Colorado Ballet Academy students receive professional classical ballet training and mentorship from our faculty members that extends beyond the dance studio. The Academy shapes students into well-rounded, dynamic dancers by empowering our students to freely and creatively express themselves while cultivating their technique and musicality. Our faculty is passionate about sharing the beautiful experience of this art form with our dancers and creating a unique space that transforms students into ballet artists.
Colorado Ballet Academy is grateful to train dancers who come from a variety of backgrounds. Students join our Academy at all ages and levels with unique goals and aspirations while sharing a passion for classical ballet. Academy students share a space with Colorado Ballet and experience unique opportunities to dance alongside, take class from, and begin their professional dance career with the Company.
At Colorado Ballet Academy, we believe that performing is crucial for developing artistry in young dancers, which is why we make performance opportunities a priority in our training curriculum. We provide regular performance opportunities at our in-house Black Box Theater, as well as an annual full-length classical production at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House each May. Colorado Ballet Academy students are given the opportunity to audition for and perform in Colorado Ballet’s productions each year. Through these performance opportunities at Colorado Ballet Academy students gain professional experience and develop important skills that empower them to step into their full potential.
Colorado Ballet Academy students train in our state-of-the-art facility in downtown Denver, a shared space with Colorado Ballet. Students study alongside our prestigious faculty and Company dancers, focusing on clarity in classical technique, musicality, and dynamic and honest artistry. Our curriculum is grounded in pure classical ballet training with elements of the Russian, French and Italian schools to produce seasoned dancers who thrive professionally under the diverse choreographic demands of dancers today. Colorado Ballet Academy welcomes all students to learn, dance and grow into the artist they’re meant to be.
The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy is Denver’s premier institute for classical ballet and official school of Colorado Ballet. Founded in 1951 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet Academy’s distinguished leadership includes Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs and Academy Director Erica Fischbach. Colorado Ballet Academy was named after long-time trustee, Raydean Acevedo, in the spring of 2018. We have been tremendously impacted by the commitment, passion and generosity of Raydean and are proud to honor her contributions to Colorado Ballet.
The main entrance to Colorado Ballet is through the parking lot on the 11th Ave side of the building.
Please note that the parking lot is for pick up and drop off only – all spaces are reserved for Colorado Ballet employees from 9am-6pm. Recommended parking is on neighboring streets.
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