March 2021

• Announcements: 2021 Summer Camps, Colorado Ballet Artist Workshop, 2021 Spring Children's Division Classes: Session 3, Audition Reminders: Young Dancer Workshop & Pre-Professional Division, Upcoming: Observation Week & Spring Break, YAGP Results, Colorado Ballet Academy in Pointe Magazine 

• Healthy Dancer: Teens, Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Help Them Cope


2021 Summer Camps

Our First Camp Begins May 31 | Registration is Open!

Colorado Ballet Academy is proud to offer an exciting variety of in-person Summer Camps for children ages 3-9 this summer! Students will explore the connection between music and dance, and study age-appropriate ballet movements in these engaging themed Summer Camps. We look forward to seeing our youngest dance students in the studios this summer and hope you will be able to attend. Please see below for the complete list of Summer Camp offerings and visit our website for more details and registration information.

Studio to Stage • Session 1: Rococo and Pointed Toes - May 31 to June 4 | Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9

Studio to Stage • Session 2: Art Deco and Ballet al Fresco - June 7 to June 11 | Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9

Prince and Princess  July 26 to July 30 | Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9

Ballet Fairy and Elf  • August 2 to August 6 | Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-9

Dance Around the World: East  July 26 to July 30 | Ages 7-9

Dance Around the World: West • August 2 to August 6 | Ages 7-9

2021 Colorado Ballet Artist Workshop

Space is Limited, Reserve Your Spot Today! | July 19-23

Colorado Ballet Academy is excited to announce the launch of the Colorado Ballet Artist Workshop from July 19-23. Designed for the serious Intermediate to Pre-Professional student, this workshop will feature repertoire classes led by the Ballet Masters of Colorado Ballet and small group variations coaching led by Colorado Ballet company dancers. This workshop will be held in-person and space will be limited. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with the esteemed leaders of Colorado Ballet!

Reserve your spot for the Colorado Ballet Artist Workshop by April 5 and receive a 5% discount on tuition. You will be contacted directly when payment processing is available.     

Photo by Francisco Estevez featuring Colorado Ballet Academy Children Division Students

2021 Spring Children's Division Classes

Register Now for Session 3 | March 22-April 24

Signs of Spring! 🌼 Register now for Session 3 of our Virtual Children's Division Classes. Students will dance to celebrate the change of season through Vivaldi’s Spring and the Spring Variation from the ballet Cinderella. New growth and rebirth will be explored through imaginative movements representing dormant winter life waking up after a long rest. Classes will be interactive, allowing students to express their ideas of seedlings growing, flowers opening and birds hatching through speaking, dance and music. Classes will not be held March 29-April 4.

Audition Reminder: Young Dancer Workshop

Boys & Girls Ages 9-12 | Not Yet En Pointe | Summer 2021

We can’t wait to see all of our young, inspired dancers at our Young Dancer Workshop this summer! There's still time to submit an audition video by March 28. For current CBA students who were unable to attend a virtual audition, please email if you would like to be evaluated for this program during your regular Academy class time.

Artists of Colorado Ballet and Students of Colorado Ballet Academy

Audition Reminder: Pre-Professional Division

Live Virtual Audition on Sunday, March 21

Audition for Colorado Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional Division by attending a live virtual audition or submitting an audition video. Register today for the Pre-Professional Division live virtual audition on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

For more information regarding Pre-Professional Division auditions please contact us at

Colorado Ballet Academy Observation Week

March 22-27, 2021

Please join us March 22-27 for Class Observation Week! Families are invited to participate in Observation Week by logging in from home, or by simply joining your student in their home studio space to observe their designated class. We are proud of our students for their accomplishments this semester and hope you will be able to attend!

Reminder: Scheduled Breaks

Students will not have regular classes on the following dates: 

  • March 29-April 3, 2021 | Spring Break

Youth America Grand Prix Results

Bravo, Colorado Ballet Academy!

Congratulations to all of our students on their lovely performances at the YAGP Denver Semi Finals on February 19!  Our Students showed personality, artistry, technique and some truly stunning moments. The reward for everyone's efforts was clear as we experienced the beauty of each student’s performance on stage.

A special shutout to these students who were recognized!

Pre-Competitive Top 12: Emma Boggs

Junior Classical, 3rd Place: Jordan Henry*

Junior Classical Top 12:  Lilly Lieber

Junior Classical Top 24: Samantha Milshtein & Vahnabelle Sor

Junior Contemporary Top 12: Jordan Henry*

Senior Classical, 3rd Place: Ali Walters*

Senior Classical Top 24: Heather Ludlow

*Invited to the YAGP Finals

Colorado Ballet Academy Director Erica Fischbach teaching CBA Pre-Professional Division students. Photo by Mark Hutchens.

Colorado Ballet Academy in Pointe Magazine

COVID-19 Has Made It Easier to Train Outside Your Studio — But Should You?

"Some students are having a really difficult time with online training," says Erica Fischbach, director of the Colorado Ballet Academy, which has been mostly virtual since last March. While the Academy's policy prohibits students in the Pre-Professional program from taking outside classes, Fischbach has cautiously allowed it during the pandemic, within strict parameters. "If a student comes to us and is really struggling, we've said it's okay to go to another studio to take classes—so long as CBA is still virtual, it does not conflict with their current classes, and they are not overtraining."

Article by: Pointe Magazine

Teens, Mental Health and COVID-19

How to Help Teens Cope During the Pandemic

Our pediatric experts can offer a lot of advice on a broad range of topics, but one thing they can’t tell you is exactly how teens are feeling during this time. To find out more, we went straight to the source and asked the teens on our Mental Health Youth Action Board to tell us what parents need to know.