Colorado Ballet

Academy Auditions and Performances

Academy student auditions and performances for 16/17 season

Students had the opportunity to audition for roles in The Nutcracker for the 2016/2017 season and for Youth American Grand Prix.  To audition for these productions, you must be a Colorado Ballet Academy student registered for the 2016-2017 year.  Our Performance calendar is below:

 2016- 2017 ACADEMY PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

August 22, 2016 through May 27, 2017
End of Term Performance First Friday Sunday Salon
September 10, 2016 YAGP Auditions - 3:00-4:00 pm
September 11, 2016 Auditions for Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker from 12:00-5:00 pm 
September 25, 2016 Sunday Salon - Pre-Professional Division Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
 October 30, 2016 Sunday Salon - Pre-Professional Division Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
 November 4, 2016 First Friday - Pre-Professional Division and Youth Company free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
 December 2, 2016 First Friday - Pre-Professional Division and Youth Company free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
 December 17, 2016 End of semester performance for Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet classes at The Armstrong Center for Dance (show order listed below in details)
January 28 & 29, 2017  Les Patineurs - Winter Performance at The Armstrong Center for Dance
February 3, 2017 First Friday - Pre-Professional Division and Youth Company free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
March 3-5, 2017  Youth America Grand Prix at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
Marcy 3-5, 2017 Denver Ballet Guild's Young Dancers Competition at Colorado Heights University
April 23, 2017 Sunday Salon - Pre-Professional Division Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
May 6, 2017 End of semester performance for Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet classes at The Armstrong Center for Dance
May 13, 2017 Modern, Jazz, and Tap Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
May 27, 2017

Coppélia - End of the year performance for Levels 1 through the Pre-Professional Division at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex 

The Nutcracker 

Nutcracker Audition fees were $25, Nutcracker participation cost was $125.

Auditions for Academy student roles in Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker took place on September 11.

Sunday Salons

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

The concept of the “salon” is based on the French model of performing works in an intimate environment that encourages dialogue between the audience and artists. Each program will include original solos, duets and ensemble choreography from a rotating roster of choreographers participating in our fall and spring New Works classes with our Pre-professional Division. 

The intent of these salons is to support the creation of new choreography, introduce our community to dance in an informal setting and foster creativity. These performances allow our pre-professional division students the chance to work with a wide variety of choreographers and experience many styles and processes.

Admission at the Door  (including coffee and muffins) is $5.

Photo: Pre-Professional Division students by Francisco Estevez 

First Friday Performances

Colorado Ballet is fortunate enough to be a part of the Santa Fe Arts District. On specific Fridays we join in the First Friday Art Walk to present shorter performances with no admission fee. These are a wonderful way to see a glimpse of new choreography our students are learning. 

Winter and Spring Performances

Students in Creative Dance through the Pre-Professional Division participate in end of term performances. 

Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet - fall Semester performed on December 17, 2016 at the Armstrong Center for Dance.

Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet - spring semester performance will be on May 6, 2017 at The Armstrong Center for Dance.

Les Patineurs

Les Patineurs

Winter Academy Performance:

An effervescent ballet set as a skating party enjoying a winter’s evening. Levels 5 through Pre-professional danced in our winter performance January 28 and 29, 2017. 

May 13, 2017 - Modern, Jazz, and Tap performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance. Details TBA.

Coppelia

Coppélia

Spring Academy Performance, A charming ballet that tells the tale of a dollmaker and his doll who infatuates a local boy Franz to the indignation of Swanhilda. Academy Levels 1-3 will perform excerpts and Levels 4- Pre Professional will perform a full one act ballet of Coppélia for their year-end performance.

Dress rehearsal and performance of Coppélia is May 27, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) 

The Colorado Ballet Academy is thrilled to offer the opportunity to participate in Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) for the 2016-2017 season. “YAGP’s mission is to support and develop world-class dancers of all ethnic, economic, and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions and educational and performance opportunities, and serving as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dancers, dance companies, and audiences.” To learn more about how to participate in this program, please click here.  Learn more about YAGP.

On September 10, 2016 we held auditions for both ensemble and soloists, all auditioning students have now been contacted regarding their roles for this years YAGP. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

Colorado Ballet Guild's Young Dancers Competition

The Ballet Guild held their annual Young Dancers competition March 3-5 at Colorado Heights University.

End of semester performance for Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet classes at The Armstrong Center for Dance

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