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Day of Dance 2022. Photo by Jamie Kraus

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.

DEMI MEMBERSHIP

$120/Year or $10/Month

  • Exclusive donor e-newsletter
  • Single ticket to four Backstage Barre Signature Events
  • Invitation to pre-performance talks at select performances
  • Access to exclusive cash bar opening night of four productions*
    *does not apply to The Nutcracker

GRAND MEMBERSHIP

$360/Year or $30/Month
Demi Membership Benefits plus:

  • Invitation to Premier Society Reception and Rehearsal Event for Cinderella
  • One complimentary community Adult Dance Class
  • Invitation to a private tour of Colorado Ballet Studios and Costume Shop
  • Access to 50% off The One Gala tickets (Limit two $250 tickets)
  • Qualify an additional state income tax benefit through the Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
  • Name listed in season program

2022/2023 SEASON EVENTS

taco tuesday meet up!

-Tuesday, September 13, 2022
-6:00pm
-A chance to meet the Backstage Barre Board, network with fellow members, and learn more about the 2022/23 season. 
-Otravez Cantina on the 16th Street Mall 

 

DRACULA OPENING NIGHT PRIVATE BAR

- Friday, October 7, 2023
- Loge Bar at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
- Pre-Show and Intermission
- Demi and Grand Members

TOUR OF COLORADO BALLET STUDIOS & COSTUME SHOP

- Tuesday, November 15, 2022
-6:30pm
- Exclusive tour of Colorado Ballet’s rehearsal spaces and extensive costume collection. You don’t want to miss tutu alley!
- Grand Members

jingle & mingle HOLIDAY PARTY

Jingle & Mingle at the annual Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and Backstage Barre Holiday PartyJoin us in the Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for festive drinks, holiday treats, and an exclusive opportunity to meet Colorado Ballet’s world-famous break-dancing mice from The Nutcracker. This annual tradition is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate with your fellow ballet enthusiasts.

- Tuesday, December 6, 2022
- 6:30pm-8:30pm
- Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
- Current members of Backstage Barre receive one complimentary ticket included with their membership.
- Colorado Ballet Auxiliary members may purchase tickets for $20 each. 
- Additional tickets for guests may also be purchased for $20 each. 

Reserve Tickets

DAY OF DANCE

- Join fellow Backstage Barre members and the Education and Community Engagement Department for a series of casual back-to-back dance classes, drinks, appetizers and mingling at our Day of Dance event.
- Saturday, January 21, 2023
- 6:00pm-9:00pm
- $25 non-member price; complimentary to current Backstage Barre members. 

LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS OPENING NIGHT PRIVATE BAR

- Friday, February 3, 2023
- Loge Bar at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
- Pre-Show and Intermission
- Demi and Grand Members

CINDERELLA PREMIER SOCIETY RECEPTION & REHEARSAL

- Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- 4:30pm-6:30pm
- Join us for light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the Loge bar followed by an exclusive dress rehearsal at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
- Grand Members

CINDERELLA OPENING NIGHT PRIVATE BAR

- Friday, March 10, 2023
- Loge Bar at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
- Pre-Show and Intermission
- Demi and Grand Members

MASTERWORKS OPENING NIGHT PRIVATE BAR

- Friday, April 14, 2023
- Loge Bar at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
- Pre-Show and Intermission
- Demi and Grand Members

the one GALA

The One Gala you don't want to miss!
- Thursday, April 20, 2023
- Grand Members are eligible for 50% off tickets (Limit two $250 tickets)

SCIENCE OF DANCE WITH GREG GONZALES

- May 2023
- Join us for an exclusive presentation from former Colorado Ballet Principal, Greg Gonzales, and see what it takes to become a world class ballet dancer!
- Demi and Grand Members

CRAFT & BOOZE

- Friday, June 17, 2023
- Backstage Barre’s signature event! Drinks, friends, comedy, and ballet insights!
- Demi and Grand Members

BACKSTAGE BARRE BOARD MEMBERS

Executive Board

Board Co-Chair
Mandi Horvath
Wildlife Biologist

Board Co-Chair
Lisa Strachan
Development Professional

Events Chair
Amanda Heersink
Technical Project Manager, Updater

Marketing Chair
Aubrey Tramontina
Marketing Account Manager

Board

Sam Buck
Bioinformatics Data Scientist, Invitae 

Courtney Candelaria
Senior Financial Operations Analyst, HCA Healthcare/Colorado Care Partners

Joe Daniels
Attorney, Sherman & Howard

Kelsey Johnson
Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs 

Megan McIver
Director of Client Services, Dietrich Partners

Charlotte Revol
Investment Manager, Walton Enterprises

Ashley Sabartinelli
Costumer Service & Social Media Management Professional

Karla Turner
Content Creator, University of Denver Division of Marketing and Communications

For more information, please contact the Advancement team.

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