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About Colorado Ballet

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating nearly 60 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and innovative dance in Denver.  Colorado Ballet is a multi-faceted institution, encompassing a 30 member professional performing company, a studio company for advanced dance students who aspire to professional careers in dance, an Academy instructing the next generation of dancers, and an amazing education and community engagement department that enables thousands to experience the magic of dance.


Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gil Boggs and his artistic team, Colorado Ballet remains committed to producing the highest quality dance.  Colorado Ballet's performance seasons feature technically-challenging classical ballet with innovative contemporary works and premieres.  The performance seasons stay true to Boggs’ artistic vision of presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance.


The education and community engagement programs serve in-need students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners in Colorado.  These programs make more than 35,000 contacts each year in 225 schools and organizations.


Colorado Ballet Academy provides training to students ages 1 1/2 through adult, beginner through professional. The Academy has honed the dance skills of thousands of students and started the careers of many professional dancers. The Academy provides the highest quality dance training to all students in a professional environment.


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  • SCFD
  • Colorado Ballet Auxiliary
  • Pura Vida
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Denver Post Community Foundation
  • KeyBank