Ballet Idaho reinvented itself in 2008 after dissolving a 14-year asset-sharing partnership with Eugene Ballet in Oregon. Starting almost from scratch, the company was quickly rebuilt with a new group of dancers and a new artistic director, Peter Anastos, most well-known as founding director of the hilariously gender-bending Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
Although Ballet Idaho’s budding repertory is decidedly classical in style, much of it is infused with humor and theatrics. They draw from a variety of comedic techniques including slapstick and commedia dell-arte and sometimes, as in their Cinderella, the dancers will dress in drag. Their season consists of 4-5 productions each year including full-length story ballets and themed repertory concerts, mostly choreographed in-house.
Ballet Idaho Information
- Other Venue: BSU Special Events Center, W University Drive and Theatre Lane
- Public Transportation: Good (both venues easily accessible from buses 1, 3, 29, 40, 42, 43, 44, and 45 at the BSU campus)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for both venues
- Performances/Programs: 4 per season with multiple performances of each
- Ticket Prices: $25-$55 depending on seat selection. Group discounts are available
- Subscriptions: Two-, three-, and four-show packages available. Subscribers receive the best seats for the best price; opportunity to purchase The Nutcracker tickets before they go on sale to the public and at a discount; ability to purchase additional single tickets a la carte at a discount before they go on sale to the general public
- Membership: Membership levels range from $25-$10,000+. Every member receives a listing in Season Souvenir Program; an invite to Overture: Ballet Notes with PeterMonthly; and the e-newsletter along with advance e-mail notices.