• Announcements: Holiday & New Year's Resolution Intensives Registration, Summer Intensive Auditions, Giselle Mandatory Parent Meeting, 2019 Summer Camps, Uniform Re-Order, Lost & Found, Upcoming Scheduled Breaks

• Performances: Saturday Soiree, The Wizard of Oz, All-Academy Production of Giselle

• Events: An Evening in Oz Gala  

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Article—Concussion: Return to Play

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Holiday & New Year's Resolution Intensives

Registration Now Open

Intensives are open to students in Levels 4 through Pre-Professional (or ages 11+ by placement). Students may sign-up for the session or register by day. Students outside of Colorado Ballet Academy are welcome and encouraged to register for these intensives. Please contact the Academy for placement at

Holiday Three-Day Intensive
December 17-19, 2018

Keep in shape for the holidays with three days of favorite classes. These concentrated classes are designed to help students maintain all they have accomplished this semester. Each day students will participate in concentrated ballet technique, variations and jazz to help you relax before diving into your final exams and holiday fun! 

New Year’s Resolution Two-Day Intensive
January 3-4, 2019

Start the New Year off on a good foot by getting back in shape with our New Year’s Resolution two-day intensive. This intensive is designed to give students a leg up on their technique for the year. Classes will focus on placement, safe strengthening and stamina for a healthy start to the year.

Summer Intensive Auditions

Colorado Ballet Academy students are invited to attend our Summer Intensive and Young Dancer Workshop this summer. Students of Colorado Ballet Academy are not required to audition, but we highly recommend attending one of the first two local audition dates to secure your placement.

Auditions will be held at Colorado Ballet Academy on January 13, February 17 and March 10. Current students wanting to register for auditions should send an email to

Giselle Mandatory Parent Meeting

January 26, 2019 at 12:30pm

Parents with dancers who are in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional are asked to attend our Giselle production meeting in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance. We will be discussing casting, schedule and costume requirements as well as answering any questions parents have about the upcoming production.

Save the Date: 2019 Summer Camps

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. Details and registration will be available online in February.  

Summer Camp Dates:

• June 3  7
• June 10 – 14
• July 29 – August 2
• August 5 – 9

Uniform Re-Order

If you would like to order additional uniforms please place your order no later than December 15.

Lost & Found

Throughout the semester we have accumulated many lost water bottles, cover-ups, shoes and other dancer belongings at our Lost and Found table by the vending machines. Please take a moment over the next week to look through these items to see if any of them belong to you. Anything not picked up by winter break will be donated to a local charity.

Upcoming Scheduled Breaks

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

• December 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019
• January 21 – 22, 2019


Saturday Soiree

The Black Box Theater | January 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

This month, we were treated to an amazing piece choreographed by Daniel Zook for the Academy's Pre-Professional dancers. The piece featured the creative use of lighting and technology fused together to give the dancers a voice in their piece. Thank you to all of the dancers and choreographer for their hard work! 

Our January Saturday Soirée will feature two works choreographed by Colorado Ballet Academy Instructors Edgar Page (Pre-Pro A) and Robert Sher-Machherndl (Pre-Pro B). Tickets are on sale now on the Academy performance page.

Colorado Ballet Presents:
The Wizard of Oz

Ellie Caulkins Opera House | February 1–10, 2019

Follow the yellow brick road to this exciting premiere of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new sets, costumes and special effects—don't miss this magical ballet! Choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  

All-Academy Production of Giselle

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 our 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


An Evening in Oz Gala

Presented by PNC Wealth Management
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 5:30pm

Join us for an enchanting evening in the Land of Oz, the likes of which you’ve never seen. Enjoy cocktails along the Yellow Brick Road, a fantastical excerpt from the much anticipated premiere of The Wizard of Oz by renowned choreographer Septime Webre, an auction of luxury items and an opulent meal in the elegant Emerald City. Finally, click your heels together as you finish the evening with dancing on the Ellie Stage.


Children's Hospital Colorado
Article of the Month

This month's article is about the importance of concussion recovery.

Life After a Concussion
Help your child return to school, social activities and even sports after concussion recovery.


Tour de Force

March 8-10, 2019

Ballet MasterWorks

April 5-14, 2019