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Colorado Ballet's 2016-2017 season will see Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs in his 11th season with the Company. As a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York, Boggs boasts an illustrious dance career spanning 21 years. He has worked with and studied under some of ballet's greatest, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Sir Kenneth MacMillan and Paul Taylor.
Colorado Ballet's 2016-2017 season will open with the classical masterpiece Swan Lake in October 2016 and close with the children's classic The Little Mermaid in April 2017. The season will also include the 56th annual production of The Nutcracker. Additionally, in February 2017, Colroado Ballet will perform Ballet MasterWorks, a repertory production featuring works by the masters of music and dance including Firebird by Yuri Possokhov and music by Igor Stravinsky; Serenade by George Balanchine with music by Tchaikovsky; and Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián with music by Mozart. In addition, Colorado Ballet will perform at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater in August 2016.
Colorado Ballet consists of 30 professional dancers with a diverse background. The dancers come from all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Cuba, Canada, France, Ireland and the United States. Additionally, the Company has between 15 and 20 members of the Studio Company, which provides young dancers with training and performance opportunities as a start into a professional career in ballet.
Each season, the Company performs a varied season of classical and contemporary ballets in Denver. In 2009, Colorado Ballet received the Colorado Masterpieces program to tour Colorado's Front Range. The program was funded by the Colorado Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through their American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius initiative.
In August 2014, Colorado Ballet moved into its new home The Armstrong Center for Dance in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe near Downtown Denver.
Photos: Top - Dana Benton and Domenico Luciano in "Wolfgang (for Webb)" in "Ballet Director's Choice" - by Mike Watson, bottom left - Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov in "La Sylphide" by Mike Watson, bottom right - Sharon Wehner and Artists of Colorado Ballet in "ALICE (in wonderland)" by Mike Watson
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