• Announcements: Auditions—Summer Intensive, Pre-Professional Division & Young Dancer Workshop, Giselle Mandatory Parent Meeting, Save the Date—2019 Summer Camps, Upcoming Scheduled Breaks
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT—Academy Students at An Evening in Oz Gala

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

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Article—11 Stretches for Athletes

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

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.

Photo by Francisco Estevez

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.   

Colorado Ballet Academy on PointeMagazine.com

Check out this PointeMagazine.com article to learn more about Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive and Pre-Professional Division. The article features two videos highlighting dancers' experiences with these programs and how they helped develop them.

Giselle Mandatory Parent Meeting

Saturday, January 26 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

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

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.  

Upcoming Scheduled Breaks

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

• January 21–22, 2019
• February 27–March 2, 2019

An Evening in Oz Gala

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


Colorado Ballet Academy (CBA) has been invited to perform at the Gala! Students will showcase Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) ensemble Carmen Suite, choreographed by CBA Director Erica Fischbach. Forty-three students in Levels 3 through the Pre-Professional Division are featured in the piece, which will compete at the regional YAGP for a chance to be invited to the finals in NYC. This is an incredible opportunity for the Academy, and the students are thrilled to perform on the Ellie stage for this very special audience. 

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.  


Saturday Soiree

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

In December, we were treated to an amazing piece choreographed for our Pre-Professional dancers by Daniel Zook. 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.

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


Children's Hospital Colorado: Article of the Month

This month's article highlights stretching for athletes.

11 Stretches for Athletes

Dynamic stretching before and cooling down after activity can amp your performance, minimize injury and help with recovery. 


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