Colorado Ballet's The One Gala Returns April 18, 2024 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

March 4, 2024


DENVER, CO (March 4, 2024) – Colorado Ballet’s The One Gala returns to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Thursday, April 18. Colorado Ballet invites everyone to attend The One Gala which celebrates the art form of ballet and supports the organization’s artistic and educational initiatives which positively impact the community and help make Denver a thriving and vibrant cultural destination.

“It is an honor to chair Colorado Ballet’s The One Gala, which will be a spectacular evening and Denver’s premier event this spring,” stated Douglas Richards, member of the Board of Trustees. “This is a can’t miss opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary event which supports our mission of artistic excellence and service to the community.”

The One Gala

The event will showcase an exclusive presentation of Yoshihisa Arai’s Boléro, featuring Artists of Colorado Ballet with the iconic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Additional delights will include artisanal cocktails, a ballet-infused live auction and a dazzling dinner. Guests will enjoy a series of fun surprises starting with Colorado Ballet’s special red-carpet experience.

The One Gala will once again feature the spectacular Colorado Ballet Wish Tree in the theater foyer, custom designed and created by Handsome Little Devils showcasing a spectacular display of donors’ philanthropy. Supporters of Colorado Ballet will be able to make gifts of $100 to $50,000 to support initiatives such as Education & Community Engagement programs, Colorado Ballet Academy scholarships and Colorado Ballet dancer wellness.

Attendees can make gifts to the Wish Tree in-person at The One Gala on April 18, and the general public can give online at COLORADOBALLET.ORG/GALA April 15–21.


Walk-on roles in Colorado Ballet’s 2024/2025 Season productions of The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

The Ultimate Nutcracker Experience, including performance tickets, a private pre-performance reception with delectable holiday treats, an on-stage experience and photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy and a special one-of-a-kind handmade tiara.

Central Coast Wine Adventure at Epoch Estates Winery, generously donated by Emeritus Board members Liz and Bill Armstrong.

Chair: Doug Richards

Lentine Alexis, Heather Beiser, Christie Del Ciotto, Alyson Graves, Suneeta Hazra, Amy Height, Anne Hillary, Faith Jaggers, Merry Logan, Lynnette Morrison, Victoria Phares, Denise Sanderson, Suzan Schlatter, Cari Spiecker, Nancy Stevens and Kristin Wessell.


Diamond Tables are $25,000 and include premier seating for the gala performance and dinner for ten guests, a personally curated dining experience, the opportunity to host a company dancer at the table, access to the Prima Lounge, prominent Diamond recognition in the gala program, ten “A” price level tickets to a 2024/2025 Season production.

Platinum Tables are $15,000 and include preferred seating for the gala performance and dinner for ten guests, the opportunity to host a company dancer at the table, access to the Prima Lounge, Platinum recognition in the gala program.

Gold Tables are $10,000 and include preferred seating for the gala performance and dinner for ten guests, the opportunity to host a company dancer at the table, access to the Prima Lounge, Gold recognition in the gala program.

Silver Tables are $5,000 and include a table for ten guests, Silver recognition in the gala program.

Individual tickets are $500.

Tables, tickets and additional information are available at (303) 339-1618 or online at COLORADOBALLET.ORG/GALA.

For more information about corporate tables and sponsorships, please contact Marlene Viloria, Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, at


The 2023/2024 Season presenting sponsors are the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), PNC Bank, and Denver Ballet Guild. Supporting sponsors include Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, The Shubert Foundation, Bonfils Stanton Foundation, Genesee Mountain Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries.


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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