Salt Lake City—As part of City Academy charter school’s annual Spring Art Share Program on April 5, students paid tribute to longtime Utah dance teacher, Rowland Butler. Butler passed away Feb. 14. Toward the end of his life, Butler taught dance at City Academy.
The event was held at City Academy, located at 555 E. 200 S. from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Butler was one of the founding dancers at Ballet West. He also helped launch the University of Utah’s musical theater program, where he taught ballet and theater classes (he also served as resident choreographer of Pioneer Theatre Company for 18 years).
City Academy’s Spring Art Share Program was free and open to the public. The evening began with a visual art gallery stroll at 6:15 p.m. At 6:45 p.m., doors to City Academy’s multi-purpose room opened for the 7 p.m. These performances included choir, theater, guitar and design students. The dance tribute to Butler was among these performances.
For more information about City Academy’s Art Share Program, call (801)596-8489.
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