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Colorado Ballet to host gala and golf tournament in May

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the Colorado Ballet gala Arts with Altitude at 6 p.m. on May 16, 2015 at its new building, The Armstrong Center for Dance at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.  Two days later, the ballet will host the Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament at Columbine Country Club, 17 Fairway Lane, Littleton, CO 80123.

The Western-chic inspired Arts with Altitude gala includes a selection of culinary creations by chef Troy Guard of Guard and Grace and Three Tomatoes Catering.  The event features live artist demonstrations throughout the ballet studios and silent and live auctions.  In addition, Colorado Ballet’s dancers will present a unique performance to live music by country band Buckstein.  At the end of the evening, attendees are encouraged to show off their dance moves during a live concert by Buckstein.

“The gala will feature fabulous culinary creations, libations, and live entertainment,” said Alyson Graves, Gala Chair.  “The event will take place in Colorado Ballet’s fantastic new building and every space in this unique venue will have so many amazing attractions.  Plus, we can’t wait to see everyone in their Western-chic attire, which is basically fancy Western wear with a nice jacket.  This is such a fun way to raise money for Colorado Ballet!”

On May 18, the golf tournament will begin with warm-up at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and tee off at 12 p.m.  The tournament will consist of twenty-five foursomes and will include on-course challenges like closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.  The tournament will also award prizes to the top foursome and competition winners.  The hole-in-one competition is sponsored by Mike Ward and the winner will receive a two-year lease on a Maserati.

“We named the golf tournament after Dick Saunders because we want to honor the man and his family for everything they done for Colorado Ballet,” said Susan Struna, Golf Tournament Co-Chair.  “So many people who love golf are also fans of the ballet, so we put the two together to raise money for one of Colorado’s most beloved arts institutions and specifically, our education and outreach efforts.  Our outreach programs make 60,000 contacts each year.”

Foursomes for the golf tournament include six tickets to the gala.  Individual players in the tournament will receive two tickets to the gala.

Both events raise money for Colorado Ballet, which encompasses the professional Company, Academy and Education and Outreach Programs.

“In addition to touching so many lives through the power of dance, Colorado Ballet also has a $30 million annual impact on the City of Denver,” said Struna.  “This is an important organization to the cultural vibrancy of our city and state and we need support to keep our outstanding programs and performances going.”

To purchase tickets for the gala, visit  To register for the golf tournament, visit

Dancing With Our Stars: Maria Mosina & Ed Venerable

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Maria Mosina and Ed Venerable, President, Paragon Homes Inc.

Dancing With Our Stars: Sean Omandam & Colleen Ferreria

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Sean Omandam and Colleen Ferreira, 9 News Reporter.

Dancing With Our Stars: Dmitry Trubchanov & Carole Buyers

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Dmitry Trubchanov and Carole Buyers, SVP of Investor Relations and Business Development for Boulder Brands.

Dancing With Our Stars: Tracy Jones & Reggie Rivers

Monday, April 28, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Tracy Jones and Reggie Rivers, Former Denver Broncos Running Back, Professional broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Dancing With Our Stars: Morgan Buchanan & Zane Beadles

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars - featuring Colorado Ballet's Morgan Buchanan and Zane Beadles, former Denver Broncos Guard.

Dancing With Our Stars: Kevin Wilson & Tracy Dixon

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Video from Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars featuring Colorado Ballet's Kevin Wilson and Tracy Dixon, Co-host of Country Morning KYGO Ryno and Tracy Show.

Balletto di Gala 2014: Night Recap

Friday, April 25, 2014

Recap of the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Balletto di Gala 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars event on April 12, 2014. This video features artists of Colorado Ballet.

Dancers, drinks and fashion!

Thursday, September 06, 2012
Sounds like one memorable night to me. This is what I love about the performance industry, we work hard, very hard, but we get to have fun! Tomorrow night, September 6 the party starts at 6 p.m. What party? We call it Denver Fashion en Pointe. It’s a Colorado Ballet fashion show, where nine of our ballerinas will take the runway wearing Denver’s most fashionable boutique clothing. It will take place in the Chloe courtyard, one of Denver’s best upscale nightclubs. Your ticket will include an open bar of Skinnygirl cocktails and wine from 6-7 p.m. and tickets are only $35!

Here is what attendees will see during the runway show:
  • A.Line Boutique in Greenwood Village has more than 20 designers and was voted as one of the country’s best boutiques by Elle Magazine.
  • Blue Ruby in Larimer Square and Main Street Littleton, hosts contemporary labels along with home gifts and décor. According to 5280 magazine, it’s a chic shop offering an accessible price for the designer selection.
  • Delish Demure in the Denver Tech Center has fun fashions and accessories for style-driven women. They also offer fashion consultation and wardrobe design assistance.
  • Gracie’s on South Pearl is colorful and flattering, they have a handful of top designers in clothes and accessories.
  • Rebel started in California but brings the newest looks from top designers to the Greenwood Village area.
  • Last but not least, Moxie, also in Greenwood Village, provides the latest casual trends in a relaxed environment, for any girl who has ‘moxie.’
The event will also include prize drawings and admission to Chloe Discotheque after the show at 10 p.m. Enjoy a Thursday out and experience all that Denver has to offer, fashion, dance and fun and help support Colorado Ballet!

Buy tickets at the door or visit
Studio Company member Brittany Rogers
Photo by Rhea Martinez
Click here to see more fashion photos.

Modern Movement: Innovations in Dance and Painting

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Join us on July 12, 2012 for a discussion between Clyfford Still Museum Director Dean Sobel and Gil Boggs, Artistic Director at Colorado Ballet. The Directors will be making connections between contemporary art and modern dance. 

Click here for more information about this event.

The discussion will touch on Boggs’ personal stories from his years in the studio with ground-breaking choreographers as a Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre in New York, and the history of modern dance legends, such as Martha Graham and her protégés Lester Horton, Merce Cunningham and John Cage, Agnes de Mille, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor.

Martha Graham’s “Night Journey”

Merce Cunningham’s “Variations V”

Similar to the Abstract Expressionists, Graham’s work often focused on human behavior and intense grief. She used emotional expression and sharp, contracted technique to create an avant garde form of dance based on real life and the events that shaped her world, a revolutionary departure from the perfect lines and traditional themes of classical story ballets.

Martha Graham on NPR’s “This I Believe”

Colorado Ballet is proud to feature great works by contemporary choreographers, as well as new dance works, each season. Spring 2013’s Masterworks bill will include Rite of Spring, George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, and a world premiere work by Val Caniparoli.


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