What Is Backstage Barre

Colorado Ballet’s Backstage Barre is a group of young professionals dedicated to growing a new generation of ballet enthusiasts through approachable access to a diverse program of events, behind-the-scenes education, and community engagement.

A Message from backstage Barre

Your commitment to the arts in Denver is more critical than ever before. Now is a time when Backstage Barre’s mission, to grow a new generation of ballet enthusiasts, becomes nearer and dearer to our members and community. Your membership support continues to spread the joy, the beauty, the grace, and the athleticism of ballet for seasons to come.

Please know that Backstage Barre plans to have all events listed below whether they are in-person or virtual. No one will miss out on our Backstage Barre season! All tax receipts for memberships will be adjusted based on the 21-22 event schedule and ticket pricing.


Great things coming soon!



  • 20% off performance tickets
  • Single ticket to three Backstage Barre Events
  • Exclusive access to Backstage Barre Holiday Party
  • Be in the know – such as virtual rehearsals, donor podcast and other insider events
  • Virtual Gala ticket


$30/Month - All Previous Benefits from Demi Membership plus:

  • Invitation to a receptions/rehearsal – behind the scenes
  • Single ticket voucher for a season performance of your choice*
  • Invitation to a post-show party – with the artists
  • Access to 2021 Gala $150 Gala tickets (Limit two tickets)

*In order to redeem your ticket voucher, members can login to their account,
select the performance of interest and the voucher will automatically apply!


Executive Board

Board Co-Chair
Lisa Strachan
Development Manager, Celebrate the Beat

Board Co-Chair
Mandi Horvath
Wildlife Biologist

Events Chair
Amanda Heersink
Technical Project Manager, Updater

Finance Chair
Liz Buckley
Senior Tax Analyst, Advanced Energy Industries

Governance Chair
Kisha Blanton
Development and Administrative Coordinator, Denver Zoo

Marketing Chair
Samantha Parris
Associate Design Director, Compass

Membership Chair
Noemi Nunez
Co-Owner and Lead Teacher, Yoga Pod Lowry
Risk Manager, RK Industries LLC


Liz Coolman
Agile Solutions Professional, Kenzan

Kelsey Johnson
Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs

Adrienne Kovac
Legal Counsel, Guild Education

Charlotte Revol
Investment Manager, Walton Enterprises

Lene Sabin Nichols
Finance & Accounting Manager, Mile High Youth Corps

Zach Smith
Research Analyst, Marisco Capital Managment

Stephanie Sun
Business Consulting Senior Manager, EY

Aubrey Tramontina
Marketing Account Manager

For more information on supporting Colorado Ballet, please contact or  303-339-1618.

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