From Houston to Boise

How small is the dance world? Check it out: Last week at Ballet Idaho, Afshin Mofid, a former New York City Ballet soloist now a chiropractor in Boise, showed up for Act II “Swan Lake” rehearsal. He’s doing the role of Master of Ceremonies, who directs traffic and orchestrates the variation performances.

When he tried on his costume, the label inside read “Trey McIntyre.”

McIntyre, who now heads the Trey McIntyre Project, his own international dance company in Boise, was the first one to wear the costume when he was a student at resident choreographer at Houston Ballet, the company that first owned the costumes. You will see them on stage at the Morrison Center, when Ballet Idaho performs “Swan Lake” April 12-13.

The label for the "Swan Lake" Master of Ceremonies costume.

The label for the “Swan Lake” Master of Ceremonies costume.

Ballet Idaho rented the costumes from Ben Stevenson’s Texas Ballet Theater. Stevenson is the former artistic director of Houston Ballet and now heads TBT in Fort Worth.

Ballet Idaho’s ‘Swan Lake’: 8 p.m. April 12; 2 and 8 p.m. April 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37, $42 and $57. Select-a-Seat. For more information go to

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