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Student Matinee

The day before a production’s premiere, our doors are open for students to see the final dress rehearsal in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For a heavily discounted price, student groups are invited to experience ballet first hand, complete with full costumes, make-up, sets, lighting and sound. Then the curtain opens and the magic begins!

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RESERVE A SPOT

To request a spot for any of the productions, your school must fill out the reservation request form after clicking the register button for the matinee below (emails will not be considered). 

Please look at the instructions page on how to register your school here before completing the registration form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

10 is the minimum amount of seats that may be requested for all student matinee performances (5 students MINIMUM). Requests that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

**Please note: this is a reservation REQUEST form. Completing this request does not guarantee your school seats at your selected matinee. Once reviewed, submissions will receive
either an acceptance email with info on how to pay for seats
or a waitlist notification.**

JEKYLL & HYDE

2/1/24 at 10:00 AM 
Run time: 2h35 (includes one intermission)
Recommended for ages 13+
Colorado Ballet will treat audiences to a Denver premiere of the full-length ballet Jekyll & Hyde. Inspired by the classic Gothic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, choreographer Val Caniparoli’s neoteric production explores the human psyche and capacity for both good and evil. Set to the music of acclaimed composers Frédéric Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Henryk Górecki, Wojciech Kilar and Henryk Wieniawski, Jekyll & Hyde premiered in 2020 and features scenic and costume design by David Israel Reynoso.

COPPÉLIA

3/7/24 at 10:30 AM
Run time: 2h20 (includes two intermissions)
For the first time in 15 years, Colorado Ballet will present Coppélia, a widely acclaimed ballet based on two short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Renowned for its charming blend of humor and classical sensibility, Coppélia is a whimsical story of love and mistaken identity. Colorado Ballet’s adaptation features original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon, staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia and Maria Mosina, set to the music of Léo Delibes.

BALLET MASTERWORKS

4/11/24 at 12:30 PM 
Run time: TBD
Open to ages 10+, recommended for performing arts or dance programs, additional programming included, limited availability
Colorado Ballet’s 63rd Season concludes with Ballet MasterWorks. Audiences will see the return of George Balanchine’s scintillating masterpiece Rubies, choreographed to the music of Igor Stravinsky. The 2023/2024 Season’s annual repertory production will also feature a new work and a third ballet yet to be announced.
Cost (one free chaperone per 10 students registered)
  • Title 1 or 91%-100% FRL Rate = $0 - NO COST
  • 76% - 90% FRL Rate = $5
  • 0% - 755% FRL Rate = $10
  • Home Schools, dance studios, private schools, other organizations = $20
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

Try Ballet! Movement Break - 8-10 minutes - Recorded Only - $30/class*
On-demand recorded movement video sent to you for your class to try out some of the movements seen in the student matinee performance.

Movement Storytime - 30-45 minutes - $75/class*
Taught by one of Colorado Ballet's Teaching Artists, students will bring the story of the ballet to life with movement!

Get Some Answers and Become Dancers - 45-60 minutes - $100/class*
Students will learn the history behind ballet, typical theater etiquette (and how it applies watching from home), and get to try some ballet moves themselves.

Q&A with a Dancer - Pending Availability - 45-60 minutes - $150/class*
Students will get to ask questions and get answers from one of Colorado Ballet's professional dancers and learn a few ballet basics from the dancers themselves!

*Scholarships available

If interested in booking any of these opportunities, please indicate on your registration form and/or contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

2023/2024 Student Matinee Series

2023-2024 Season coming soon!

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I had so much fun and it was even better than I had expected. The dancing was incredible and the music was equally amazing. I wanted to learn more than I knew and I did. I’m hoping to see more ballets in the future.

– Middle School Student

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