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Colorado Ballet's 2016-2017 season will see Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs in his 11th season with the Company. As a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York, Boggs boasts an illustrious dance career spanning 21 years. He has worked with and studied under some of ballet's greatest, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Paul Taylor.
Colorado Ballet's 2016-2017 season opened with the classical masterpiece Swan Lake in October 2016 and will close with the children's classic The Little Mermaid in April 2017. The season also included the 56th annual production of The Nutcracker. Additionally, in February 2017, Colroado Ballet will perform Ballet MasterWorks, a repertory production featuring works by the masters of music and dance including Firebird by Yuri Possokhov and music by Igor Stravinsky; Serenade by George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky; and Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián with music by Mozart. In addition, Colorado Ballet also performed at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater in August 2016.
Colorado Ballet consists of 30 professional dancers with diverse backgrounds. The dancers come from all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Cuba, Canada, France, Ireland and the United States. Additionally, the Company has more than 20 members of the Studio Company, which provides young dancers with training and performance opportunities as a start into a professional career in ballet.
Each season, the Company performs a varied season of classical and contemporary ballets in Denver. In 2009, Colorado Ballet received the Colorado Masterpieces program to tour Colorado's Front Range. The program was funded by the Colorado Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through their American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius initiative.
In August 2014, Colorado Ballet moved into its new home The Armstrong Center for Dance in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe near Downtown Denver. Click here to read more.
In 2016, Colorado Ballet won the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, beating out more than 80 Nutcracker-themed productions to become the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. Click here to read more.
Photos: Top - Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Swan Lake" by Mike Watson; Bottom left - Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Nutcracker" by Mike Watson; Bottom right - Dana Benton and Domenico Luciano in "Wolfgang (for Webb)" in "Ballet Director's Choice" - by Mike Watson
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