January 2023

Announcements: Cinderella Auditions, Children's Division Spring Semester, Adult Dance Classes, Summer Intensive Program, Choreographic Workshop, Young Dancer Workshop, The Sleeping Beauty


  • January 14 | Cinderella Auditions
  • January 15 | NSIA Auditions
  • January 16–17 | No classes • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 23 | Spring Semester Begins for Parent/Tot–Pre-Ballet I
  • January 28 | YAGP Performance
  • February 18 | Saturday Soirée
  • February 22–25 | No classes • Mid-winter Break
  • February 23 | Final YAGP Showing
  • February 24–26 | YAGP Denver Regional Competition
  • March 1 | The Sleeping Beauty Production Meeting
  • March 3–5 | Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancer Competition

    Cinderella Auditions

    January 14 at 2:00pm

    Auditions for Colorado Ballet's production of Cinderella are Saturday, January 14 at 2:00pm. Students currently enrolled in Levels 2 and 3 who meet the height requirements are encouraged to audition for the beloved rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella. Registration is open!

    • January 14, 2023 | Audition Date
    • March 10–12 and March 17–19, 2023 | Production Dates

    Children's Division 

    Register for the Spring Session

    Colorado Ballet Academy's Children's Division features a new performance opportunity this spring! Tiny dancers enrolled in Creative Dance and Pre-Ballet I will experience a full semester of dance culminating in a professional-style performance for friends and family in our Black Box Theater.

    Parent/Tot classes create a space for parents and caregivers to bond with their toddlers through music and dance. Experience the magic of fun and play while developing musicality, brain and body coordination, free interpretation and movement in your child. 

    Registration closes January 28—take the leap and sign up today!

    Adult Dance Classes

    Now Open!

    Reimagine your exercise routine and (re)discover something new this year with Colorado Ballet Academy! Our adult classes are open to any person ages 16+ of every gender and every level. From dance retirees to those experiencing their first time at the ballet barre, there is a place for everyone to explore movement in a comfortable and safe environment. Drop in when you can or sign up for our punch card options! 

    Summer Intensive Program

    June 14–July 14 | Audition Required

    Colorado Ballet Academy's Summer Intensive is designed to challenge and inspire Intermediate through Pre-Professional level students, allowing them to explore and unleash their artistry. Dancers will train with renowned master teachers Sterling Baca and Amy Rose, and Colorado Ballet Academy's own accomplished faculty. Students must be en pointe to be considered for the Summer Intensive program. Register for an audition today! Denver audition dates are listed below. 

    • January 15, 2023 | National Summer Intensive Audition Tour
    • January 29, 2023
    • February 11, 2023

    NEW!–Choreographic Workshop

    July 17–21 | Audition or Invitation Required

    Following Summer Intensive, select students will participate in our Choreographic Workshop, designed to give advanced students a "Company experience" as they prepare for professional dance careers. Dancers will work with choreographers on new works tailored to their abilities, while pushing their boundaries and demanding the highest level of artistry. Students will perform in this world premiere performance on July 21, 2023 in our Black Box Theater.

    Students who participate in this workshop are eligible to be evaluated for our Pre-Professional Division, Colorado Ballet's Trainee Program and/or Studio Company positions. 

    Young Dancer Workshop

    June 19–August 4 | Audition Required

    Colorado Ballet Academy's Young Dancer Workshop is designed for students ages 8–12 who are not yet en pointe. Across three 2-week sessions, dancers participate in daily ballet classes, reinforcing strong ballet technique in a focused and encouraging environment. Additional classes include pre-pointe, young men’s classes, character, modern, choreography, body conditioning and more. Each session culminates with a performance in our Black Box Theater. Set your dancer up for success this summer and register for an audition in Denver today!

    • January 29, 2023
    • February 11, 2023
    • April 15, 2023 (registration coming soon!)

    The Sleeping Beauty

    May 27, 2023 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    Save the date! Students enrolled in Levels 1–7 and Pre-Professional Division will participate in Colorado Ballet Academy's full-length production of The Sleeping Beauty at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Saturday, May 27, 2023. There are two performances at 1:00pm and 6:00pm.

    Mark your calendars for a production meeting on Wednesday March 1 at 7:30pm to discuss all logistics for the production including schedule information, opportunities for support and expectations, and receive answers to any questions you may have. We highly recommend that parents attend this informational meeting.  

    Tickets for The Sleeping Beauty available for purchase soon!

    First photo features Artists of Colorado Ballet and Colorado Ballet Academy students in The Wizard of Oz (2022). 

    Photos by Mike Watson, Mark Hutchens and Jamie Kraus