Colorado Ballet Closes 2023/2024 Season with Ballet MasterWorks April 12-21, 2024 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

March 12, 2024


DENVER, CO (March 12, 2024) – Colorado Ballet’s 2023/2024 Season will close with seven performances of MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, April 12–21, 2024.

This season, MasterWorks includes a trio of acclaimed works—George Balanchine’s Rubies, Yoshihisa Arai’s Boléro, and Three Views of a Mountain, a world premiere choreographed by former New York City Ballet Principal dancer Lauren Lovette. Live music will accompany each featured MasterWork, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra as well as guest artists Kip Jones, composer and violinist, pianist David Korevaar, and bassist David Crowe.

“Each year, Colorado Ballet looks forward to presenting another beautiful series of MasterWorks,” stated Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “This season’s production is especially thrilling as the program will feature two new works created by talented emerging choreographers, Yoshihisa Arai and Lauren Lovette.”

“It is a privilege to bring such diverse and versatile repertoire to our community,” continued Boggs, “and to support artistic innovation by the next generation of choreographers. Trust me, this is one MasterWorks you won’t want to miss.”


The program opens with the timeless brilliance of George Balanchine’s Rubies, a scintillating masterclass in choreographic sophistication and precision, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky.

Following Balanchine’s work is the world premiere of Three Views of a Mountain, a breathtaking creation by former New York City Ballet Principal dancer, Lauren Lovette, set to the music of composer Kip Jones. With a blend of grace, innovation, and emotional depth, Lovette's choreography promises to ignite the stage, offering audiences an unforgettable experience of movement and expression.

To close the performance, audiences will be enraptured by the pulsating rhythm and powerful imagery of Yoshihisa Arai’s Boléro. A contemporary masterpiece, Arai's interpretation breathes new life into Maurice Ravel's iconic composition, transporting viewers into a realm of sheer artistic exhilaration.

Tickets for MasterWorks are on sale now. Colorado Ballet has seen record-breaking attendance and ticket sales this season, so purchasing early for the best availability is strongly recommended.

Ballet MasterWorks is sponsored by the Denver Ballet Guild. The world premiere of Three Views of a Mountain is generously underwritten by Mary Ellen and David Wright. Colorado Ballet is grateful for the generous support it receives from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2 p.m.*
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 2 p.m

*Indicates audio-described performance


Tickets range from $40 to $160. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at (303) 339-1637 to purchase tickets, available Monday through Friday from 10am–4pm.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.


Colorado Ballet presents MasterWorks
April 12–21, 2024 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $40 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

A trio of Ballet MasterWorks that test the limitations of gravity and rhythm will close the season. Colorado Ballet presents Yoshihisa Arai’s Boléro, set to the score of Maurice Ravel, George Balanchine’s Rubies, with music by Igor Stravinsky, and a world premiere that Denver audiences will be the first to discover, choreographed by Lauren Lovette, former principal dancer with New York City 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 63 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 36 professional dancers and 22 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

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