The Colorado Ballet Auxiliary is dedicated to the support of one of the nation’s premier dance companies.  Established in 1986, the Auxiliary is a vital cultural force in the arts community.

Through its programs, the Auxiliary solely benefits Colorado Ballet by promoting support and appreciation of ballet. Its primary goals include developing future audiences through children’s programs and providing financial support for dance opportunities in schools throughout the metropolitan region.



The Sugarplum program is a memorable tradition for second grade girls and a long-standing social event in Denver. A season of fun, friendship, and ballet appreciation culminates with The Sugarplum Ball followed by an on-stage presentation at the Colorado Ballet's magical performance of The Nutcracker. There are many group activities for the Sugarplums including the mother-daughter tea, an ice skating outing with their dads, a holiday party and the Sugarplum Ball.


The Sugarplum Alum program continues as part of the Sugarplum program. During this second year of the Sugarplum program, these third grade girls attend The Sugarplum Ball and actually perform on stage in one of the Colorado Ballet's performances of The Nutcracker.



Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, in collaboration with Colorado Ballet, is proud to announce our exciting dance appreciation and social activities club for boys and girls in 3rd, 4th & 5th grades.

Stagedoor is a terrific way for kids to participate in fun social activities, meet kids from other schools and experience the excitement of going backstage for each ballet performance. The kids are dropped off at the Ellie Caulkins Stagedoor to begin an amazing theatrical experience backstage with Colorado Ballet; starting with a pre-show rehearsal by the dancers followed by a session learning about the many elements that go into creating live performance.

The program is designed for a 2-3 year participation with each year featuring new backstage experiences while promoting friendship and a fun appreciation of dance.

Day of Dance, the year-end finale will feature different styles of dance each year. The kids will have fun learning hip hop, jazz, African dance, ballet, line dancing, Bollywood or even flash mob!

For more information, please contact the Advancement team.