• Announcements: Auditions: Summer Intensive; 2020-2021 Pre-Professional Division Auditions; Young Dancer Workshop, 2020 Summer Camps, Coppélia Mandatory Parent Meetings

• Performances: All-Academy Production of Coppélia, Saturday Soirée, Colorado Ballet presents Peter Pan

• Noteworthy: CBA Performance at A Night In Neverland Gala, Upcoming Scheduled Breaks 

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Articles—Ski & Snowboard Safety and Understanding Sports Specialization

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

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

January 12 | February 16 | March 8 at Colorado Ballet

Summer Intensive

Colorado Ballet Academy’s 2020 Summer Intensive Auditions are now available for registration! Eligible CBA students are invited to attend our Summer Intensive and must audition in order to be placed. The audition is free of charge for CBA students.

Auditions will be held at Colorado Ballet Academy on January 12, February 16 and March 8. It is highly recommended to attend one of the first two auditions as there is no guarantee of availability by the March 8 audition. Current CBA students wanting to register for Summer Intensive auditions should follow the directions sent via email on December 10, 2019. If you did not receive the email, please contact the Academy.

Photo by Francisco Estevez

2020-2021 Pre-Professional Division

Colorado Ballet Academy's 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 careers.

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Young Dancer Workshop

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.

Please email academy@coloradoballet.org to receive more information about registering for the 2020 Young Dancer Workshop auditions.

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Summer Camps 2020

June 1-5, June 8-12, July 27-31, August 3-7

Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an amazing variety of 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.

Coppélia Mandatory Parent Information Meeting

January 25, 2020

The annual, required production meeting is a great time to learn everything you need to know about our exciting upcoming performances of Coppélia at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Who: All parents and students who are in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional. Students who are in class are excused from the meeting, however, a parent or family representative must be in attendance.

What: Informational meeting about rehearsal and performance schedules, procedures, volunteer opportunities, t-shirts, program ads and much more.

Levels 5 - PPD | 12:00PM
Levels 1 - 4 | 12:30PM

Where: Colorado Ballet Armstrong Center for Dance Black Box Theater

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Academy Production of Coppélia

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

May 23, 2020 | 1:00PM & 6:00PM

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy presents the full-length ballet, Coppélia. All students enrolled in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional Division will perform on May 23, 2020, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This beloved, comic ballet will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary on May 25. Colorado Ballet Academy is happy to share this amazing performance opportunity with our students.

Saturday Soirée

February 8, 2020 | 4:00PM

Our February Saturday Soirée will feature works by Jayne Persch, Artistic Director of BRIAH Danse and Robert Sher-Machherndl, Director of Lemon Spongecake Ballet.

March 21, 2020 | 4:00PM

Our March Saturday Soirée will feature the Student Choreography Project facilitated by Erica Fischbach, Colorado Ballet Academy Director and Domenico Luciano, Colorado Ballet Academy Principal.

Colorado Ballet Presents: Peter Pan

January 31 - February 9, 2020

Happy thoughts and a bit of pixie dust is all you need to make your dreams come true. Elevate your New Year and join us in Neverland, where Peter, the Darling children and Tinkerbell embark on a grand adventure and face the villainous Captain Hook!

Take a look behind the scenes of our Peter Pan photo shoot, with photos by Martha Wirth.


A Night in Neverland Gala

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Colorado Ballet Academy students will showcase the ensemble Alpenglow, choreographed by CBA Director Erica Fischbach. Thirty-seven students in Levels 3 through the Pre-Professional Division are featured in the piece, which will compete at the regional Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) for a chance to participate in the finals in New York. CBA was given the prestigious Outstanding School award by YAGP in 2019.

Bring your happy thoughts, sprinkle a little pixie dust and join us for a magical night in Neverland. Enjoy timeless cocktails, an excerpt from Peter Pan, an auction of wondrous treasures and a fanciful meal. Never grow old as you dance the night away with bubbly on the Ellie stage.

Chaired by: Melanie and Brent Backes & Ann and Ford Frick
Presented by: Cuvée

Scheduled Academy Breaks

Please remember CBA will not be holding regularly scheduled Academy classes (including Adult Open Classes) during the following dates:

• January 20 – 21, 2020
• February 26 – 29, 2020
• March 30 – April 4, 2020


Children's Hospital Colorado Articles

Ski & Snowboard Safety

Proper equipment, some preplanning and a little bit of patience can help make a ski day more enjoyable for everyone—especially the beginners in the group—and help reduce the risk of injury.

The Increasing Popularity of Sports Specialization

Too many sports can be a lot to handle for a kid. But focusing solely on one sport has drawbacks too, including increased risk of injury. While there isn’t a right or wrong choice, parents should keep a few things in mind.


Peter Pan
Jan. 31 - Feb. 9, 2020

Tour de Force
March 6 - 8, 2020

Ballet MasterWorks
April 3 - 12, 2020