Journal of Undergraduate Research


ballerina, Kamilla, ballet, dance


Fine Arts and Communications




At the beginning of Fall semester 2016, I discussed the possibility of composing music for an original ballet with Elise Meiners, an adjunct professor for the BYU Dance Department. She agreed to choreograph the ballet and together we assembled a production team. Daniel Schwicht, a BYU student, joined the team as the artistic designer. Spencer Duncan, then BYU theatre student joined as the dramaturg. The production team met weekly during that semester to develop an original story to be told in the form of a 30 minute ballet. Shayla Bott, the Ballet Area Administer agreed to mentor the project and assist in the process of applying for university grants. Thanks to her help, the project received funding from both Laycock and ORCA grants.