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Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs will celebrate his 12th season with the Company during the 2017/2018 season. 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 2017/2018 season will officially open with Dracula by choreographer Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney in October 2017. Colorado Ballet will perform the 57th annual production of the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in November and December 2017. In February 2018, Colorado Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet with choreography by Derek Deane and music by Prokofiev. The company will close the season with Ballet Director's Choice, featuring Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire, Twyla Tharp's Brief Fling and a third work. Additionally, Colorado Ballet will perform twice at the Vail Dance Festival July-August 2017 in Vail, CO; at An Evening under the Stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater in August 2017; and at the Attitude on Santa Fe productions with new works choreographed by the dancers in the fall and spring.
Colorado Ballet consists of 31 professional dancers with diverse backgrounds. The dancers come from all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Cuba, Canada, France, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States. Additionally, the Company has more than 25 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. Click here to read more.
In 2016, Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker was named the best-loved Nutcracker in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award contest, winning this coveted honor in a field that included more than 80 other productions throughout the U.S. Click here to read more.
Photos: Top - Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Swan Lake" by Mike Watson; Bottom left - Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Nutcracker" by Mike Watson; Chandra Kuykendall, Tracy Jones and Domenico Luciano in "Serenade," by Mike Watson; Dana Benton and Francisco Estevez in "Petite Mort" by Mike Watson; Askua Sasaki and Francisco Estevez in "The Little Mermaid" by Mike Watson
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