Auditions & Performances

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

Students will have the opportunity to audition for roles in The Nutcracker for the 2017/2018 season and for Youth American Grand Prix. To audition for these productions, you must be a Colorado Ballet Academy student registered for the 2017/2018 year.

 2017-2018 ACADEMY PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

August 21, 2017 through May 27, 2018
End of Term Performance First Friday Saturday Soiree
August 25, 2017  YAGP Auditions - 6 p.m.
September 10, 2017 Auditions for Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker from 12-5 p.m.
September 23, 2017 Saturday Soiree - Pre-professional Division performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
October 6, 2017 First Friday - Academy free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
October 27 and 28, 2017 Fall Feature at the Armstrong Center for Dance for Levels 5, 6, 7 and Pre-Professional Division - performances on 10/27 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. and on 10/28 at 11 a.m.
November 3, 2017  First Friday - Academy free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
December 1, 2017 First Friday - Pre-Professional Division free performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
December 2, 2017 Saturday Soiree - Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance 4 p.m.
January 11, 12, and 13 Youth America Grand Prix at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
January 27, 2018 Saturday Soiree - Pre-professional Division performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance 2 p.m.
April 7, 2018 Saturday Soiree - Pre-professional Division performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance 2 p.m.
May 12, 2018 End of semester performance for Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet classes at The Armstrong Center for Dance
May 12, 2018 Modern, Jazz, and Tap Performance at the Armstrong Center for Dance
May 25 & 26, 2018

End of the year performance for Levels 1 through Pre-professional will perform a full-length ballet of Swan Lake at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex 

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker 

Nutcracker Audition fees are $25, Nutcracker participation cost is $125.

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.

Saturday Soirees

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 $15.

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.

Fall Feature

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
Times TBA

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)

The 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.
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