The Christensen Centre, founded in 1986 and located in Murray, has changed its name to The Ballet Center in Murray.

The name change is in conjunction with the change to Russian ballet syllabus teaching, under the direction of Ala Chernova and Tony Grazulis, both emigres from the Soviet Union. Besides the traditions and methods of Russian ballet, classes will be taught in character and folk dance, and American jazz.The Ballet Center has formed a professional company, which will perform in Utah and surrounding states, and will continue to participate in Murray's Arts in the Park summer schedule.