'Tribute' puts UVU arts in the spotlight

Utah Metropolitan Ballet's 'Tribute' puts UVU arts in the spotlight

Next week, Utah Metropolitan Ballet will open its season with their Tribute concert. The performance honors local heroes who help make Utah Valley an exceptional place to live.

Tribute celebrates two inspirational contributors to the UVU Arts program: professor Christopher Clark and Arts Resource Council member Lana Jardine.

Christopher Clark

Chris Clark is an actor, director, producer, writer and UVU Theater professor and former department chair. Clark has taken several student performances to the Kennedy Center and won Distinguished Director of a New Work for 2017’s Jumpers. He was diagnosed with ALS recently, and although the illness has rapidly limited his abilities, he has continued to contribute to creative work here in Utah.

He has directed for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Hale Center Theatre Orem, Hale Centre Theatre West Valley, Utah Valley University, Northcoast Repertory Theatre, Sundance Summer Theatre and Brigham Young University. Stage productions include Eurydice, The Fantasticks, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Rabbit Hole, and Frankenstein. His acting credits in movies and television shows range from Romeo and Juliet to 17 Miracles to Brigham City.

Lana Jardine

Lana Jardine is the past president of Utah Regional Ballet and a champion of the arts. As a member of the Arts Resource Council, she provides counsel and assistance in furthering the mission of the School of the Arts and its contributions to the arts community.

UMB’s Tribute show will also honor Shawn and Rebecca Covey, founders of Bridle Up Hope, and choreographer Bill Evans.

Dancers: Jennifer Christie, Luis Capetillo

October 26 & 27 in the Ragen Theater at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets range from $5 to $15. Click here to buy.