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Works from the masters of music and dance

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colorado Ballet will present a collection of works from the masters of music and dance showcasing our dancers’ artistry and athleticism in the spring of 2015!  Ballet MasterWorks will include Concerto Barocco, by choreographer George Balanchine and music by Johann Sebastian Bach; Fancy Free, choreographed by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein; and a work to be announced.

Colorado Ballet received rave reviews by audiences and critics alike when it first performed a Ballet MasterWorks production in 2013.  According to Artistic Director Gil Boggs, "When we performed the first Ballet MasterWorks to works by Balanchine, Val Caniparoli and Glen Tetley in spring 2013, we really pushed our dancers and musicians.  Our performers have tremendous talent and that is why it was so important to me to present another collection of challenging works like this again.  You don’t need to go to New York or San Francisco to see ballet of this caliber, you can see it right here in Denver with Colorado Ballet."

Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets go on sale July 15.  Click here for more information.

Check out a preview of Colorado Ballet's Ballet MasterWorks:

This video features photos of artists of Colorado Ballet in the 2013 production of Ballet MasterWorks, photos by Mike Watson.

Presenting a holiday classic

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer is coming, the temperatures are rising and to cool ourselves off, we are already starting to think of indoor blizzards and Colorado's favorite holiday tradition, Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker!

Season subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers can get Nutcracker tickets at 25% off with a subscription purchase.  Single tickets for the 54th annual production of The Nutcracker go on sale July 15.  For more information about The Nutcracker or our other great 2014-2015 productions, click here.

Here is a little preview of The Nutcracker to cool you off this summer:

This video includes images of artists of Colorado Ballet, photos by Mike Watson.

Limited engagement Dracula tickets ahead of the general public

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Colorado Ballet will perform a limited engagement of Dracula for one-weekend only, opening on Halloween night!  This spine-tingling Gothic horror classic is a crowd favorite and shows are expected to fill quickly.  You can get your Dracula tickets before the general public has the chance to buy them on July 15 by becoming a subscriber to Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season.  Subscriptions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the Wolf, but subscribers can purchase their tickets to Dracula or Colorado's favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker when they purchase their subscriptions, which are available now!

Subscribers also receive the 25% subscriber discount on tickets to Dracula and The Nutcracker along with the discount to the rest of the subscription package.  Sink your teeth into this passionate and deliciously macabre ballet by reserving your seats today.  Click here to become a season subscriber.

Watch a preview of Colorado Ballet's upcoming production of Dracula, featuring artists of Colorado Ballet:

Season subscriptions and single tickets

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Season subscriptions for Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season are on sale now.  If you are an existing subscriber, you have until July 1, 2014 to keep your seats.  If you are a new subscriber, you can get your seats before the general public has a chance to buy them.

Click here to renew your subscription.

Click here to become a new subscriber.

Season subscribers receive:

  • 25% off all performances
  • free ticket exchanges
  • the best seats ahead of the general public
  • invitation to exclusive subscriber events
The 2014-2015 season includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the Wolf.  Single tickets go on sale to the general public on July 15.

Check out a preview of our season opener, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," featuring images of artists of Colorado Ballet:

Preparing for Summer Intensive

Friday, June 06, 2014

In about a week and a half, Colorado Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program begins.  Throughout the duration of the program, more than 150 students from all over the US and the world will train at Colorado Ballet from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., six days a week.  With such an intense schedule, we wanted to help participating students prepare before they arrive.  If you are participating in Summer Intensive, please read your acceptance packet for a checklist of items to bring and additional information you will need to know before you start the program.  We want to make sure that all participants stay healthy during their time with us.

We feel that healthy eating and sufficient rest is essential to succeeding in our program.  As such, we will monitor the general well-being of all participants.

Nutrition is very important during Summer Intensive and all students will need to bring lunch (provided by DU if they are housing) and snacks with them every day.  It is difficult to focus on Pliés on an empty stomach, so please bring nutritious snacks and avoid snacks and lunches that include nuts, peanut butter or other nut butters due to the number of students with severe nut allergies.  Water is also very important, so bring a water bottle and hydrate frequently.  Students from a lower altitude should drink more water to help avoid headaches and altitude sickness.  It will take a few days to acclimate to Denver’s 5,280 feet above sea level!

Rest is also a key factor in recovering from the intense training.  Students in the dorms will adhere to strict lights out policies, but students who are not staying in the dorms should also make sure to get enough sleep, at least 8-9 hours every night.

Injuries are a common concern for dancers and we want to ensure that all of our participants are healthy and injury free.  As such, we reserve the right to stop any student from participating and ask for a doctor, physical therapist or other medical professional to evaluate any injury before allowing the student to return to classes.  Please understand that this precaution is to prevent injuries to our students.  We will have a physical therapist and massage therapist available by appointment to help our students work on and prevent injuries.  Please check your acceptance packet for more information about the physical therapist and massage therapist.

We want all of our Summer Intensive students to have a healthy and productive time during the program.  We look forward to seeing you at Summer Intensive!

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Summer open classes for adults and teens start on Monday!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Colorado Ballet Academy offers many different open classes for adult and teen students who wish to have a flexible and less intensive training experience.  Summer open classes run June 2-August 9, 2014 and will take place at the Colorado Ballet studios at 1278 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203.  We will be moving to our new location at some point this summer, but we will announce more details of the move on our website, social media channels and via e-mails.  For now, all summer classes will remain at the existing studios.  Adult and teen open classes include:

Adult Absolute Beginners Ballet
Fridays 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Never taken a ballet class before but have always wanted to try?  This is the perfect class for you!  Learn ballet basics in this class for absolute ballet beginners.  Students can join at any point during the summer!

Adult Beginning Ballet
Mondays 5:30-7 p.m. or Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Suitable for the beginner adult as well as students who would like to work in a slower paced environment. This class progresses slowly and is open to adult beginners at any point in the summer. Students are encouraged to follow more experienced students as well as ask questions when needed.

Intermediate Ballet
Mondays 5:30-7 p.m. or Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. or Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.
This is an intermediate ballet class for adults and teens who have had some ballet training.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet
Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. or Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. or Fridays 6-7:30 p.m.
Welcomes students teen through adult with at least three years of committed ballet training. This class, like all of our open classes, are subject to the needs of the overall attendees of each class. Students attending this class are expected to know basic barre and center vocabulary as well as simple petite allegro, pirouettes, combinations from the corner and grand allegro.

Open program pricing:

  • Drop in per class - $15
  • 4 class punch card - $57
  • 10 class punch card - $125
To register for any of these classes, please click here to download a registration form and bring it with you to your first day of classes or arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class to fill out a registration form in the Academy office.

Academy Children's Summer Programs start on Monday

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Children's Programs start on Monday, June 2 and run throughout the summer until August 14! The classes are for children ages 3-16 and will take place at Colorado Ballet's studios.  Colorado Ballet will move to its new location this summer, but for now, all classes and intensives will take place at our current studios at 1278 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203.  We will let you know on our website, social media channels and via e-mail when we move to our new location at 11th and Santa Fe Drive later this summer.

For prices or to register for any of these classes, visit  A few of the camps are full, but there is still time to register for the other great classes this summer!  Here are the summer children's programs:

Pre-Intensive Program
Ages 7-12
Dates: June 2-6, 2014 | June 9-13, 2014 - Full | July 28-August 1, 2014 | August 4-8, 2014
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our pre-intensive program is designed to prepare students to participate in the full 6 week intensive and build a solid foundation in ballet technique. Classes include ballet, modern, jazz , choreography, stretch, and history of dance to provide a well rounded day of dance. Each day will include a ballet class with the other disciplines alternated though the week. This program provides a semi-intensive experience.

Creative Dance
Ages 3-4
Dates: June 2-6, 2014 | July 28-August 1, 2014 | August 4-8, 2014
|Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This very popular program for young children explores various forms of movement through imaginative games, songs, music and rhythmical patterns as well as encourages taking turns and direction from the teacher. Students are also led in dance inspired crafts, story time and snack time.

Boy's Creative Dance
Ages 3-
Dates: June 9-13, 2014
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This class takes boys on a journey to the jungle and beyond, where we learn to jump like a cheetah and slither like a snake. Through imaginative games, music, rhythmical patterns and fun, dance takes shape in this class. Students are also led in dance inspired crafts, story time and snack time.

Ballet Princess Camp
Ages 4-5
June 2-5, 2014 | June 9-12, 2014 - full | July 28-31, 2014 | August 11-14, 2014
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The classic princesses featured prominently in the world of ballet come to life in this camp. Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Beauty and the Beast are some of the ballets that we will explore. We’ll listen to music, create ballet dances and make crafts inspired by these different princesses. Snack breaks included!

Sleeping Beauty Fairy Camp
Ages 5-6
June 2-5, 2014 | June 9-12, 2014 | July 28-31, 2014 - almost full
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

There are 11 fairies in The Sleeping Beauty ballet! We’ll read about them, listen to some of their music, create a dance and craft inspired by them. Snack break included!

Boys Movement
Ages 6-8
August 11-14, 2014
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This class takes boys on a journey to the jungle and beyond, where we learn to jump like a cheetah and slither like a snake. Through imaginative games, music, rhythmical patterns and fun, dance takes shape in this class. Students are also led in dance inspired crafts, story time and snack time.

Boys Introduction to Dance
Ages 9-11
June 9-13, 2014
Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

An introduction and exploration of movement and dance in a supportive environment. This program will provide opportunity to try different forms of dance such as tap, jazz, modern and ballet as well as body conditioning.

Dancing Days
Ages 7-9
August 4-8, 2014
Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ballet, modern, jazz, choreography and stretch classes will provide a well rounded day of dance. Each day will include a ballet class with the other disciplines alternated though the week. This program is designed to introduce students to a variety of dance training.

New Building Tour 2014

Thursday, May 08, 2014

This is a walk through tour of Colorado Ballet's new home, currently under construction in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

For more information on Colorado Ballet's new home, visit

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Colorado Ballet Academy at the History Colorado Center!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Colorado Ballet Academy students perform at

the History Colorado Center in 2013

Make this Mother’s Day extra special by treating your mom to a Colorado Ballet Academy event, hosted by the History Colorado Center. At 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11 students from the Colorado Ballet Academy will put on a dazzling performance inspired by renowned dancers Alicia Alonso and Alessandra Ferri. This intimate production will be danced to music from the classical ballets of Giselle and Romeo and Juliet, and will also feature a new work created especially for this Mother’s Day!

The Academy will present three different pieces, from students of Levels 1, 3, and 4. Carolina Pahde, one of the Academy’s choreographers, has said that the new work in this year’s collection will feature a special solo performance inspired by the popular 2013 animated film Frozen.

Colorado Ballet Academy is thrilled to be participating this year in the third annual Mother’s Day event at History Colorado. Visitor Experience Coordinator of the History Colorado Center, Alison Salutz says, “Each year, we invite families to the museum for brunch and a performance, and we're excited to have Colorado Ballet Academy dancers participating in this event; we will also have another performance that day by the Rocky Mountain Youth Dance Foundation, so it will be a day of dance!”

The cost of the performance is free, with museum admission - adults are $12, seniors and students are $10, and children are $8. However, if you are planning to attend the brunch buffet prior to the performance, the total cost including both the brunch and the performance will be $35 for adults and $15 for children. The brunch will feature a selection of salads, oven-roasted sirloin, salmon en croute, frittata, breakfast pastries, a waffle bar and more! Adult tickets will also include one mimosa or sparkling cider.

Seating for the brunch will be at 1 p.m., followed by the Colorado Ballet Academy dance performance at 3:30 p.m. Please note that reservations for the brunch are required by Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The History Colorado Center is located at 1200 Broadway, Denver and parking for this event can be found at the Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th and Broadway, or in the public parking garage located directly north of the History Colorado Center.

So why should you attend this event over the other Mother’s Day happenings around Denver? It’s not every day that you get to be a part of a live ballet performed inside the designated steward of Colorado history. Show your support to the students of Colorado Ballet Academy. The Colorado Ballet Academy is committed to excellence in dance education and provides the highest quality of dance training available in the state. Spending your afternoon in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District, while enjoying a spectacular brunch and an exclusive dance performance will surely make for an unforgettable day of honoring your mother!

For more information on the History Colorado Center, please visit

For more information on the Colorado Ballet Academy, please visit

Dancing With Our Stars: Maria Mosina & Ed Venerable

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Maria Mosina and Ed Venerable, President, Paragon Homes Inc.


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