On February 21 at the Covey Center for the Arts, Central Utah Ballet will present “Signatures,” an annual spring performance featuring beautiful dancers and choreography from Central Utah Ballet in Lehi, Utah. For one night only, “Signatures” brings to life beautiful classical showpieces, ornate costumes, and brand-new choreography for a stunning performance for families and arts lovers alike.
“’Signatures’ encompasses the most beautiful aspects of ballet,” says Central Utah Ballet director, Jennie Creer-King. The first half of the performance includes a reimagining of Marius Petipa’s original choreography in ‘The Sleeping Beauty.’ Central Utah Ballet upper divisions students will present popular pieces from this enchanting ballet, including Aurora’s Wedding Pas de Deux, Bluebird, and—of course—Puss ‘n Boots.
“The Sleeping Beauty” is traditionally a luxuriously elegant ballet, and excerpts with Central Utah Ballet will be no different. Creer-King describes the performance as, “Visually breathtaking with ornate costumes and beautifully choreographed scenes that will delight our audiences.”
The second half of the show premiere’s a new work entitled “Ballet Cirque: The Journey,” by award-winning instructor and choreographer, Lindsay Folkman. “Ballet Cirque: The Journey” is inspired by Cirque de Soleil and follows a dancer’s artistic and symbolic journey through years of training. From the first moments of creativity and play to finding strength through challenging and discovering the beauty of her individuality as she takes her final bow.
“[‘Ballet Cirque: The Journey’] mirrors the journey of life in all of us,” says Folkman. “I guess it’s true what they say: ‘Ballet IS life.’”
“Signatures” is one of the most popular performances of the year and sells out quickly. Availability and tickets may be purchased by clicking the button below.
About Central Utah Ballet
Central Utah Ballet is a fully comprehensive classically based ballet program for youth seeking to learn classical ballet and contemporary dance. Central Utah Ballet was founded by award-winning director, choreographer, and instructor Jennie Creer-King. The ballet studio offers classes for students as young as 3 and through adulthood. Explore our class schedule here or stop by our studio in Lehi, Utah to learn more.
About Jennie Creer-King
Jennie is an award-winning dancer, instructor, and choreographer. Among her awards include “Best School Award” by the Youth American Grand Prix, “Best of State” in Choreography and Youth Performing Group, and the Presidential Scholar’s Teacher Recognition Award. She has taught in both university and professional settings, serving as Assistant Professor of Dance at Brigham Young University and Artistic Director of BYU Theater Ballet, Artistic Director of Provo Civic Ballet, and principal of Barbara Barrington Jones Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah School of Dance.
About Lindsay Folkman
Lindsay Folkman is an extremely talented dance instructor and choreographer, with several awards including 6 Best of State Awards for Best Choreographer, an award for Excellence in Teaching from Brigham Young University, and multiple top 3 ensemble awards for Youth America Grand Prix. Her extensive choreographic career includes ten original contemporary ballet production on both a studio and professional level.