• Announcements: Auditions—Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional Division & Young Dancer Workshop, Registration Open for 2019 Summer Camps, Upcoming Scheduled Breaks

• Performances: Bravi The Wizard of Oz and Gala Students, Saturday Soirée, All-Academy Production of Giselle

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Article—Teen Drivers

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

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Auditions: Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional
Division & Young Dancer Workshop

The Armstrong Center for Dance
February 17 & March 10*

Auditions for Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional Division & Young Dancer Workshop will be held at The Armstrong Center for Dance on February 17 and March 10*. Find more information about these programs below.

*Colorado Ballet Academy (CBA) Students: Auditions are not required but highly recommended and free to current CBA students. If interested, please see an Academy Admin to obtain a registration form.

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Summer Intensive

• 2 Week: June 17-June 29
• 3 Week: July 1-July 20
• 5 Week: June 17-July 20

Under the direction of Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, Colorado Ballet Academy offers a Summer Intensive designed for dancers from intermediate through pre-professional levels. With internationally renowned master teachers and members of CBA’s own accomplished faculty, the program maintains an atmosphere of creative freedom for every student and a safe place to test boundaries while learning new ways to push beyond them.  

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2019/2020 Pre-Professional Division

Colorado Ballet Academy Pre-Professional Division is a daytime training program for career track students ages 14-20. The Academy’s Pre-Professional Division provides the necessary training to transition students from the classroom to professional dancers.   

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Young Dancer Workshop

• 2 Week: June 17-June 28
• 2 Week: July 1-July 12
• 4 Week: June 17-July 12

Young dancers experience an introduction to intensive ballet training during Colorado Ballet Academy’s Young Dancer Workshop. Students participate in daily ballet classes with additional classes in pre-pointe, young men’s classes, character, modern, choreography, body conditioning, music for dancers, anatomy, ballet history and more.   

2019 Summer Camps
Register Online Today

Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer a variety of diverse Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9 for this upcoming summer.

Make a Ballet
June 3-7 & June 10-14 | Ages 3-2, 5-6, 7-9

Dancers will create a beloved ballet that they will perform at the end of the week. Costumes, scenery, choreography, ballet and more will fill their week.

Prince and Princess Dance Camp
July 29 - August 2 | Ages 3-4, 5-6
The classic prince and princess featured prominently in the world of ballet come to life in this camp. The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Nutcracker are some of the ballets the dancers will explore.

Ballet Fairy & Elf Dance Camp
August 5-9 | Ages 3-4, 5-6

Fairies, elves, pixies and sprites! Venture into the world of these delightful beings featured in famous ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Dance Around the World Camp, East & West
July 29 - August 2 (East), August 5-9 (West) | Ages 7-9
North, South, East and West! Every country has traditional and classical dance forms. In addition to daily ballet classes, students will learn and practice other popular dance forms from around the world.

Upcoming Scheduled Breaks

Regularly scheduled classes will not take place on the following dates: 

• February 27–March 2, 2019


Bravi The Wizard of Oz & Gala Students

Congratulations to Colorado Ballet Academy students who helped make The Wizard of Oz a huge success! Over 60 students enchanted audiences as they danced with the professionals along the yellow brick road to Emerald City. 

The Academy was invited to perform at Colorado Ballet’s annual gala, An Evening in Oz Gala on February 7 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House! Forty-two students from Levels 3 through Pre-Professional Division performed Carmen Suite as choreographed by Academy Director Erica Fischbach. The caliber of the students wowed over 600 guests as part of the evening’s festivities. This piece is slated to compete at the Youth American Grand Prix Regionals in Denver in hopes of passing to the finals in New York City. The ensemble was met with great joy and pride for Colorado Ballet Academy, inspiring additional support for Colorado Ballet. 

Saturday Soirée

The Black Box Theater | February 23, 2019 at 4:00pm

The January Saturday Soirée featured two pieces that challenged Pre-Professional students to connect to dance in new ways. The Pre-Pro B class tackled Robert Sher-Machherndl's challenging style for the Soirée. The Pre-Pro A class worked hard to present a piece about communities coming together through tragedy and celebrating the peace that can arise from chaos. Brava to both classes for performing such lovely pieces for the audience!

The February Saturday Soirée will feature Colorado Ballet Academy's Student Choreography Project, facilitated by Academy Director Erica Fischbach and Academy Principal Domenico Luciano. As part of the Pre-Professional curriculum, all students were given the opportunity to explore the art of choreography. Five Pre-Professional students submitted their concept and sample choreography, and were chosen to present their work at the February Saturday Soirée. Students will participate in two pieces, either as a choreographer and a dancer, or as a dancer in both. This project has been met with extreme enthusiasm and students are excited by the opportunity to explore this creative outlet. Please come share in this special Saturday Soirée.

All-Academy Production of Giselle

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 1:00pm & 6:00pm

All students enrolled in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional Division will be performing Giselle on May 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Colorado Ballet Academy is thrilled to be able to teach the art of ballet to students through this classical masterpiece and perform in Denver’s most treasured theater!

Academy Performance Page

You can find all upcoming Academy performances as well as ticketing information at COLORADOBALLET.ORG


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