Interview with returning company member, John Frazer.
Ballet Idaho: You were a company member from 2010 to 2015. What have you been up to the last two years and what brought you back to Ballet Idaho?
John Frazer: In the two years that I’ve been away, I danced with Ballet San Antonio as well as several independent shows. I was offered the role of “Hook” for Peter Anastos’ Peter Pan this past spring and was very excited to be given a full time spot with the company.
BI: What is something that might surprise our audience about your job as a ballet dancer?
JF: Well we wish each other the best by swearing in French. (A dancer’s traditional “good luck wish” is the French word merde.)
BI: What are you most looking forward to this season?
JF: I’m most looking forward to working with all my friends and the Idaho dancers again!
BI: You are one of the featured choreographers for NewDance fall, how did you first begin as a choreographer?
JF: I first really started thinking about choreography when I was at Ballet West and they started their now annual “Innovations” program. It is similar to Ballet Idaho’s NewDance but I didn’t actually have my first attempt until several years ago with Boise Dance Co-op.
We look forward to seeing John on stage for the 2017/18 season!