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Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs celebrated his 11th season with the Company during the 2016-2017 season. 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, Colorado Ballet performed 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's 2017-2018 season will officially open with Dracula by choreographer Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney in October 2017. Colorado Ballet will perform the 57th annual production of the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in November and December 2017. In February 2018, Colorado Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet with choreography by Derek Deane and music by Prokofiev. The company will close the season with Ballet Director's Choice, featuring Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire, Twyla Tharp's Brief Fling and a third work. Additionally, Colorado Ballet will perform twice at the Vail Dance Festival July-August 2017 in Vail, CO; at An Evening under the Stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater in August 2017; and at the Attitude on Santa Fe productions with new works choreographed by the dancers in the fall and spring.
Colorado Ballet consists of 31 professional dancers with diverse backgrounds. The dancers come from all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Cuba, Canada, France, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States. Additionally, the Company has more than 25 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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