Regional US ballet company based in Salt Lake City, and founded in 1963 by Willam Christensen. Initially Christensen choreographed much of the company's repertory but under subsequent directors Bruce Marks (1978–85) and John Hart (1985–96) it expanded its repertory of 19th-century classics. Recent directors Jonas Käge (1997–2006) and Adam Sklute (appointed 2007) have added contemporary works by, among others, Bruce, Forsythe, Tharp, Morris, and S. Welch. Its official school is the Ballet West Academy.
http://www.balletwest.org Ballet West company website