Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating more than 50 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and innovative dance in Denver. Colorado Ballet is a multi-faceted institution, encompassing a 30 member professional performing company, a studio company for advanced dance students who aspire to professional careers in dance, an Academy instructing the next generation of dancers, and an amazing education and outreach department that enables thousands to experience the magic of dance.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gil Boggs and his artistic team, Colorado Ballet remains committed to producing the highest quality dance. Colorado Ballet's performance seasons feature technically-challenging classical ballet with innovative contemporary premieres. The 2015-2016 season will stay true to Boggs’ artistic vision of presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance.
Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs. The education and outreach programs serve in-need students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners in Colorado and make approximately 60,000 community contacts each year.
Colorado Ballet Academy provides training to students ages 1 1/2 through adult, beginner through professional. The Academy has honed the dance skills of thousands of students, as well as started the careers of many professional dancers. The Academy provides the highest quality dance training to all students in a professional environment.