Youth American Grand Prix and Denver Ballet Guild

Colorado Ballet Academy students at YAGP 2017

The Colorado Ballet Academy offers programs for participation in the Youth America Grand Prix Competition (YAGP) and the Denver Ballet Guild (DBG). These programs are designed to further each student’s education and develop well-rounded, versatile dancers. CBA’s competition programs provide high caliber one-on-one coaching as well as the experience of working with choreographers creating new works and master teachers setting choreography in solo and ensemble work.

CBA’s new YAGP and DBG programs launched in the fall of 2016 with great success! Congratulations to our dancers!

Youth America Grand Prix

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.

In 2017, Colorado Ballet Academy placed 1st in the Ensemble division, and the dancers traveled to NYC for the finals. During their time in NYC, the dancers participated in YAGP classes and workshops as well as special events and classes lead by CBA’s YAGP Program Director. Additional 2017 YAGP honors include:

  • Two top 24 Senior Classical Division
  • One top 12 Junior Classical Division
  • One top 24 Junior Classical Division
  • Two top 12 Junior Contemporary Division

Denver Ballet Guild

In 2017, first place at the Denver Ballet Guild was awarded to a Colorado Ballet Academy Level 7 student.

Three CBA students in Levels 7 and Pre-professional Level A placed in the top 8.

To learn more about CBA’s YAGP and DBG programs, please contact the Colorado Ballet Academy office at (303) 339-1717 or (303) 339-1623.


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Photos: Colorado Ballet Academy students in 2017 competitions

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