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.


Craft & booze 

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
The Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204
Black Box Theatre

Join Backstage Barre as we Take a Peek Behind the Curtain. This year's annual Craft & Booze event will dive into all things that happen behind-the-scenes to bring Colorado Ballet's stunning performances to life. Join comedian and emcee Roger Haak as he interviews Colorado Ballet Company dancers and special guests from the wings of the stage in lighting, pyrotechnics, and more!

Light refreshments and snacks will be served including specialty crafted cocktails, exclusively provided by The Family Jones.

Tickets: $20 for non-members; complimentary for current Backstage Barre members


2021-2022 Benefits

  • 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

2022-2023 Benefits Coming Soon


$30/Month - All Previous Benefits from Demi Membership plus:
2021-2022 Benefits

  • 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)

2022-2023 Benefits Coming Soon

*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, please contact the Advancement team.

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