Bené Arnold

Distinguished Professor Emerita     Bené received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the Department of Ballet, and her B.S. in elementary education and Masters of Education in special education (teaching the deaf as her specialty) from the University of Utah. In 1963 Bené was asked by Willam F. Christensen to be the ballet mistress for [Read More]


Barbara Hamblin

Professor Emeritus -   Barbara Hamblin was a charter member of the Utah Civic Ballet and principal ballerina with Ballet West from 1964 to 1972.  She received her early training from Edna Howell in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Her principal teachers in Utah were Willam Christensen, Mattlyn Gavers, Gordon Paxman and Bené Arnold.  Barbara met with critical [Read More]