Ballet West performs "Giselle" in a production conceived by Adam Sklute, the company’s artistic director. The former dancer, Ballet Master, and Associate Director of The Joffrey Ballet explains. “I wanted to stay true to this brilliant classic. But my goal is to add greater understanding and dimension to the theatricality of the overall ballet.” The romantic ballet "Giselle," a staple in the dance world since its premiere in 1841, is based on the German fable about a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering that her lover is betrothed to another.
For more than 50 years, Ballet West has ranked among the top professional ballet companies in America, entertaining and exciting audiences worldwide. They are regulars at the Kennedy Center and are known for classical ballets as well as new cutting-edge creations.