For the first time in its 53 year history, Colorado Ballet will own its home. In January 2013, we purchased a building located at 11th and Santa Fe with a bridge loan. We are currently renovating the 100-year-old building and move in mid-2014. The renovated 30,000 square foot building will give the professional Company and the Academy room to grow.
Colorado Ballet will continue to present performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts but its new rehearsal and training facility will:
With a goal of $6.5 million, we have raised $4.4 million as of January 2014, but we need your support!
All donations to the capital campaign will qualify for the 25% Enterprise Zone tax credit. Additionally, all donations over $5,000 will appear on a donor recognition wall. Here is an example of what the donor wall in the new building could look like (image courtesy of Kansas City Ballet):
Make a difference today when you:
Show your support of Colorado Ballet’s new home by purchasing a brick and display your name, family’s name, or buy a brick in honor or memory of someone. Purchasing a larger brick will allow you to include more text or a symbol with your message. The inscribed bricks will be arranged outside the west entry to the building. Demonstrate your ongoing support of Colorado Ballet by sponsoring a brick.
Each 4x8 inch brick--$250
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Each 8x8 inch brick--$500
3 lines of text allowed. An optional symbol can be added instead of 1 line of text. Choose from the following symbols: Female Dancer, Male Dancer, Child Dancer, Cross, Star of David, Treble Clef or Heart. For text, maximum 20 characters per line including spaces and punctuation lower case/mixed case. ALL UPPER CASE characters maximum 16 characters per line. Click here
Symbol options for 8x8 bricks
$2,500 per seat
The new building will feature a black box theater with approximately 150 telescoping seats to host small in-house performances. We anticipate many performances throughout the year from community arts groups, special events, our Academy showcases, our company dancers, patron shows etc. An engraved name plaque will be riveted to the seat top, back or armrest, depending on the style of seat we install. Sponsor a seat and display your name, family’s name, or sponsor a seat in honor or memory of someone. Demonstrate your ongoing support of Colorado Ballet by sponsoring a seat. Click here
For more information about Colorado Ballet’s new building fundraising campaign, please contact Merry Logan, Capital Campaign Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new building will have eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and improved amenities for the professional Company including locker rooms and showers as well as a physical therapy room. Colorado Ballet will also have its own black box theater performance space with 150 telescoping seats.
The new building and increased number of studios will allow the Academy to offer more dance classes for adults and children. Our new building will have safer, more convenient student drop-off and increased parking in the neighborhood. The new Academy location will also feature a parent and student lounge and a retail dance boutique.
Anchoring the north end of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, our new building is located in a thriving cultural neighborhood. Our new location will increase awareness about the Company, Academy and our nationally-renowned education and outreach programs.
Colorado Ballet’s new home will encourage world-class dance to flourish in Colorado and enhance the training of the next generation of dancers.