Student Matinees

The day before a production's premiere, our doors are open for students to see the final dress rehearsal in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Student Matinee

The day before a production’s premiere, our doors are open for students to see the final dress rehearsal in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For a heavily discounted price, student groups are invited to experience ballet first hand, complete with full costumes, make-up, sets, lighting and sound. Then the curtain opens and the magic begins!

To request a spot for any of the productions, your school must fill out the reservation request form after clicking the register button for the matinee below. (emails will not be considered) Please look at the instructions page on how to register your school here before completing the registration form. If you have any questions, please e-mail Cassie Wilson at

10 is the minimum amount of seats that may be requested for all student matinee performances (5 students MINIMUM). Requests that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

**Please note: this is a reservation REQUEST form. Completing this request does not guarantee your school seats at your selected matinee. Once reviewed, submissions will receive either an acceptance email with a link to pay for seats or a waitlist notification.**

Cost (one free chaperone per 10 students registered):

  • Title 1 or 76%-100% FRL Rate = $5
  • 26% - 75% FRL Rate = $8
  • 0% - 25% FRL Rate = $10
  • Home Schools, dance studios, private schools, other organizations = $15

More Information

Accompanying Workshop at YOUR SCHOOL!
Get Some Answers and Become Dancers - In this one hour workshop at your school or site, students will learn the history behind ballet, the etiquette of going to the theater, and get to try some ballet moves themselves. This workshop is only available to schools/sites that are attending one of the student matinee performances. For more information or to schedule this workshop, please fill out the registration form below. Limited Availability.

2020/2021 Student Matinee Series

Presented by Genesee Mountain Foundation
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eventThursday, February 4, 2021
access_time 10:30am - 12:55pm (including a 20 min. intermission)

The Great Gatsby will transport you back to the Roaring Twenties through opulent, cinematic sets, choreography by Jorden Morris and an original score by Carl Davis. Experience the decadence of history’s most carefree decade as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel unfolds through dance. Don’t miss this new ballet that has never been seen before in Colorado.

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eventThursday, March 4, 2021
access_time 11:00am - 12:55pm (including a 20 min. intermission)

Septime Webre’s dazzling production returns, bringing Dorothy and a whirlwind of your favorite characters back down the Yellow Brick Road. Webre’s whimsical and timeless choreography showcases the athleticism of each dancer on their journey to Emerald City.
Story lines and visual elements from the classic motion picture provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

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“I had so much fun and it was even better than I had expected. The dancing was incredible and the music was equally amazing. I wanted to learn more than I knew and I did. I’m hoping to see more ballets in the future."
Middle School Student

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