John Frazer began his dance training with Atlanta Ballet and went on to graduate from the Ballet West Academy. John became a charter member of Ballet West II in 2004 under Jonas Kage and Peter Christie. In 2006, he joined Ballet West under Pamela Robinson-Harris, and later, Adam Sklute. In 2010 John moved to Ballet Idaho under Peter Anastos. He danced in Boise for five seasons before joining Ballet San Antonio, under the direction of Willy Shives, in 2015. In 2017, John was invited back to Ballet Idaho to reprise his role as Captain Hook.
John’s first formal arts training was in puppetry. As a student at Ballet West, he was recognized as an actor and given character roles. Later, at Ballet West, he regularly performed characters and danced corps and soloist roles by world renowned choreographers, including Sir Frederick Ashton, Glen Tetley, Twyla Tharp, and Ben Stevenson O.B.E. At Ballet Idaho and Ballet San Antonio, John performed many leading roles. His favorites include Captain Hook, Flower Festival, Stepsister, Drosselmeyer, and Sugar Plum Cavalier. He also originated the roles of Romeo (Romeo and Juliet) and Don Jose (Carmen). While with Ballet Idaho, John choreographed short adaptations of Phantom of the Opera (Daae) and Edgar Allan Poe’s Cask of Amontillado (Fortunato’s Cask). John is delighted to be back in Boise for the 2017/18 season.
Sponsored for the 2017/18 season by Teresa and Tom Killingsworth