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Department of Ballet

The Ballet Department at the University of Utah has a history of excellence dating from 1951. In this groundbreaking year, Willam F. Christensen -- noted dancer, teacher, and founder of the San Francisco Ballet Company -- returned to his native Utah and founded one of the first ballet programs in an American university.

Faculty and graduates of the University of Utah's Ballet Department were fundamental in the formation and growth of Ballet West, one of three major professional dance companies in Salt Lake City. Through the excellence and professional success of our faculty, students, and alumni, the Department of Ballet continues to attract a cosmopolitan enrollment of students from all 50 states and abroad. Many alumni are currently dancing professionally, or working as dance teachers and administrators in colleges, universities and other educational and professional organizations throughout the world.

The Mission of the Department of Ballet at the University of Utah is to provide excellence in career and life preparation for professional performers and teachers. The Mission will be pursued through the following measures:

  • · Offering students a variety and scope of courses necessary to develop versatile and technically proficient artist/scholars skilled in performing, teaching, and creative research.

  • · Instilling a passion for learning and exploration of the creative process through sound, responsible theoretical practices and creative endeavors.

  • · Creating a supportive environment for the artistic and personal development of students, faculty, and staff.

  • · Providing collaborative experiences within the colleges and beyond.· Honoring the University's service mission through cultural outreach, collaborative efforts, and charitable endeavors.

School name:Department of Ballet
Address:300 S 1500 E Room 106
Zip & city:84112 Utah

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