• Announcements: Coppélia Mandatory Parent Meetings, Holiday & New Year's Resolution Intensives, Summer Intensive Auditions, Young Dancer Workshop Auditions, Pointe Magazine Feature, 2020 Summer Camps

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

• Noteworthy: Reminders, Upcoming Scheduled Breaks, A Night In Neverland Gala

• Healthy Dancer: Children's Hospital Articles—Calcium and Vitamin D Deficiency: What You Need to Know & How to a Have Happy (And Healthy) Holiday

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

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 are not required to attend if they are in class during the meeting.

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

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

Where: Colorado Ballet Armstrong Center for Dance Black Box Theater

Holiday & New Year's Resolution Intensives

Intensives are open to students in Levels 3 – Pre-Professional (or ages 9+ by placement). Students may sign up for the session or register by day.

Now featuring three levels of classes: Green Circle (Levels 3-4), Blue Square (Levels 5-6), Black Diamond (Levels 7-PPD).

Students outside of Colorado Ballet Academy are welcome and encouraged to register for these intensives. Please contact the Academy for placement:

Holiday Four-Day Intensive | Two Days Remaining Dec. 18 & 19

It is not too late to register for the remaining days of our Holiday Intensive! Keep in shape for the holidays with your favorite classes! These concentrated classes are designed to help students maintain all they have accomplished this semester. Each day, students will participate in Ballet Technique, Jumps and Turns, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Variations, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary classes to help them relax before diving into their final exams and holiday fun!

New Year's Resolution Three-Day Intensive | Jan. 2-4, 2020

Start the New Year off on a good foot by getting back in shape with our New Year’s Resolution three-day intensive! NYR is designed to give students a leg up on their technique for the year. Classes in Ballet Technique, Jumps and Turns, Stretch and Conditioning, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Variations, and Contemporary will focus on building strength, stamina and proper placement safe for the start of a healthy and successful year.

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Summer Intensive Auditions

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

Young Dancer Workshop Auditions

More information regarding auditions and registration will be sent separately via email. Please visit our website for more information regarding YDW and session dates. 

Pointe Magazine: Here's What Every Ballet Student Should Look for in Their Training Program

Colorado Ballet Academy is excited to be featured on Pointe Magazine's homepage this month with a comprehensive article about our programs and a three-part video series, "Welcome to the Academy."

"We put together a few of the most important things for dancers to look for in a summer or year-round training program, with the help of the experts at Colorado Ballet Academy..." –Pointe Magazine

Summer Camps 2020 | Save-the-Date

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.

The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy

Photo by Francisco Estevez

Academy Production of Coppélia

Ellie Cauklins 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 (with PPA) and Robert Sher-Machherndl, Director of Lemon Spongecake Ballet (with PPB).

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.

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Martha Wirth

Colorado Ballet Presents: Peter Pan

Jan. 31 - Feb. 9, 2020

Peter Pan will take audiences on a high-flying adventure to Neverland where Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael experience pirates, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, an infamous crocodile and a bit of pixie dust as this brilliant story unfolds. With choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, this ballet features the same artistic duo that created the acclaimed ballet Dracula, which Colorado audiences will recall from sold-out performances in fall of 2017.

Community Performances - Thank You!

Colorado Ballet Academy would like to congratulate all of our dancers who have participated in multiple community performances this fall:

• Arapahoe Philharmonic
• Dia de los Muertos Procession/ First Friday Performance 
• Children’s Museum 
• Inside the Orchestra 
• Make-a-Wish Foundation 
• Dancers for A Cause 

Thank you to all of the dancers who choreographed and presented dances at these various venues. We appreciate your dedication to your art and willingness to share your dancing around the greater Denver-area!


Photo by Francisco Estevez


Academy Families - Please remember that the upstairs lounge and restrooms are for Company and Staff members only. We understand that this is sometimes a quieter alternative to the Parent Lounge downstairs, but we must leave space for company members and staff to have privacy. Thank you!

Lost and Found - Throughout the semester we have accumulated lost water bottles, cover-ups, shoes and other dancer belongings at our Lost and Found table by the vending machines. Beginning in January, we will be emptying the Lost and Found at the end of every month, donating unclaimed items to a local charity.

Scheduled Academy Breaks

Please remember CBA will not be holding any regularly scheduled Academy classes during the following dates:

• December 15 – January 5, 2020
• January 20 – 21, 2020
• February 26 – 29, 2020

A Night in Neverland Gala

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

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


Children's Hospital Colorado Articles

The W’s of Calcium and Vitamin D Deficiency

Who is at risk? Why should I care? What can I do? We answer popular questions from parents about these deficiencies and how to avoid them, even if your child is lactose intolerant. 

How to a Have Happy (and Healthy) Holiday

The winter holidays are a great time to practice active relaxation. Find something active you love to do, but that also helps you relieve stress or relax. It allows you to enjoy your time off and helps you burn extra calories in between those huge holiday meals. 


The Nutcracker
Nov. 30 - Dec. 29, 2019

Peter Pan
Jan. 31 - Feb. 9, 2020

Tour de Force
March 6 - 8, 2020

Ballet MasterWorks
April 3 - 12, 2020