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Date of Birth: May 06, 1909
Date of Death: October 09, 1984 (75)

Birth Place: Brigham City, UT, USA
Smuin Ballet to Present Helen Pickett Premiere and More in 'Dance Series Two'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Smuin Ballet concludes its 22nd Season with Dance Series Two featuring Oasis, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by 'House of Cards' composer Jeff Beal.

Smuin Ballet to Present Helen Pickett Premiere and More in 'Dance Series Two'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Smuin Ballet concludes its 22nd Season with Dance Series Two featuring Oasis, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by 'House of Cards' composer Jeff Beal.

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Return to City Center with Balanchine, Contemporary Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet, under the direction of Artistic Director Peter Boal, returns to New York City Center February 24-27 with two repertory programs that reflect the company's reputation for inspired stagings of works by George Balanchine, paired with some of the finest works in contemporary ballet.

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Return to City Center with Balanchine, Contemporary Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet, under the direction of Artistic Director Peter Boal, returns to New York City Center February 24-27 with two repertory programs that reflect the company's reputation for inspired stagings of works by George Balanchine, paired with some of the finest works in contemporary ballet.

Two New Picture Books Spread Holiday Cheer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Two new picture books published by Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books -one fact, one fiction-share the stories of The Nutcracker and its rise to popularity in the United States, and of Santa's very fortunate coal man, respectively. The Nutcracker Comes to America and The Christmas Coal Man are unconventional stories with plenty of heart that are perfect for holiday reading.

Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students.

Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse on Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students.

Cynthia Gregory to Receive 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has announced the selection of Cynthia Gregory as the recipient of the 63rd annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by the world's premier dance and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers.

The Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Kansas City Ballet is pleased to announce that Grace Holmes, previously Professor of Dance at University of Texas at Austin, assumed the role of Kansas City Ballet School Director beginning September 1, 2014. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Academy, the Kansas City Youth Ballet, the newly created Trainee Program, the Studio Division and the summer programs for the more than 600 children, young adults and adults in the downtown Bolender Center campus and the Johnson County campus.

Smuin Ballet to Conclude 20th Season With Two World Premieres in XXCENTRIC Spring Dance Series, 5/2-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Smuin Ballet closes its 20th Anniversary Season with two World Premieres and a Michael Smuin classic, touring the Bay Area May 2 - June 7, 2014 in the XXcentric Spring Dance Series. The program will feature one act of Michael Smuin's ebullient Dancin' With Gershwin ballet, back on the Smuin stage for the first time since 2008. XXcentric will also include World Premieres from Smuin's Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli, internationally renowned choreographer and principal character dancer at San Francisco Ballet. The XXcentric Spring Dance Series will kick off its tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (May 2-11), continuing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek (May 16-17); the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (May 21-25); and at the Sunset Center in Carmel (June 6-7). Tickets ($24-$70) are available by calling the individual venues or visiting www.smuinballet.org.

Smuin Ballet to Conclude 20th Season With Two World Premieres in XXCENTRIC Spring Dance Series, 5/2-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Smuin Ballet closes its 20th Anniversary Season with two World Premieres and a Michael Smuin classic, touring the Bay Area May 2 - June 7, 2014 in the XXcentric Spring Dance Series. The program will feature one act of Michael Smuin's ebullient Dancin' With Gershwin ballet, back on the Smuin stage for the first time since 2008. XXcentric will also include World Premieres from Smuin's Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli, internationally renowned choreographer and principal character dancer at San Francisco Ballet. The XXcentric Spring Dance Series will kick off its tour at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (May 2-11), continuing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek (May 16-17); the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (May 21-25); and at the Sunset Center in Carmel (June 6-7). Tickets ($24-$70) are available by calling the individual venues or visiting www.smuinballet.org.

Smuin Ballet Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season with Montana Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

To kick off its 20th Anniversary Season, Smuin Ballet will head to Montana, the home state of late founder Michael Smuin, to present a tour that includes Smuin's much-loved Sinatra ballet Fly Me to the Moon, as well as the acclaimed Dear Miss Cline from company Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert and Jazzin', a saucy and seductive work by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Smuin Ballet's Montana tour will play today and tomorrow, September 8 - 9 in Michael Smuin's hometown of Missoula at the Montana Repertory Theatre and September 13 at the Mansfield Theatre, Great Falls. Tickets are available by calling each venue's box office (see info at the end of the release). The Great Falls performance will benefit McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, with which Smuin Ballet shares a close connection.

Smuin Ballet to Kick Off 20th Anniversary Season with Montana Tour, Begin. 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

To kick off its 20th Anniversary Season, Smuin Ballet will head to Montana, the home state of late founder Michael Smuin, to present a tour that includes Smuin's much-loved Sinatra ballet Fly Me to the Moon, as well as the acclaimed Dear Miss Cline from company Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert and Jazzin', a saucy and seductive work by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Smuin Ballet's Montana tour will play September 8 - 9 in Michael Smuin's hometown of Missoula at the Montana Repertory Theatre and September 13 at the Mansfield Theatre, Great Falls. Tickets are available by calling each venue's box office (see info at the end of the release). The Great Falls performance will benefit McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences, with which Smuin Ballet shares a close connection.

Regional Dance Company of the Week: BalletMet Columbus
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2013

BalletMet has provided artistic excellence in the field of dance to Central Ohio since 1978. Get to know the company's history as we proudly feature BalletMet as the Regional Dance Company of the Week!

Helen Pickett Named Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

Impressive. Beautifully lyrical. Stunning. Strange and wonderful concoction. Unconventional. Clever. Whether describing one of her avant-garde works or simply summing up her unique movement style, words and phrases like these flow throughout the reviews of choreographer Helen Pickett.

Smuin Ballet Tours the Bay Area with Two Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

For its spring program, Smuin Ballet will present the West Coast premiere of Swipe by Val Caniparoli, internationally renowned choreographer and principal character dancer at San Francisco Ballet. Smuin audiences will also be treated to the World Premiere of Through by Ma Cong (French Twist), an uplifting work set to music by Academy Award-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The bill will also include Michael Smuin's elegant Symphony of Psalms, a breathtaking classical piece set to Stravinsky's score. Smuin's spring program will play at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts April 27-May 6, Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts May 18-19, and the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts May 23-27. Single tickets ($25-$62) are on sale now at www.smuinballet.org. (See end of press release for complete box office information.)

Smuin Ballet Unveils Two New Works This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

For its spring program, Smuin Ballet is thrilled to present the West Coast premiere of Swipe by Val Caniparoli, internationally renowned choreographer and principal character dancer at San Francisco Ballet.

Ten Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 7th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 7th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

Ten Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 7th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2012

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 7th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

Final Performance for Nashville Ballet's AMERICAN ORIGINALS, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2010

Nashville Ballet presents three American original dances Valentine's weekend, February 12-14, 2010.

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