Ballet West Academy
Students in class at Ballet West Academy
Ballet West's performances are technically challenging and astonishing to watch.
Ballet West had a running TV Show titled "Breaking Pointe" which followed their company dancers.
Ballet West dancers performing
Ballet West cast of Emeralds
Backstory and Context
Not a lot of information is provided on the details of Ballet West's backstory, but much is said about the work which emerges from the company. Many famous dancers have performed with the company, including Victoria Morgan, Tomm Ruud, and Michael Smuin.
Ballet West Academy is often overlooked. Many people are aware of Julliard, Joffery, and the American Ballet Theatre, but have no knowledge of Ballet West even though the academy is highly regarded by dancing enthusiasts. However, the TV Show Breaking Pointe which aired on The CW brought the academy to the average person's attention. The series followed students, soloists, and principle dancers on their work journey at Ballet West. It showed how prone to injury dancers are, the amount of stress which their bodies take, and the technically challenging materials the Ballet West company requires them to perform. This show brought new fans to the forefront and was renewed for two seasons.