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Raymond Van Mason is an independent choreographer and master teacher, as well as the Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre. He was a Principal Artist with Ballet West (Salt Lake City, UT) where he danced many leading roles in the ballet classics Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, as well as many others, Smuin’s Romeo and Juliet, Stevenson’s Cinderella, Caniparoli’s Ophelia, White Mourning and Ladies of the Camellias, Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina, Hynd’s Rosalinda, and contemporary favorites such as Canfield’s Equinox, Taylor’s Company B, Marks’ Lark Ascending, Butler’s Carmina Burana, as well as many, many other ballets. While with Ballet West he toured throughout the United States and performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has danced as a guest artist with The Stars of the San Francisco Ballet in Marsielle, France, with the Charleston Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, Ballet Etudes, the National Society of Arts and Letters 50th Anniversary Celebration, DanceWest Ballet, as well as numerous arts festivals. His choreographic credits include four world premiere ballets for Ballet West – Seasons, Lady Guinevere, Transparencies and Desert as a Rose, commissioned for the Utah State Centennial celebration. In 1998, Mason was invited to choreograph for Ballet Pacifica’s Choreographic Project and in 1999, he was asked to join Ballet Pacifica as Ballet Master, Teacher, Choreographer and Dancer. While with Ballet Pacifica he choreographed two works – Reve