JUNE 2019

• Announcements: Academy Staff Updates, Congratulations from the Staff, B² Workshop, Fall Registration, Summer Camps, Academy Uniform Swap, Summer Happenings, National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Colorado Ballet Season Tickets

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Articles—Outdoor Adventures with Kids and Energy Drinks

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Academy Principal Domenico Luciano and Academy Students by Francisco Estevez

Academy Staff Updates

We are excited to officially announce our new Academy Principal, Mr. Domenico Luciano. Mr. Domenico danced for Colorado Ballet as a principal for seven years before transitioning to this role in April. He brings diverse experience as a performer and methods of training to the Academy. Mr. Domenico has graced us with classical purity in the classroom as well as in his choreography, and we are thrilled to have him as a full time member of our team! Please read more about Mr. Domenico.

It has come time to say goodbye to our Academy Administrator of two years, Sarah Paul, and welcome a new face, Megan Lay. Megan recently graduated from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA and is super excited to begin working for Colorado Ballet Academy as our new Administrator.

Congratulations, CBA Students!

On behalf of the entire staff of Colorado Ballet Academy, we would like to congratulate the cast of Giselle! We are still on cloud nine thinking about all of the beauty that filled the Ellie on May 25. It was so exciting to see how every dancer improved their technique and grew artistically with each rehearsal and performance.

Colorado Ballet Academy has had an incredible year! One of our happiest achievements this season was to receive the Outstanding School award from Youth America Grand Prix. We had over 50 students, ages 9-19, perform at YAGP, showing a large span in age and level from our school. This recognition is a testament to our distinguished and accomplished faculty, as well as our dedicated students and families.

Looking Ahead

Our Academy team strives to provide excellence in dance training to help each child reach his or her potential. In keeping with the standards of elite schools in the field, improvements are made each year to ensure that Colorado Ballet Academy grows with the ever-changing requirements of dancers today. Levels 2-7 will see a slight increase in training hours and class offerings for the 2019/20 year as we continue to commit to prepare students for the demands of a 21st century artist. Other dreams and developments are in the works, and we will keep you updated as they come to fruition.

Thank you for your commitment to Colorado Ballet Academy. Your support for your children and their love of dance will come back as rewards in many ways. We hope you have a summer filled with family, relaxation and dance. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Colorado Ballet Academy Team

B² Workshop

August 14 - 16 | 4:30PM - 7:15PM

Get a head start on your training for the 2019/20 year with Colorado Ballet Academy’s B² Workshop! Classes will focus on placement, stamina and clarity in technique to help students put their best foot forward for a successful and exciting new year.   

• Includes Ballet Technique, Pre-Pointe, Pointe and Jazz
• Intermediate levels 3 and 4 
• Advanced levels 5 through PPD

Daily registration - $45 per day 
Full three-day workshop package - $125

Registration will be available soon!

Fall Registration

Online Registration for the Fall is now available. Please let us know if you have any questions about scheduling or leveling.   

2019 Summer Camps

Limited spots are available for 2019 Summer Camps. Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an exceptional variety of Summer Camps for boys and girls ages 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9 for this summer. Visit our website for more information.

Academy Uniform Swap

Colorado Ballet Academy is excited to announce a "Uniform Swap" where parents and students can exchange gently used leotards, ballet slippers and character shoes for the next level or next size up. Because we know how quickly children grow, we hope this makes outfitting our students more efficient. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon.

Summer Happenings

Summer Camps (Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9)

Young Dancer Workshop: June 17 - July 12 (Ages 9-12, boys and girls, not en pointe)

Summer Intensive: June 17 - July 20; Directed by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner (Ages 11-21)
      • 2-Week Session: June 17 - June 29
      • 3-Week Session: July 1 - July 20
      • 5-Week Session: June 12 - July 20

As always, the Academy is buzzing with excitement and activity!

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

Colorado Ballet Academy Students, Freya Najy and Kendall Hougard, were inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), along with other students from across the Denver-metro Region at the Colorado Dance Education Organization’s Community Summit on May 5. Congratulations to Freya and Kendall for their dedication and commitment to dance as well as their academics. To be inducted to the NHSDA a student must participate and log extensive hours in multiple dance activities including classes, rehearsals, performances, research, workshops or community service activities, demonstrate a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate good character through collaborative teamwork, motivation and leadership in the many aspects of dance. Colorado Ballet Academy has been a NHSDA Chapter Sponsor since 2015.

Colorado Ballet Season Tickets

Experience Exquisite Ballet in the Best Seats

Colorado Ballet invites you to experience the 2019/2020 season in the best seats with season tickets. This exciting season features Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Tour de Force and Ballet MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. View the season brochure to learn more about the productions.

You can choose the Family (2 productions), Timeless (3 productions) or Marquee (4 productions) package to see the ballets that interest you the most and enjoy these benefits:

• save up to $312 on a Family Package for four
• 25% off performances & additional single tickets
• the best & same seats for each production*
• free ticket exchanges
• no service fees

Secure the best seats before single tickets go on sale to the public on July 15.

*Seats for Tour de Force will match location as close as possible.


Children's Hospital Colorado Articles

Outdoor Adventures with Kids     

With the right preparation, families can have a grand time in the grandeur of Colorado — even with little kids. Outdoorsman, pediatric sports medicine specialist and (most importantly) father of triplets Aaron Provance, MD, explains how to set your outing up for success. 

Do You Really Want to "Unleash the Beast?"     

Energy drinks are heavily marketed to kids, often by the athletes they admire. After all, if they drink it, it must be good for playing sports. Right? Clinical nutrition expert Laura Watne, MS, RD, isn’t so sure.