"Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino," Smuin Ballet, Keith Sutter, photographer

After an action-packed year that took me from Asia to Europe and over a dozen North American venues, the first half of 2017 includes a WORLD PREMIERE for Ballet West’s National Choreographic Festival, set to Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Pipa & String Orchestra; Kansas City Ballet’s company premiere of “THE LOTTERY,” based on Shirley Jackson’s famous short, The Lottery, with music by Robert Moran; performances of “Val Caniparoli’s, A CINDERELLA STORY” by both Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Orlando Ballet; the PDD from “GUSTAVE’S ROOSTER” for Diablo Ballet.  If you’re heading to New York City in May, check out Richmond Ballet’s return to the Joyce Theater, where they will be performing “SWIPE,” my ballet set to a score by Gabriel Prokofiev.


Ballet West


“The Lottery”  Kansas City Ballet


“Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story”  Orlando Ballet


“Gustave’s Rooster”  Diablo Ballet

“Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story”  Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

“Swipe”  Richmond Ballet

  Kansas city Ballet will be the first company to perform “The Lottery” based on Shirley Jackson’s short story, since it’s highly successful premiere and tour with Ballet West.  I would like to thank Ballet West and Artistic Director Adam Sklute for their generous support in making this happen.  This  next season is full of new and exciting projects, and it’s just beginning! 

Please check out my website regularly for updates and announcements on new projects and schedules.

I so appreciate your continued enthusiasm and support.

  For more information about the above productions, as well as many others, please visit the PERFORMANCES section on my website,

"Tutto Eccetto Il Lavandino," Smuin Ballet, Keith Sutter

Photography: Jane Rehm, Joshua Reynolds

Lambarena, San Francisco Ballet--Lorena Feijoo, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba.

Photography: Erik Tomasson

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle a few months ago, I was asked about how I got started on a career in dance, and then in choreography. This article, "Val Caniparoli - S.F. Ballet's 'Tears' one of many creations" gives a good recap of my trajectory, for those of you who are interested.