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Registration is open for Colorado Ballet’s fall events

Friday, August 14, 2015

We’re back in full-swing here at Colorado Ballet, and we want you to get involved!  Check out our upcoming fall events.  We'll have more details on all of these events soon.

Attitude on Santa Fe
Saturday, September 19, 2015
6-8:30 p.m.
Armstrong Center for Dance
Cost: $75
Enjoy an elegant three-course dinner and wine followed by a fabulous performance in the black box theater, all for less than a night out on the town!

Behind the Scenes Luncheon – La Sylphide
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kevin Taylor’s at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $55 ($100 for both 2015-2016 luncheons)
Enjoy lunch, and hear from Principal Dancer Maria Mosina, who is celebrating her 20th season with Colorado Ballet! Then stay for a sneak peek of Colorado Ballet’s upcoming performance of La Sylphide.

Ladies at the Barre – La Sylphide
Friday, October 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance
Dinner: Nickel Restaurant
Performance: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $140
Enjoy a night out with dinner and Colorado Ballet’s performance of La Sylphide!

Click here to register for any of these upcoming events.

Colorado Ballet's 2015-2016 Season - Longer commercial

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is a longer video for Colorado Ballet's 2015-2016 season. The season includes La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland) and Ballet Director's Choice. Visit

The video includes Colorado Ballet dancers Dana Benton, Tracy Jones, Francisco Estevez, Maria Mosina and Kevin Gaël Thomas.

Colorado Ballet's 2015-2016 Season Commercial

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This is the 15 second commercial for Colorado Ballet's 2015-2016 season. The season will include La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland) and Ballet Director's Choice. Visit

The video features Colorado Ballet dancers Dana Benton, Francisco Estevez, Maria Mosina and Kevin Gaël Thomas.

Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market seeks artisans and craft vendors for 2015 event

Monday, August 03, 2015

Colorado Ballet is seeking artisans and craft vendors to participate in the first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will take place November 5-8, 2015 in a heated tent in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver at 16th and Arapahoe Streets.

The market will consist of an upscale retail market, with additional artisan and high-end craft booths.  In addition to the holiday market, Colorado Ballet will host other events and activities including a private kick-off cocktail party, four Breakfast with Santa events, a food court with a variety of food trucks, and live music by local chorale and music groups.

“Colorado Ballet takes great pride in hosting our first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will kick-off the holiday season in Denver,” said Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Colorado Ballet Special Events and Boutique Manager.  “The Nutcracker Market will showcase the best Denver has to offer for holiday gift ideas with great entertainment and holiday festivities.”

The event will be held annually during the first weekend of November in Downtown Denver and will benefit Colorado Ballet and its affiliate programs.

For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Special Events and Boutique Manager, at 303-339-1717 or

For more information on the Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, visit

Nutcracker Market

Beware of ticket scammers!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Single tickets to Colorado Ballet's 2015-2016 season went on sale on July 15 and we wanted to remind our patrons to beware of ticket scammers.  Colorado Ballet sells tickets on our own website, and through our partners at Altitude Tickets (formerly known as TicketHorse),  We encourage patrons to only buy tickets through these two websites.  Occasionally, we will also sell tickets to select performances through Goldstar, Travelzoo and LivingSocial.

Colorado Ballet does not partner with or endorse other ticketing services and we cannot guarantee the quality of ticketing services through other ticketing vendors.  We have heard complaints from patrons who have purchased through other sites, especially when it comes to extra fees.  Please be aware that Colorado Ballet does not charge additional fees when you select the print-at-home option on our website.  So, a $30 ticket is only $30 through print-at-home.  (The only additional ticketing fees we charge are for mailed tickets, will call or exchanges.)

Here are the 2015-2016 ticket prices:

  • Pointe Circle - $155
  • Spotlight Circle - $120
  • A Seating - $90
  • B Seating - $75
  • C Seating - $50
  • D Seating - $30

If a ticketing vendor wants to charge you much higher prices for these tickets or add on exorbitant handling fees, be suspicious!  We want our patrons to have a great experience before and during performances, so don't be fooled by ticket scammers.

We hope you enjoy Colorado Ballet this season!  Get your tickets today as shows and price levels will sell out (some price levels of The Nutcracker are already running out of seats).  Click here to purchase tickets for our 2015-2016 season: La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland), and Ballet Director's Choice.

Check out our 15/16 promotional images!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tracy Jones, Francisco Estevez and Dana Benton for "La Sylphide"

Francisco Estevez for "The Nutcracker"

Maria Mosina for "Alice (in Wonderland)"

Dana Benton and Kevin Gaël Thomas for "Ballet Director's Choice"

All photos are by Allen Birnbach.

Colorado Ballet dancer will take over our social media channels during the Vail International Dance Festival

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Be sure to follow Colorado Ballet's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts this weekend and next weekend when our dancer Tracy Jones does a social media takeover during the Vail International Dance Festival!  See what life is like for our dancers behind the scenes up in Vail!


Tracy Jones by Francisco Estevez Photography

Gala and Academy performance photos available

Friday, May 22, 2015

Photos from Colorado Ballet's Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Custom Creations Photography:!i=4072725036&k=qskBdNH

Buckstein plays for Arts with Altitude patrons
Photo by Custom Creations Photography


Photos from Colorado Ballet Academy's Spring Performance on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Francisco Estevez Photography:

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography


Colorado Ballet - Setting the Barre

Monday, May 18, 2015

This video includes photos and videos of artists of Colorado Ballet, students from Colorado Ballet Academy and students in our education and outreach programs.

The video originally aired at the Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16, 2015.

Colorado Ballet silent auction now online

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Find some great deals, and support Colorado Ballet in the process! Join our auction and discover fabulous trips, one-of-a-kind art, the hottest restaurants in Denver, and more!

Bid between May 11-16 (closes at 9:30pm on the 16th) online at

See all of these items in person at the Arts with Altitude Gala this Saturday, May 16.  For more information, visit


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