Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Ballet promotes two of its Soloist dancers to Principals and adds six
new Corps de Ballet dancers, for a total of 30 Company dancers.
Artistic Director Gil Boggs promoted Dana Benton and Domenico Luciano to Principals.
is now in her 14th season with Colorado Ballet. In 2001, she joined
Colorado Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member and was promoted to Soloist
in 2007. Her notable roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Swanilda in Coppélia, Cow Girl in Rodeo, Ave Maria Pas de Deux, Clara and the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Gulnara in Le Corsaire, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Lucy in Dracula, Princess Florine and Diamond Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Peasant Pas in Giselle, Flower Girl and Cupid in Don Quixote, Hermia and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the featured role in Amy Seiwert’s Traveling Alone.
is in his second season with Colorado Ballet. He joined Colorado
Ballet as a Soloist during the 2013-2014 season after serving as a
Principal dancer with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater in Houston. His
repertoire includes many of the classical principal leads including
Romeo, Paris, and Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet, Solor in La Bayadere, The Prince in The Nutcracker, Albrecht in Giselle, Onegin in Onegin, and Don Jose in Carmen, as well as several contemporary works.
Ballet’s new Corps de Ballet dancers include: Joshua Allenback, Ariel
Breitman, Emily Dixon, Oliveira Fernanda, Emily Speed and Melissa
In addition to the new Corps de Ballet dancers, 20
Studio Company dancers will join the 30 professional Company dancers
this season for the productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Colorado Ballet's Studio Company is a pre-professional training
opportunity for dancers with the potential and desire to become
Colorado Ballet’s preview and repertory performance of An Evening Under the Stars
will take place on August 16 at the Arvada Center Outdoor
Amphitheater. The company will officially open the 2014-2015 season
with A Midsummer Night’s Dream on September 26 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.