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Photos: Ballet West dancers grace runway in benefit

Published May 12, 2014 11:02 am

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Ballet West held its sixth annual "Couture in Motion" fashion show fund-raiser May 9 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.

Dancers graced the runway showing more than 80 couture creations by local, national and international fashion designers. Local designers featured included Mary Rino, Heggy Gonzalez, Ypsilon Dresses and Porsche Design Salt Lake City.

" 'Couture in Motion' is hands down one of the favorite events of the season," Scott Altman, executive director of Ballet West, said in a statement. "The support of 'Couture in Motion' over the years has been an outstanding example of the community's appreciation for Ballet West's versatility and creativity."

Proceeds from the event benefit Ballet West's education and outreach programs, including I CAN DO (Inspiring Children About Not Dropping Out), Ballet West for Children, Ballet West In-Theatre Performances and First Look.