BALLET SUN VALLEY FESTIVAL 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of Ballet Sun Valley's performances in the Sun Valley Pavilion. 

We believe experiencing ballet provides an opportunity to uplift and transport us beyond our current challenges and concerns. Now more than ever, ballet can provide a cathartic and healing experience for both the audience and the performers. 

We remain committed to bringing world-class international ballet to the Sun Valley community.

We are working closely with Pacific Northwest Ballet to find an innovative and fun way to connect Together/Apart this summer. Details will be announced as soon as plans are confirmed.  

At this time, we plan to move forward with our two-day Education Program on August 22nd and August 23rd. Taught by faculty from the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, this program provides an unmatched experience to young dancers in our community at no cost to participants.

We again want to thank Viking, our sponsors, our ticket buyers, our community partners and everyone who helps to make our annual Festivals a part of Sun Valley's cultural landscape. 

With Gratitude, 
The Ballet Sun Valley Team


STAY WELL & STAY TUNED!



PRAISE FOR BALLET SUN VALLEY & THE SUN VALLEY PAVILION

"Memory fades with advancing age, but I'm never, ever going to forget Misty Copeland's last flutter of the dying swan. (Just typing those words made tears well up all over again.) What utter magic! "What a tour de force! Thank you very much for another magnificent, beautiful and memorable Ballet Sun Valley festival. You have given our beloved Sun Valley such a gift - we are all spoiled now and hope Ballet Sun Valley will continue forever!" "Congratulations to the team of dedicated Ballet Festival organizers! The performances were absolutely breathtaking. Such a great mix of traditional and contemporary dances to bring awareness of just how important dance is to all of humanity. The collection of work was certainly food for the soul. Thank you from all of us here in the City of Sun Valley!" — L.H & P.H. "The last two nights were incredible—A true joy!" "The performance last night was magical, fabulous, so beautiful, and thrilling. I am awed by the dancers’ abilities to defy jetlag, altitude, dehydration and to deliver the most extraordinary performances….they are all so special." "Last night was amazing. Thank you for hosting us. It was wonderful to meet your family and see the big grins on your girls’ faces. I’m always so excited to see kids’ reactions. What a gift you’re giving them." "Thank you so much for bringing this outstanding talent to our Valley and for all the work it took to make it happen! What a treat to see such beauty and talent!" "It was a fantastic performance - so happy we got to see it up close! Bravo for all the great work in putting this together!"

"Memory fades with advancing age, but I'm never, ever going to forget Misty Copeland's last flutter of the dying swan. (Just typing those words made tears well up all over again.) What utter magic! — D.F. "What a tour de force! Thank you very much for another magnificent, beautiful and memorable Ballet Sun Valley festival. You have given our beloved Sun Valley such a gift - we are all spoiled now and hope Ballet Sun Valley will continue forever!" — E.J. "Congratulations the team of dedicated Ballet Festival organizers! The performances were absolutely breathtaking. Such a great mix of traditional and contemporary dances to bring awareness of just how important dance is to all of humanity. The collection of work was certainly food for the soul. Thank you from all of us here in the City of Sun Valley!" — L.H & P.H. "The last two nights were incredible—A true joy!" — M.L.P "I enjoyed the performances, and the young dancers were terrific and delightful! Thanks for all of your efforts!" — T.R. "The performance last night was magical, fabulous, so beautiful, and thrilling. I am awed by the dancers’ abilities to defy jetlag, altitude, dehydration and to deliver the most extraordinary performances….they are all so special." — D.S. "Last night was amazing. Thank you for hosting us. It was wonderful to meet your family and see the big grins on your girls’ faces. I’m always so excited to see kids’ reactions. What a gift you’re giving them." — F.R. "Thank you so much for bringing this outstanding talent to our Valley and for all the work it took to make it happen! What a treat to see such beauty and talent!" — A.W. "It was a fantastic performance - so happy we got to see it up close! Bravo for all the great work in putting this together!" — F.B. "What a magnificent performance. It was a perfect evening and your efforts in moving the Ballet to becoming a permanent fixture in our summer season are hugely appreciated." — J.B.

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Header Image: (L-R) Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists Leah Merchant and Elle Macy in Benjamin Millepied’s Appassionata. Photo © Angela Sterling.

Group of Images (from left to right):

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Lesley Rausch with former PNB principal Karel Cruz in the pas de deux from Diamonds, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling ; Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Dylan Wald in Jessica Lang’s The Calling. Photo © Angela Sterling; Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Joshua Grant and principal dancer Laura Tisserand in Agon (choreographed by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust). Photo © Angela Sterling

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