Colorado Ballet will host event to honor Mary Lou Blackledge-Kortz and Don Kortz

Colorado Ballet will host event to honor Mary Lou Blackledge-Kortz and Don Kortz

Sanya Andersen-Vie - September 5, 2012

DENVER – Colorado Ballet will host the event “An Evening with Colorado Ballet Honoring Mary Lou Blackledge-Kortz and Don Kortz” on Saturday, October 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

This special event will start with cocktails and dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Chambers Grant Salon.  At 7:30 p.m., guests will go upstairs to attend the performance The Sleeping Beauty.

Blackledge-Kortz joined the board of trustees of Colorado Ballet in 2004.  She has served on the Executive Committee and as Vice President for Board Development. In addition to her work on the board, she also painted and developed a body of work dedicated to the art of ballet.  According to Blackledge-Kortz, “The human form is a fascinating subject for a painter; but the dancer’s form elevates human beauty into pure drama.”

Kortz served as the first president and CEO of Rose Community Foundation.  He has also served as chairman of numerous boards including: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Metro Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Hospital, Rose Medical Center, and Colorado Concern.

Tickets to this event are $250 per person. To RSVP, e-mail or call 303-339-1610. For more information, contact Ruthie Hubka, Colorado Ballet Development Associate, at 303-339-1618.

About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 52 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver.  Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs.