballet has resulted in two-thirds of Richmond Ballet’s professional dancers rising through the ranks from the School of Richmond Ballet or Richmond Ballet II to the professional company. That foundation, combined with a repertory that is based on 19th- and 20th-century masterpieces, as well as more than 75 new ballets by contemporary choreographers, gives Richmond Ballet the versatility, dynamic energy, and intense emotion for which it is known. Under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Stoner Winslett, Richmond Ballet continues to further its mission to uplift and awaken the human spirit.

Katarzyna Skarpetowska CHOREOGRAPHER, AKWARIUM

Katarzyna Skarpetowska is a native of Warsaw, Poland. She is an alumna of the NYC High School of Performing Arts and received a BFA from The Juilliard School in 1999 under Artistic Director Benjamin Harkarvy. In 1992, she performed on Broadway in Metro, directed by Janusz Jozefowicz. Skarpetowska was a member of Parsons Dance (1999-2006), where she performed lead roles in the company’s repertory, including the iconic Caught. While a member of The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (2007-2014), she performed at many reputable venues such as New York’s City Center, The Kennedy Center, and The Bolshoi Theater and was a guest artist with The Battleworks Dance Company and Buglisi Dance Theater. She has worked as a répétiteur and assistant choreographer to Lar Lubovitch, David Parsons, and Robert Battle, and her choreography has been performed by Richmond Ballet, Ailey II, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Parsons Dance, Buglisi Dance Theater, Houston METdance, Hubbard Street 2, and Bruce Wood Dance Project, among others. Skarpetowska was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2016 and was nominated for a NY Dance and Performance Award, The Bessie​, in the emerging choreographer category in 2017.

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET

About The Washington Ballet JULIE KENT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Washington Ballet (TWB) was founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. Artistic Director Julie Kent’s long-term vision is to elevate the prominence of the company as world-class ballet company in the nation’s capital by concurrently expanding the size of the company while broadening its repertoire. She has introduced into the repertoire seminal works by George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and Alexei Ratmansky while embracing the work of emerging choreographers including Justin Peck, Clifton Brown, Gemma Bond, and Ethan Stiefel, among others. Her commitment to the development of both the dancer and the art form is fulfilled through presentation of beloved classic 19th-century ballets and landmark 20th-century works while reaffirming a commitment to commissioned works that will contribute to the evolution of ballet and its relevance in our times. TWB’s three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its school, professional training programs, and Studio Company; and serving the community in which it resides through community engagement programs will continue to propel TWB to a more prominent place within the nation’s capital and beyond.

Gemma Bond CHOREOGRAPHER, MYRIAD

Gemma Bond was born in Bedfordshire, England and began her ballet training with Sylvia Bebbs. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet rising to the rank of First Artist. Since joining American Ballet Theatre in 2008, Bond has danced works ranging from Ashton to Balanchine, Morris to Tharp, and created featured roles in works by Alexei Ratmansky and Liam Scarlett, among others. Bond got her first taste of choreography at age 13 when she competed in the Royal Ballet’s Sir Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition. From 2010 to the present, she has created three new ballets for ABT’s Choreographic Institute as well as works for Atlanta Ballet, New York Theater Ballet, Intermezzo Ballet Company, The Hartt School, The Joyce Theater, Ballet Sun Valley, and The Washington Ballet. Her choreography has been performed at the prestigious Erik Bruhn Competition, the Youth America Grand Prix Gala, the 92nd Street Y, The Joyce, Jacob’s Pillow, and she has worked on commercial projects with 1stAveMachine. In 2014, she was awarded the fellowship grant from the New York Choreographic Institute (an affiliate of New York City Ballet) and she has also received grants from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Ms. Bond is a 2017-2018 New York City Center Choreography Fellow, the recipient of a 2017 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, and the 2017 Clive Barnes Dance Award Winner. This coming August she will serve as an Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts, NYU.

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BALLET WEST

Natalie Weir CHOREOGRAPHER, JABULA

Australian choreographer Natalie Weir is known internationally for her highly physical partner work, her organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity. She has created over 170 professional works in her 30 year career, including major new works for world-class companies such as The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Houston Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Natalie was resident choreographer for The Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet and was appointed Expressions Dance Company’s Artistic Director in 2009, fulfilling her dream to build an ensemble of dancers and contribute to the future of Australian dance. Natalie has also been the recipient of both an Australia Council Fellowship and the Lord Mayor’s Fellowship. Her signature works with Expressions Dance Company have earned 10 Helpmann Award and Australian Dance Award nominations. Her Expressions Dance Company signature productions are where the heart is, R&J, When Time Stops, The Red Shoes, 7 Deadly Sins and Behind Closed Doors.

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NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL

MAY 24-26 MYOHO

CHOREOGRAPHY: JENNIFER ARCHIBALD MUSIC: NICO MUHLY, ROBERT HONSTEIN, DAVID LANG -INTERMISSION-

TO CLEAR

CHOREOGRAPHY: ROBYN MINEKO WILLIAMS MUSIC: ROBERT F. HAYNES AND TONY LAZZARA -INTERMISSION-

SWEET AND BITTER

CHOREOGRAPHY: ÁFRICA GUZMÁN MUSIC: EZIO BOSSO, THE LONDON CELLOS, TURIN STRING QUARTET

ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER JEANNE WAGNER THEATRE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH THIS PERFORMANCE LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR AND 35 MINUTES WITH TWO INTERMISSIONS.

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MAY 24–26 CASTING

MYOHO CHOREOGRAPHY: JENNIFER ARCHIBALD MUSIC: NICO MUHLY, ROBERT HONSTEIN, DAVID LANG* COSTUME DESIGN: JENNIFER ARCHIBALD LIGHTING DESIGN: BRANDON STIRLING BAKER CAST FOR MAY 24–26 CERVILIO MIGUEL AMADOR, TAYLOR CARRASCO, JAMES CUNNINGHAM, MELISSA GELFIN, MATTHEW GRIFFIN, SAMANTHA GRIFFIN, MICHAEL MENGDEN, CHRISTINA LAFORGIA MORSE, SIRUI LIU, CHISAKO OGA (CHRISTIAN GRIGGS-DRANE, BELLA URETA) *Doublespeak (2012) by Nico Muhly, Pulse and Conduit (2015) by Robert Honstein, and Learn to Fly (2008) by David Lang. Pulse is part of Hand Eye, commissioned by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and by Carnegie Hall. Double Speak was written for Eighth Blackbird for the Music Now! festival in Cincinnati, in honor of Philip Glass’s 75th birthday. www.eighthblackbird.com WORLD PREMIERE: April 26, 2018, Cincinnati Ballet, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH UTAH PREMIERE: May 24, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT 20 MINUTE INTERMISSION

Cincinnati Ballet dancers Melissa Gelfin, Samantha Griffin, Sirui Liu, Christina LaForgia Morse, and Chisako Oga. Photo by Peter Mueller.

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MAY 24–26 CASTING

TO CLEAR CHOREOGRAPHY: ROBYN MINEKO WILLIAMS ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED SCORE: ROBERT F. HAYNES AND TONY LAZZARA COSTUME DESIGN: AIMEE J. COLEMAN LIGHTING DESIGN: BURKE BROWN CAST FOR MAY 24–26 CHELSEA DUMAS COLBY FOSS ALESSANDRA BALL JAMES PETER MAZUROWSKI MAURICE MOUZON JR. AMELIA STURT-DILLEY ANSON ZWINGELBERG

WORLD PREMIERE: January 26, 2018, Charlotte Ballet, The Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, Charlotte, NC UTAH PREMIERE: May 24, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION

Charlotte Ballet dancers Amelia Sturt-Dilley, Chelsea Dumas, Alessandra Ball James, and Maurice Mouzon Jr. in To Clear choreographed by Robyn Mineko Williams. Photo by Jeff Cravotta.

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MAY 24–26 CASTING

SWEET AND BITTER CHOREOGRAPHY: ÁFRICA GUZMÁN MUSIC: EZIO BOSSO, THE LONDON CELLOS, TURIN STRING QUARTET* COSTUME DESIGN: DAVID HEUVEL LIGHTING DESIGN: JIM FRENCH

Starting from music as my main source of inspiration, in Ezio Bosso’s score I was able to find the strength and sensitivity that I wanted to develop in Sweet and Bitter, transforming the most classic lines and playing with the limits of gravity. - África Guzmán

CAST FOR MAY 24 AND MAY 26 EVE ALLISON DEBONA CHASE O’CONNELL KATHERINE LAWRENCE, KATLYN ADDISON, CHELSEA KEEFER HADRIEL DINIZ, ALEXANDER MACFARLAN, JORDAN VEIT

CAST FOR MAY 25 AND MAY 26 MAT EMILY ADAMS REX TILTON JENNA RAE HERRERA, GABRIELLE SALVATTO, KATIE CRITCHLOW JOSHUA SHUTKIND, OLIVER OGUMA, KYLE DAVIS

*Composed & Conducted by Ezio Bosso. Performed by Ezio Bosso, The London Cellos, and the Turin String Quartet. ©Sony Italy WORLD PREMIERE: May 24, 2018, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT

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C I N C I N NAT I B A L L E T About Cincinnati Ballet VICTORIA MORGAN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a highcaliber academy, and impactful education and outreach in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance.

Jennifer Archibald CHOREOGRAPHER, MYOHO

Jennifer Archibald is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arch Dance Company and Program Director of ArchCore40 Dance Intensives. She is a graduate of The Alvin Ailey School and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory, where she studied the Meisner Technique. Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet II, Ballet Nashville; and has worked commercially for NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. She was recently appointed as the first female Resident Choreographer in Cincinnati Ballet’s 40-year history. New work will be created for Cincinnati Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Ballet Nashville, and Stockholm's Balletakademien next season. Archibald’s works have been performed at venues including New York’s City Center, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside|Out Stage, and Central Park’s Summerstage Mainstage. Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is a Choreographic Winnings recipient by the Joffrey Ballet. She also choreographed Seven, a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, commissioned by St. Louis-based MADCO Dance Co. Arch Dance Company’s Chasing Shadows was remounted for Dallas Black Dance Theater's 2018/19 season. Jennifer is currently an Acting Lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and was appointed as Guest Faculty Lecturer to develop the Hip Hop dance curriculum at Columbia/Barnard College. Jennifer is also a guest artist at several universities, including Purchase College, Princeton, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Florida, Columbia College Chicago, and Bates College. In 2018, she premiered new works for Miami's New World School of the Arts, South Carolina’s Governor’s School of the Arts, Ailey Fordham, Boston Conservatory, and Point Park.

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CHARLOTTE BALLET About Charlotte Ballet HOPE MUIR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Led by Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from cuttingedge contemporary works to classical favorites. The company of 28 professional dancers, hailing from all over the world, annually present five performance series in Charlotte. With an international roster of choreographers, Charlotte Ballet is focused on bringing new works to Charlotte and the rest of the world.

Robyn Mineko Williams CHOREOGRAPHER, TO CLEAR

Robyn Mineko Williams danced for River North Dance Chicago and was a member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for twelve seasons, during which she performed choreography by numerous renowned artists including Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, and Johan Inger, and originated roles in new works by Jorma Elo, Sharon Eyal, Twyla Tharp, and Lar Lubovitch, among others. She has created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Visceral Dance Chicago, and presented at The Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, and other venues. She was one of 2014 Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” and is a three-time Princess Grace Foundation–USA award winner. In 2016, Williams was selected as one of NewCity’s Players: 50 People Who Really Perform for Chicago and Best Choreographer in Chicago Magazine’s Best of Issue.

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BALLET WEST África Guzmán CHOREOGRAPHER, SWEET AND BITTER

África Guzmán was born in Madrid, Spain. She began her training with her mother at her ballet school and continued at the Escuela del Ballet Nacional de España. In 1988, she joined Compañía Nacional de Danza directed by Maya Plisetskaya where she was soon promoted to Principal Dancer under the artistic direction of Nacho Duato. África also danced with the Netherlands Dans Theater for a few years before returning to CND. África’s artistic career includes working with numerous choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Hans Van Manen, Jorma Elo, Johan Inger, and many more. Her talents have led her to dance in over 30 countries, as well as perform for film and television. In 2000, África presented her first choreographed work in Madrid for the Choreographic Workshop of Compañía Nacional de Danza. Her choreographed works have led her to create pieces for the Alvin Ailey School and Joffrey Ballet School in New York, and the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Carmen Amaya and Ballet Joven África Guzmán in Madrid. África played an integral role in a multitude of Nacho Duato’s works and now stages his ballets for companies all around the globe. África is the Artistic Director of Escuela de Ballet África Guzmán, and as a guest teacher has been invited to The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Ballet Nacional SODRE in Montevideo under the direction of Julio Bocca, the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre in Portland, the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, the Oklahoma City Ballet in Oklahoma, the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and the A&A Ballet in Chicago. Recently, she was invited to take part as a teacher and choreographer for the reality show FAME, which is broadcast live on the television network #Cero of Movistar. Her classes are having a great impact on the audience, being the most viewed on both the live broadcast and YouTube.

M E D I C A L P RO V I D E R S We are thankful for all the medical professionals who are committed to helping our dancers perform their best and stay injury-free.

Salt Lake Regional Medical Providers Dr. Jeremy Wimmer Dr. Andrew Cooper Kevin Semans, ATC

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F O U N D A T I O N , G O V E R N M E N T, A N D C O R P O R AT E S U P P O RT $100,000 and above Ancestry George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Huntsman Foundation

Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation Meldrum Foundation Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks

Utah State Board of Education Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools

David Kelby Johnson Memorial Foundation Emma Eccles Jones Foundation The Kahlert Foundation Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation Nuvestack*

OOCL* Rea Charitable Trust The Shubert Foundation Sorenson Legacy Foundation Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Florence J. Gillmor Foundation Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation Jones Waldo* National Endowment for the Arts The New Yorker* O. C. Tanner Company Park City Community Foundation: The Solomon Fund

S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Salt Lake Power Yoga* Simmons Family Foundation Summit County Cultural RAP Tax Wells Fargo Dr. Jeremy Wimmer with Elite Chiropractic Center* Anonymous

Goldman Sachs In The Event* Gaye Marrash Arts Foundation - a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Promontory Foundation

Ruth’s Chris Steak House* Union Pacific Foundation Workers Compensation Fund

Salt Lake City Arts Council Semnani Family Foundation Silver Summit Event Design* Snow, Christensen & Martineau Foundation Allen Tran, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team* U.S. Bank Foundation

Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce* Kawika Ventura-Smith - Living Through Movement* The Williams Companies Foundation

$25,000 -$99,999 B. W. Bastian Foundation Comcast* Dominion Energy Marriner S. Eccles Foundation Elevé Dancewear*

$10,000 - $24,999 Artisan Bloom* Beaver Creek Foundation BMW of Murray R. Harold Burton Foundation Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation Discovery Gateway* C. Comstock Clayton Foundation Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999 America First Credit Union Bambara Restaurant* Blue Iguana* JP Morgan Chase Henry W. and Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation

$1,000 - $4,999 3M Health Information Systems A&Z Produce Company* Beesley Family Foundation Mallory Berge Acupuncture* Caitland Photography Nicole Detling - HeadStrong Consulting* Industrial Supply* Merrick Bank

The above list includes corporate, foundation, and government support received between April 1, 2017 and April 23, 2018. * Indicates contribution made in-kind

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I N D I V I D UA L D O N O R S founder's circle We thank our Founder's Circle donors, each of whom has given significantly to the Company throughout its history, either through collective annual giving or extraordinary, one-time gifts. B. W. Bastian Foundation Peggy Bergmann Val A. Browning Foundation George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Marriner S. Eccles Foundation Huntsman Foundation

Barbara Barrington Jones Emma Eccles Jones Foundation Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation Meldrum Foundation John and Marcia Price Familiy Foundation Shari and David Quinney

S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation Rocky Mountain Power Beano Solomon James Lee Sorenson Family Foundation Wells Fargo

heritage club We thank our Heritage Club patrons for their annual support of Ballet West. mr. c and mrs. wallace Peggy Bergmann Judy Brady and Drew W. Browning John and Kristi Cumming Paul and Cheryl Huntsman

Barbara Barrington Jones Barbara Levy Kipper Peter and Cathie Meldrum

John and Marcia Price Family Foundation Shari and David Quinney Beano Solomon Krista and Jim Sorenson

Katharine W. Lamb Dan P. Miller John and Andrea Miller Jeanne Potucek Keith and Nancy Rattie Erin and Bryan Riggsbee Theodore Schmidt

Jonathan and Liz Slager Barbara L. Tanner The Varvel Family Charitable Fund Brad and Linda Walton Carole Wood and Darrell Hensleigh Julia S. Watkins

Erik and Uzo Erlingsson John and Ilauna Gurr Ron and Shelley Hansen Marc and Mary Carole Harrison Jennifer S. Horne Scott Huntsman Tina Jensen - Moreton and Company Jeanne M. Kimball James R. Kruse and Mary Jo Smith Cynthia Lampropoulos David and Naja Lockwood Hank and Diane Louis Paul and Melanie Lyon Jennifer and Gideon Malherbe Angela Martindale and Michael Snow

Rachèle McCarthey and Brock VandeKamp Thomas and Mary McCarthey Willis McCree and John Fromer Anthony and Jessica Mirabile Richard and Lois Peterson Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker Brian and Janae Powell Mark and Melanie Robbins Ellen and Chris Rossi Margaret P. Sargent Jonathan and Amanda Schmieder Teresa Silcox Adam Sklute and Christopher Renstrom John Sklute

principal and first soloist Vilija Avizonis and Greg McComas Convergence Planning DiFiore Family Sue J. Ellis Alan and Jeanne Hall Foundation Stephanie and Tim Harpst Cindy and Howard Hochhauser

soloist and demi-soloist Stephany Alexander Margaret Anderson Kim Strand and Mike Black Brown Family Foundation Carol Browning, Céline Browning, and Rete and Rikki Browning Judy and Larry Brownstein Alexis Carr Carol Carter Carol Christ Kay Christiansen Jim and Barbara Clark Meredith and Stephen Drechsel Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family Foundation

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I N D I V I D UA L D O N O R S

George H. Speciale Sue and Jack Stahl Jennifer Strachan and Tom Biersbach

Rick and Chris Veit Roy Vincent Sue and Walker Wallace

Susan Warshaw Marelynn and Edward Zipser Anonymous

Global Travel Network Ann and Rick Gold David and Sandylee Griswold Sandy Haughey David P. Heuvel and Johann Jacobs Connie C. Holbrook Mark and Wendi Holland Julie Hopkins Daniel Horns and Renee Zollinger Larry and Tina Howard Robert and Dixie Huefner David and Linda Irvine Gordon Irving Conrad and Anne Jenson Marilyn and Chester Johnson G. Frank and Pamela Joklik Howard A. and Lou Ann B. Jorgensen Adriane Herrick Juarez John S. Karls The Keefers Brenda Kees The Kohlburn/Lecointre Family Carol and Guy Kroesche Katherine Probert Labrum Katharine Lauer Roxanne Christensen and Tony Lazzara Bruce and Sheryl Lefavi David E. and Helane B. Leta Dustin Lipson Kathy Lynch Carrie and Doug Madsen Richard Mandahl and Franci Leary Dr. John and Colleen McCarter Nancy Melich and Lex Hemphill David and Colleen Merrill Jennifer Moldre Edward B. and Barbara C. Moreton Sheri P. and Ted Morgan Scott and JoAnn Narus

Anne Neeley Oren and Liz Nelson Karen Nichols Peggy A. Norton and Scott W. Hansen Chris and Courtney Opdyke Linda S. Pembroke Andrea Peterson Troy and Helena Piantes Jeanie Pollack Kyle and Brenda Powell Lee Quinney Suzanne and David Razor Barbara Snarr Reid The Rickman Family Benjamin and Jade Romney Mark and Linda Scholl Robert and Nancy Schumacker Katherine Scott Laura Scott and Rodney Mena Ben and Lael Selznick Aharon Shulimson and Julie Terry Braden and Heather Shupe Nancy and Robert Sparrer Lou Ann Stevens Maarten and Annette Terry Stephen and Vanice Thomson Jennifer Vanderwilt Jeff Van Niel and Nancy Rapoport Raymond Vismantas Amy Wadsworth and David Richardson Mark Weisbender Bill and Betty Weldon Sue Wilkerson Elaine Wolbrom Mary Bird and Lance Wood Anonymous (4)

corps de ballet John and Marilyn Alleman Jeffrey Bronson Anderson Stephen Anderson BenĂŠ Arnold Petras and Liuda Avizonis Carol Baer Zlate Balulovski Stephen and Marcy Barlow Govert Bassett Frances and Jerome Battle Clisto and Suzanne Beaty Gary Beers Trina and Jerome Bellendir Alene Bentley Sharon and Michael Bertelsen Ginny Bostrom Rich Broggi Marie and Kevin Brown Meredith Cameron Robert Chamberlain Rebecca Marriott Champion Cecile and Harold Christiansen Amalia Cochran William and Joan Coles William and Melissa Connelly Pascale De Rozario and Jonathan Crossett Willard and Julie Dere John Eckert Sissy Eichwald Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Deborah B. and Edward Felt John and Joan Firmage Tracy Frankel Karen L. Freed Marc and Cammy Fuller David Keith Garside and Audrey Miner Marla M. Gault DeGauss

The above list reflects donors who gave gifts between April 1, 2017 and April 23, 2018.

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I N M E MO RY A N D I N HO N O R gifts made in memory In Memory of Betty Ann Anderson Craig Anderson and Denise Dragoo Stephen and Karen Bernotski David E. and Helane B. Leta Evelyn Morrison Anne and Terry Ross Walt and Karen Sato Curt and Sandra Thomsen Friends and family at the Office of the Attorney General and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality

In Memory of Megan Leigh Brown Marie Brown

In Memory of Barbro Klein Harriet and Irwin Ross

In Memory of Rowland Butler Linda Forsey

In Memory of Gary L Stewart David G. Del Colletti and Barbra D. Austin Rodney Ferrell Beth and Kevin Hassett Board of Directors, HomeAid Sacramento Edward Hook Cynthia Lucas Bryan Merica Marnie and Dent Shuey

In Memory of Our Colleague, John Englund The Ballet West Orchestra In Memory of Vicki Hawkes Carol Anne Price Keithley and Ruthe Anne Price In Memory of Paul Hutchings Elise Hutchings

In Memory of Caroline W. Bassett Govert Bassett

In Memory of Kathy Hillis Wood Ballet West

gifts made in honor In Honor of Patty Andringa Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker

In Honor of Kazlyn Nielsen The Keefers

In Honor of Harriet Ross Elaine Wolbrom

In Honor of Vilija Avizonis and Greg McComas Beth McComas

In Honor of Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker Judith and Donald Horwitz

In Honor of Adam Sklute Madeleine and Harvey Plonsker

In Honor of Peter Christie Joel and Frances Harris

In Honor of Brian and Janae Powell The Varvel Family Charitable Fund

In Honor of Barbara Crafts Angelina and Joshua Reinbolz

In Honor of Anne Marie and Jim Smith Laura deLannoy

ENCORE SOCIETY We honor those individuals who have made a meaningful commitment to the future of Ballet West by including a bequest or other deferred gift to the Company in their estate planning. BenĂŠ Arnold Berenice J. Bradshaw* Judy Brady and Drew W. Browning Val A. Browning* Kenneth P. Burbidge, Jr.* Dr. Robert H.* and Marianne Harding Burgoyne Mary Elizabeth Colton* Kent and Martha DiFiore The Zorka D. Divich Trust* Richard and Pamela Dropek Dolores DorĂŠ Eccles* Virginia Fackrell Estate* Sid W. Foulger* DeGauss

Dr. Esther S. Gross* and Dr. George D. Gross* Merribeth Habegger-Anderson* Stephanie and Timothy Harpst Melissa A. Herbst* Geoffrey C. Hughes* Johann Jacobs and David Heuvel Grace Jackson* Flemming and Lana Jensen Sara Kaplan Dennis L. Kay Trust* Barry L. Keller* Cynthia Lampropoulos Family Trust Gaye Herman Marrash* Willis McCree and John Fromer

Glenn H. and Karen Fugal Peterson Margot Shott* Norman C. Tanner* and Barbara L. Tanner Oma W. Wagstaff* Mrs. Glen Walker Wallace* Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel Gladys Walz* Susan Warshaw Afton B. Whitbeck* Carole M. Wood and Darrell Hensleigh Marelynn and Edward Zipser *Indicates donor has passed away

Encore Society membership is open to all individuals who have made an estate provision for Ballet West or a planned or deferred gift. For more information, or if you have made a planned gift to Ballet West, please contact us at (801) 869-6936.

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BA L L E T W E S T S TA F F Adam Sklute, Artistic Director The Willam Christensen Artistic Director Chair Sponsored by Peggy Bergmann ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE Felicia Cowan Director of Human Resources Chris Yoakam Interim Director of Finance

Amy Falls Development Coordinator EDUCATION & OUTREACH Peter Christie Director of Education and Outreach

Sarah Taylor Company Manager

Dana Rossi Education Associate /Assistant Director, I CAN DO

Jennifer Bailey Accounting Manager

Heather Fryxell Associate Director, Adaptive Dance

Robin L. Holt Accounts Payable Coordinator

Shelly Cordova Assistant Director, Senior Steps/Forward Steps

Teri Percy Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison ARTISTIC STAFF Pamela Robinson Harris Principal Ballet Mistress Jane Victorine Wood Ballet Mistress Bruce Caldwell Ballet Master and Company Archivist Nicolo Fonte Resident Choreographer Cristin Carlin Assistant to the Artistic Director Calvin Kitten Director of Ballet West II and Assistant Ballet Master Peggy Dolkas Associate Director of Ballet West II Heather Thackeray Student Ballet Mistress and Academy Artistic Liaison COSTUME PRODUCTION David Heuvel Director of Costume Production Cindy Farrimond Costume Shop Manager Barbara Arcolio Head Stitcher Mary Kay Feicht, Vicki Goslin Raincrow Stitchers DEVELOPMENT Sarah West Chief Development Officer Jyn Van Putten Manager of Foundations and Government Giving Tracy Waters Corporate Relations and Events Manager Nicole Levy Individual Giving Manager

Temria Airmet, Nikki Bybee, Kira Coelho, Shelly Cordova, Ashley Creek, Ulysses Gonzalez, Jennifer Heighton, Lisa Johnson, Sarah Lovett, Stacey Mahan, Wendee Fiedeley-McCulloch, Audrey Olsen, Moisés Próspero, Alison Russell, Amy Simkins, Anne Marie Smith, Joni Taylor, Ashlee Vilos, Trish Wilstead Educators FREDERICK QUINNEY LAWSON BALLET WEST ACADEMY Peter LeBreton Merz Director, Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy Heather Fryxell Principal, Ballet West Academy at Salt Lake City Jennie Creer King Principal, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point Cati Snarr Principal, Peggy Bergmann Ballet West Academy at Park City Peggy Dolkas, Calvin Kitten, Cynthia Ridler, Jeffrey Rogers, Heather Thackeray Principal Faculty Shazell Ellerbeck Head Academy Administrator Mikyla Arrington, Sandy Flury Academy Administrators Katlyn Addison, Christa Anderson, Colleen Barnes, Tonia Blomquist, Brenda Butcher, Nikki Bybee, Bruce Caldwell, Ginger Christopher, Patrick Cubbedge, Natalie Desch, Wilson Domingues,

Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director The Elizabeth Solomon Executive Director Chair

Lindsay Folkman, Hannah Gagon, Jenna Rae Herrera, Brittany Holt, Lisa Hoyt, Katie Johnson, Nikolai Moroz, Michelle Player, Sawyer Player, Anne Marie Smith, Connie Smith, Paige Sparks, Jessica Thompson, Sara Turner, Juliana Vorkink, Chelsea Weidman, Natalie Whitney, Alena Wilson, Elise Wood Faculty

Lindsey Gander Ballet West II Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager

Maggie Wright-Tesch U of U/ BW Joint Trainee Liaison

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Allison Phillips-Biehn Office Manager Virginia Hicks Summer Intensive Coordinator Leslie-Ann Campbell, Lindsay Preece, Allene Snow, Cole Walkenhorst Receptionists MARKETING Sara M. K. Neal Chief Marketing Officer Joshua Jones Director of Communications Lisa Jensen Retail Sales and Boutique Manager Alex Moya Graphic Designer Marissa Hodges Marketing Coordinator

Robert Clifford Head Carpenter/Technical Director Josh Belka Assistant Carpenter James K. Larsen Head Electrician/Lighting Coordinator Corey Cresswell Assistant Electrician

Jacquelin Bryce Wardrobe Supervisor Yancey J. Quick Wig Master Heidi Belka Pyrotechnician Members of IATSE Local 99 Run of Show Crew TICKETING AND SUBSCRIBER SERVICES Jack E Stahl Associate Director of Technology and Ticketing Natalie Thorpe Manager of Patron Services Jane Harris Lead Patron Advisor Hilary Hancock Patron Services Coordinator

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MUSIC Jared Oaks Acting Music Director, Principal Pianist

Ballet West is an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Company.

Ken Hodges Orchestra Manager Jed Moss Solo Pianist Grigoriy Ayrapetov Principal Academy Pianist/Associate Rehearsal Pianist Rob Wood Company Class/ Academy Pianist Jim Kuemmerle, Sarah Lund, John Rukavina, Heidi Slagle Academy Pianists TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Daniel B. Thompson Director of Production Kimberly Klearman Production Manager

Ballet West is an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Company. Ballet West is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Company. The lighting designer of Ballet West's National Choreographic Festival is represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.

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HOUS E RU L E S To ensure the enjoyment of the majority of our patrons who arrive on time, and in deference to the artists, latecomers will not be admitted to the auditorium until there is an appropriate pause in the performance. During some productions, this pause may not occur until the end of the first act. •• All casting is subject to change. •• For your own safety and the safety of other patrons, please do not exit the Theatre before the house lights are up. •• Any use of cameras and recording equipment in the Theatre, which is not authorized by the management, is strictly prohibited. •• No smoking, eating or drinking is permitted in the auditorium. •• Lost articles may be claimed at security.

•• Anyone expecting emergency calls is urged to leave their seat locations and cell phones with the house manager. •• Please silence all electronic time pieces and cell phones for the period of the performance. EMERGENCY EVACUATION INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, please REMAIN SEATED and listen to information given by management and ushers. ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre offers assistive listening devices free of charge and may be checked out at the coat check counter located in the lobby.

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