Founded in 1951 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, the
Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy is the official school of
Colorado Ballet. Under the leadership of Colorado Ballet Artistic
Director Gil Boggs and Academy Director Erica Fischbach, CBA is the
premier training institution in the state, with programming sought after
by serious ballet students worldwide.
In the spring of 2018, Colorado Ballet Academy
(CBA) was named after long-time trustee, Raydean Acevedo. Raydean serves
as the co-chair of the Academy Committee for the Colorado Ballet Board
of Trustees, and the impact of her commitment, passion and generosity
cannot be overstated. We are proud to have such a tremendous friend
and advocate in Raydean. Naming the Academy after her was a small way
to honor her extraordinary contributions to Colorado Ballet.
Located in eight state-of-the-art studios near downtown
Denver, students train alongside the professional Company with faculty
who have lived highly successful careers with renowned companies such as
American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet,
Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet, Dutch National Ballet,
The National Ballet of Canada and Colorado Ballet.
Colorado Ballet Academy’s curriculum is grounded in formal
classical ballet technique and follows the traditional classical sequence
of training, to increase each student’s technical skill, stamina
and artistry. Elements of the Russian, French and Italian schools are
taught according to age and physical development, resulting in finished
dancers with clean and virtuosic technique, brilliant artistry, stylistic
versatility and the prowess to thrive in the diverse choreographic demands
of professional dancers today.
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