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Sharee Lane

Sharee Lane was a soloist dancer and staff member with Ballet West, and the School Director of the Ballet West Conservatory.  Currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Dance at the University of Utah, she teaches ballet technique, advanced principles of teaching, and co-directs, as well as choreographs for the Department’s Performing Dance [Read More]


Shaun Boyle

Shaun Boyle has performed with both classical ballet and contemporary dance companies including BalletMet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, and The Dario Vaccaro Dance Project amongst others. She has also performed in projects such as David Dorfman’s ‘Underground’ at the BAM Nextwave Festival and recently in one of the London 2012 Olympic Torch [Read More]

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程思 Cheng Si (Lyn)

程思 Cheng Si (Lyn) – received her early training in ballet at Shenyang College of Music in China, then studied at the Beijing Dance Academy Ballet Department from 1999 to 2006.  She received her bachelor’s degree in 2003 and her master’s degree in 2006.  During her years as a student she appeared in many performances [Read More]


Eloy Barragan

  Visiting Professor – Originally from México City, Eloy has more than thirty years of experience in the dance world, as an international professional ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet master, régisseur, tour manager, entrepreneur, founder and director. Currently, Eloy is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa – Department of Dance (2005 – present) and [Read More]


Adam Sklute

Ballet West Artistic Director   Adam Sklute was named Artistic Director of Ballet West in March of 2007.  Prior to that time, he was with The Joffrey Ballet for nearly 25 years.  Beginning as a dancer under Robert Joffrey in the 1980’s, Sklute was one of the last two artists Joffrey personally chose for his [Read More]


Pamela Robinson-Harris

Ballet West Interim Artistic Director    Pamela Robinson-Harris has served as Ballet Mistress for the Company for nearly 11 years.  Her vast ballet career began with the Cleveland Ballet, where she danced for three years before joining the State of Alabama Ballet in 1982, followed by Ballet Mississippi.   Pamela joined Ballet West in 1985 [Read More]


Bruce Caldwell

Ballet West Ballet Master   Bruce Caldwell, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, began his early ballet training in 1961 from Bené Arnold and later from Willam F. Christensen.  He first appeared on stage in Salt Lake City in Kingsbury Hall with the University Theater Ballet as a child in The Nutcracker in 1962.  Joining Ballet [Read More]


Peter Christie

Peter’s career with Ballet West spans 30 years. He joined the artistic staff in 1998 after a 16-year career as a corps member and, later, a soloist with the Company. During his ballet career, Peter was especially noted for his character roles. He currently serves as Director of Educational Programs and Ballet West Academy, and [Read More]


Jan Clark-Fugit

Jan Clark-Fugit received her formation at the National Ballet in Washington D.C. and at the age of 14, joined the Denver Civic Ballet’s junior company under the direction of American Ballet Theatre’s Enrique Martinez. She later became a member of Ballet Colorado and was promoted to Principal dancer. Performing leading roles in classical and contemporary [Read More]

Jeff Rogers

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Christopher Ruud

Born: San Francisco, California   Joined Ballet West: 1998 Promoted to Soloist: 2001 Promoted to Principal: 2004   Training: San Francisco Ballet School, University of Utah Department of Ballet   Current Repertoire: “Oberon” in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream; “Siegfried” in Adam Sklute’s 2010 newly conceived and produced Swan Lake; Fourth Campaign in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, a lead role in Balanchine’s Serenade, and “Melancholic” in [Read More]

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Jane Wood Smith

Born in Washington, D.C., Jane received her formative ballet training at the Washington School of Ballet, in Washington, D.C., most notably with Mary Day, Alice Bralove, and Julio de Bittencourt.  At 15, she was invited to perform with the Grand Theatre de Genève, in Geneva, Switzerland under the direction of Patricia Neary and George Balanchine. [Read More]