November 2021

• Announcements: Saturday Soiree, Holiday Workshops, NHSDA Announcement, Ballet Journeys Event: A Weekend with Gavin Larsen


  • November 19-21 | Ballet Journeys Event: A Weekend with Gavin Larsen
  • November 22 – 27 | CBA CLOSED – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 3 | First Friday 
  • December 4 | Saturday Soiree 
  • December 11 | Last day of Classes for Pre-Ballet 2 – PPD
  • December 13-15 | Holiday Workshops 
  • December 14 | Nutcracker Dance Camp
  • December 18 | Last day of Classes for Children’s Division and Open Program
  • January 5 | Winter Wonderland Camp 
  • January 6-8 | New Year's Resolution Workshop


Photo by Mark Hutchens

Saturday Soiree

December 4 at 4:30pm & 6:30pm

Our Pre-Professional Division students will perform original pieces choreographed by Mayo Sugano, Academy faculty and former principal dancer with Diablo Ballet, Robert Sher-Machherndl, choreographer and Artistic Director of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet, and Academy Principal Domenico Luciano. Students in Levels 4 – PPD will also perform short pieces to show off their accomplishments and newly acquired skills from their semester long classes in character, modern, contemporary and jazz. Tickets are limited to 3 per household. Please review Black Box Theater COVID protocols before attending.

4:30 PM • Levels 4 – 7 and PPD 1 
6:30 PM • PPD 1, 2, and 3   

Black Box Theater COVID Policy

  • Attendees ages 12 and over are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination OR present a negative PCR COVID test that was taken within 72 hours of the performance.
  • Attendees ages 12 and under are required to present a negative PCR COVID test that was taken within 72 hours of the performance.  
  • All attendees ages 2+ are required to always wear a mask while inside the building.

Madame Olga, photo courtesy of Michael Cusumano

Winter Camps, Holiday and New Year's Resolution Workshops

Registration is Open | December 2021 & January 2022

Holiday and New Year’s Resolution Workshops 
Keep up your dance training during the holiday break with CBA’s popular Holiday and New Year’s Resolution Workshops! Holiday workshops will focus on ballet technique and learning exciting variations from everyone’s favorite ballet The Nutcracker. Open to Levels Pre-Ballet 2 and up. REGISTER NOW!

CBA's special New Year's Resolution workshop with comedic ballet icon Madame Olga will focus on core strength, alignment, stamina and confidence. Ballet technique class will be followed by pointe/men’s technique, with an emphasis on building strong fundamentals to prepare for a successful semester! Open to Levels 4+.

Nutcracker Dance Camp 
Young dancers ages 3- 8 will participate in a fun-filled camp focusing on the enchanting story of The Nutcracker and its fanciful Land of the Sweets. REGISTER NOW!

Winter Wonderland Camp 
Young dancers ages 3-8 will participate in a magical camp exploring the beautiful winter wonderland our great state of Colorado brings us each season. REGISTER NOW!

NHSDA Announcement

Congratulations, Kate!

Congratulations to Kate Miller who was recently inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Secondary Program with the Colorado Ballet Academy Chapter! In addition to having her hard work and dedication to her craft recognized, as an inducted NHSDA member, Kate now has access to NHSDA programming, events, and affiliated artists and members for mentorship and networking opportunities. Congratulations, Kate! We are so proud of you!

Gavin Larsen, photo by Blaine Truitt Covert

Ballet Journeys Event

A Weekend with Gavin Larsen | November 19-21

Join former professional ballerina Gavin Larsen for her special live virtual event, A Weekend with Gavin Larsen. Gavin will have conversations with professional ballerinas about her book Being a Ballerina and share her inspiring message for young dancers about the power of a dancing life! 

This event is free for Colorado Ballet Academy students. Select A Weekend with Gavin Larsen and use promo code coloradoballet at checkout to receive the discount. A confirmation email with a special access code for the weekend will be sent to all attendees.