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You're Invited to Tea for Tutus

Join us for our Tea for Tutus fundraiser – a community program that allows children to experience the music and movement that is ballet. You are encouraged to wear your fun and fancy party clothes to this afternoon event where children

  • learn a few steps from Ballet Idaho Academy instructors
  • enjoy party snacks and tea with an Academy ballerina at every table
  • show off their party clothes in a party fashion-parade
  • conclude with a children’s dance performance of steps learned

Meanwhile, adults enjoy sparkling beverages while exploring our unique silent auction, Ballet Idaho Academy boutique, and various raffle items. Featured items: include Ballerina Birthday Parties, autographed pointe shoes and American Girl Bitty Baby dolls.

Recommended for children ages 5-9 and their families. All proceeds benefit the Ballet Idaho Academy outreach and scholarship programs.


Saturday, April 18
3 – 5 pm


Philharmonic Reception Room at the
Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
516 S. 9th Street, Boise, ID 83702

Purchase tickets for $35 or tables of 6 for $150 online or by phone, 208.343.0556 ×20.

Save the Date - Fall Gala

Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Gala fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy. Event theme and ticket information coming soon to

Host committee: Will Heatter, Nick Roundtree, and Monica Walker

Local Designs + Dancers = Fashion Show '15

Join Ballet Idaho on April 4, for a fabulously stylish fundraiser. View the hottest vintage and new spring fashions from local boutiques and designers, prepared and designed exclusively for and worn by Ballet Idaho dancers. Enjoy champagne, hor’doeuvres, raffle and silent auction. Tickets available now.

Featured partners include local designers, Helena Kruczynska, Kate Westerman, and Dustin Banks as well as local boutiques Piece Unique Clothing & Shoez, Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique, In Retrospect, and Swank Boutique!

This year’s featured raffle prize is one YEAR OF SHOES ($1,200 value), courtesy of Piece Unique. Win $100 to spend on shoes at Piece Unique for twelve months! Raffle tickets are available at the door or online, with the purchase of admission.

Three More Chances

Don’t miss your last opportunity to experience this spectacular performance of new choreography by some of our dancers and other amazing local talent. Purchase now.

NewDance, Up Close: tickets $20 and $25
in our own intimate 200-seat theater at the
Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy,
Friday, March 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm
Saturday, March 14 at 8 pm

NewDance, Up Close is Ballet Idaho’s contemporary dance project. Our dancers and local choreographers produce fascinating work – always innovating and surprising! We are presenting new works during this performance series, with choreography by Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti, Lauren Edson, Daniel Ojeda, Nathan Powell, Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, and Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin.

Tickets are limited so purchase today!

Balanchine's Rubies Comes To Idaho


Ballet Idaho is honored to have been granted the rights to perform Rubies this February. Rubies, choreographed by George Balanchine and staged by Paul Boos. Rubies will be performed on the Morrison Center for two shows over Valentine’s Day weekend. For ticket info, click here.

Balanchine plays a pivotal role in ballet history. George Balanchine created over 400 works and has been recognized as a 20th-century master alongside Picasso and Stravinsky. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1904, he went on to become the artistic director and primary choreographer of the New York City Ballet and is now ranked among the greatest choreographers in the history of ballet. Balanchine came to the United States in late 1933 following an early career throughout Europe. His trip came at the invitation of Lincoln Kirstein, a Boston born dance connoisseur whose dream it was to establish an American school of ballet and company equivalent to those in Europe. His eventual home was to become known as New York City Ballet and Balanchine would serve as its artistic director until his death in 1983.

Paul Boos HS

Paul Boos will be in Boise for three weeks to stage Rubies on the company. Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins that Mr. Boos developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. After dancing principal roles in Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering as part of the SAB workshop, Mr. Boos was invited to join New York City Ballet by Mr. Balanchine at the age of 18.

Mr. Boos went on to dance with NYCB for 13 years before launching into the international scene as a guest teacher, initially with the Royal Danish Ballet where he taught for 3 years. In 1992, Mr. Boos was entrusted by the George Balanchine Trust to become a sanctioned repetiteur. Since then he has gone on to stage ballets globally with such companies as the Paris Opera, Bolshoi, Maryinsky, La Scala, Joffrey, and many others.

This is Mr. Boos’ first collaboration with Ballet Idaho.

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Ballet Idaho Academy's Summer Intensive

Ballet Idaho is pleased to offer our 2015 Summer Intensive for students at the Intermediate/Advanced levels and between the ages of 11 and 17. The program will run 3 weeks, Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00 with a two week minimum requirement. Classes will include: Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Dance Composition. Instructors will be distinguished faculty from Ballet Idaho and throughout the Treasure Valley. Dancers will finish with an informal concert on Friday, July 3rd in the early evening, showcasing all of their hard work and creativity. For information on available accommodations, please contact us directly.

Please note that the addition of classes and levels will be determined by enrollment and technical range of dancers. Our full schedule promises to be both rigorous and rewarding, so we hope you join us in the City of Trees this June!

Summer Intensive Registration Form

Audition Date & Time:
Saturday, April 4th 12:30 – 2:00 Studio A
DVD/Youtube auditions also accepted – Please call for details

Audition Location:
Ballet Idaho (ESPAA)
501 S. 8th Street Boise, ID 83702
Studio 1

Audition/ Registration Fee:

$950.00 – 3 Weeks
$750.00 – 2 Weeks

Payment Deadlines:
Option # 1: Early Bird Special

  • Pay in full by Friday, May 8th and receive $50.00 of tuition

Option # 2: Payment Plan For information on payment plans, contact Leslie:

  • FULL PAYMENT DUE Monday, June 1st, 2015

A completed Registration packet is due with your first payment. These will be available online and at the front desk of Ballet Idaho. Thank you.

For more information
Emily Wallace
Academy Director
208. 343.0556 × 27

Leslie Asin
Academy Administrator
208. 343.0556 × 26

Summer Intensive Auditions This Weekend

Ballet Idaho will be hosting auditions this weekend for two summer intensive programs. Be sure to read the information below for registration times and details!

Nutmeg Ballet, Torrington, Connecticut
Audition Date: Friday, January 16th 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm, Studio 1 ESPAA
Registration: 5:30 pm
For more info:

Bournonville Workshop with the Masters, Ogden, Utah
Audition Date: Sunday, January 18th 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Studio 1 ESPAA
Registration: 12:00 – 12:30
For more info:

2015 Summer Intensive Information
2015 Summer Intensive Registration Form

Ballet Idaho's January Newsletter

Ballet Idaho’s January Newsletter is here! Read about our upcoming events and performances this Winter and keep caught up with us around town. We are also thrilled to be presenting Mosaic/Rubies/Pirates! this upcoming February. Tickets are available and can be purchased through The Morrison Center.

Ballet Idaho’s January Newsletter

The Nutcracker Playbill

The Nutcracker Playbill

We hope you enjoyed the show! Due to the highest Nutcracker attendance in Ballet Idaho history (!!!), we have run out of playbills… We apologize for the shortfall but are also thrilled with the support of our favorite holiday classic! You may access the playbill The Nutcracker Playbill here or email Andrew,, to pick up a printed copy in the office after the holidays.

Warmest holiday wishes,
Ballet Idaho

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