One of Ballet West's prima ballerinas, Lisa Lamana Rickman, has become the advanced instructor of ballet at The Utah Academy of the Performing Arts in Provo.

Though still involved with Ballet West's performances, Rickman wanted to assist those pursuing a dance career. Her classes are still available, and she encourages all who are interested to contact The Utah Academy of the Performing Arts. "Ballet is a visual art and one should constantly be working to make it better and better," Rickman said.Rickman's classes not only include the instruction of dance but also provide information concerning ballet shoe care, hints for performing and regimented physical training that only a current performer can provide.

For further information call the Utah Academy of Performing Arts at 373-6721.