Colorado Ballet students registered for the 2017/2018 year in Levels 2 through 7 (and who are 8 years old at the time of audition)
are eligible to auditions for Academy student roles in Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. The 2017 audition
will take place on September 10, 2017 from 12-5 p.m.
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 give 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 is $5.
Photo: Pre-Professional Division students by Francisco Estevez
First Friday Performances
Colorado Ballet is fortunate enough to be a part of the Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. On specific Fridays, we
join in the First Friday Art Walks to present shorter performances with no admission fee. These performances are
a wonderful way to see a glimpse of new choreography that our students are learning.
Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet Spring Performances
Students in Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet perform at the end of the Spring Semester in the Black Box Theater at the
Armstrong Center for Dance. This performance will take place on May 12, 2018.
The Fall Feature will include Levels 5, 6, 7 and the Pre-Professional Division at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on October
27, 2017 and at 11 a.m. on October 28, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance.
Modern, Jazz, and Tap Performances
May 12, 2018
At the Armstrong Center for Dance
End of Year performance
May 25 and 26, 2018
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Academy students in Levels 1 through Pre-professional will perform a full-length ballet of Swan Lake. More information
will be coming soon, please stay tuned.
Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP)
Colorado Ballet Academy is thrilled to offer the opportunity to participate in Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) for the
2017-2018 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 contact the Academy.
There will be an informative meeting for all students ages 9 and up and their families on Wednesday evening, August 23 at 7:30
p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Students who will be taking Tap class during this time--please have your parents attend
the meeting. Miss Erica will be happy to speak to students attending the Tap class individually if necessary.
On August 25, 2017, we will hold auditions for both ensemble and soloists.
- Pre-competitive Ages 9-11: Registration 5:30-6 p.m., Studio Audition: 6-6:30 p.m.
- Junior and Senior Group Ages 12-19: Registration 6-6:30 p.m., Studio Audition: 6:30-7 p.m.
Denver Ballet Guild's Young Dancers Competition
The Denver Ballet Guild is a volunteer organization supporting and celebrating the beauty and power of all types of dance.
The Denver Ballet Guild is open to dancers who live and train in Colorado. Dancers compete for cash awards to further their
ballet training at their local studio.
For more information on Colorado Ballet Academy’s programs for these competitions, click here