April 21st, 2024

Celebrating 60 years in costume


Join us to celebrate 60 Years in Costume Design with Ballet West at Gallery MAR.⁠

From April 24th to May 4th, visit Gallery MAR to view an exclusive exhibit of costumes and prints, celebrating each decade of Ballet West.

Or stop by this Friday during Gallery Stroll from 6 to 9 pm.⁠

Ballet West: scenes from Swan Lake


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 as unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. From its humble beginnings in 1963 as the only professional ballet company between Chicago and the West Coast, Ballet West has grown into one of America’s leading ballet companies.


Taylor Swift famously rented the Swan Lake costumes, for her “Shake it Off video,” from Ballet West.

Did you know that Ballet West rents their exquisite costumes as well? This 2023-2024 season, Swan Lake was brought to life by gorgeous costumes that Taylor Swift rented for her “Shake it Off” music videoSwan Lake is the epitome of ballet with elegant ballerinas, chivalrous princes, and heart-wrenching music by Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Ballet West Orchestra.

For 60 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in Utah and worldwide by presenting the great classical story ballets, including America’s first and longest-running version of The Nutcracker, revivals of rarely seen historical masterpieces, works by some of the world’s most renowned artists, and new cutting-edge creations by emerging choreographers. The Company also regularly tours both nationally and internationally.⁠