Colorado Ballet Announces Dancer Promotions Ahead of 2022/2023 Season Opening
Denver, CO (August 24, 2022) – Colorado Ballet announces that it has promoted dancers within the Company and hired two new dancers ahead of its 2022/2023 Season. For each Artist recently promoted or hired, this promotion represents an important moment in each of their careers and is a testament to their hard work, dedication, perseverance and tenacity as professional ballet dancers.
Colorado Ballet is excited to announce the following changes to its Company roster:
Corps de Ballet dancer Jessica Payne has been promoted to Soloist, and Bryce Lee, Ariel McCarty, Jeremy Studinski and Alexandra Wilson have been promoted from the Corps de Ballet to Demi-Soloist.
CORPS DE BALLET
Apprentices Catherine Aoki, Sheridan Guerin and Catherine McGregor were promoted to the Corps de Ballet. Cato Berry joins the company this season as part of the Corps de Ballet. He recently performed with Philadelphia Ballet in Philadelphia, PA.
Stefanee Montesantos and Sonata Ross were hired from the Studio Company into the main Company as Apprentices, and Kenny Allen was hired this season as a new Apprentice. He recently performed with Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company in Sarasota, FL.
“We extend our congratulations to those who have just been promoted and wish a warm welcome to our newly hired Artists. I am so proud of all our dancers, who have worked incredibly hard in their careers to reach this point,” stated Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “It is a joy to see Colorado Ballet’s professional company continue to flourish, in spite of the challenges of the past two years. This season, our main Company has grown from thirty-two to thirty-five Artists, and we’ve expanded our Studio Company to include 25 dancers. We look forward to seeing our talented full Company perform in the upcoming season, which opens this October at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Colorado’s cult favorite ballet, Dracula.”
2022/2023 TICKETS AND SEASON PERFORMANCES
Season subscriptions and single tickets for all performances are now on sale. Visit coloradoballet.org for tickets and more information.
October 7–16, 2022
Back by bloodthirsty demand, our season opens with Bram Stoker's legendary gothic love story set in 19th century Transylvania. Featuring choreography by Michael Pink and Philip Feeney's original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this haunting, all-consuming cult favorite promises goosebumps.
Nov. 26–Dec. 24, 2022
The holiday spirit leaps to life in this treasured family tradition. Featuring breathtaking new sets and costumes for the second year, Colorado Ballet invites you to follow Clara and her Nutcracker prince on the sweet, snow-dusted adventure only Tchaikovsky could score. See where the story you know by heart takes yours this year.
Presented by PNC Bank
Lady of the Camellias
February 3–12, 2023
Romance meets turbulence to tragic effect in choreographer Val Caniparoli's gripping adaptation of Alexandre Dumas (fils)'s classic novel La Dame aux Camélias. In its highly anticipated Denver debut, this Chopin-scored tale of troubled courtesan Marguerite brings a rawness to the stage you won’t forget.
Presented by Lynnette Morrison
March 10–19, 2023
The beloved rags-to-riches tale makes its grand return to delight children—and the young at heart—of all ages. Featuring spellbinding choreography by Ben Stevenson set to Prokofiev's iconic score, the namesake character will treat Ellie Caulkins audiences to a transformation marked by romance and magic. If the shoe fits...
Presented by MidFirst Bank
April 14–23, 2023
To close the season, a grand finale that lives up to its name. Accompanied by a live performance from the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, this monumental compilation showcases our art form in top form. Featured works will include George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, Jiří Kylián's Sinfonietta choreographed to the stunning score of Leoš Janácek, and Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 choreographed by Clark Tippet to music by Max Bruch. This dynamic, one-of-a-kind presentation is our love letter to ballet that will leave you longing for next fall.
Presented by Denver Ballet Guild
The 2022/2023 Season presenting sponsors are the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), PNC Bank, Lynnette Morrison, MidFirst Bank and Denver Ballet Guild. Supporting sponsors include Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, The Shubert Foundation, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Genesee Mountain Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries.
ABOUT COLORADO BALLET
Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 62 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving over 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 58 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 35 professional dancers and 25 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making over 25,000 contacts and reaching over 200 schools and organizations annually. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses including youth, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please visit coloradoballet.org.