September 2021

• Announcements: Academy Repertoire Workshops, Nutcracker Auditions, Children’s Division and Open Program: Session 2, NHSDA Announcement, A Young Dancer’s Day of Enrichment


  • September 12 | Nutcracker Auditions
  • September 25 | Saturday Soiree
  • September 26 | Academy Repertoire Workshop – Giselle
  • September 29-October 2 | CBA Closed – Fall Break
  • September 29-October 2 | Nutcracker Rehearsal Intensive
  • October 29-30 | Fall Feature


Artists of Colorado Ballet in Giselle by Mike Watson

Colorado Ballet Academy
Repertoire Workshops

Learn Choreography from Colorado Ballet's 2021/2022 Season

Experience Colorado Ballet’s 2021/2022 season firsthand! Students will take class with Colorado Ballet’s Artistic Faculty and Company dancers, then learn choreography from Colorado Ballet’s season. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the technique and artistry required of professional dancers and the opportunity to see Company dancers perform the same choreography they will learn in the classroom. Don’t miss this unique chance to study iconic classical repertoire including Giselle, The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, Romeo and Juliet and Theme and Variations with the Artistic Leaders and dancers of Colorado Ballet!

  • September 26 | Giselle 
  • October 24 | Romeo and Juliet
  • November 7 | The Nutcracker
  • March 6 | Wizard of Oz
  • March 27 | Ballet MasterWorks

Colorado Ballet Academy students with Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

Nutcracker Auditions 

There's Still Time to Register! | Sunday, September 12

There's still time to register for Nutcracker auditions! Auditions will take place on Sunday, September 12 and are open to all Academy students currently enrolled in full-year programs, ages 8+. Students must be 8 years old by October 1, 2021.


12:00pm-1:00pm | Sugarplum Attendants and Angels 
requirements: 4' - 4'9" 
Level 2 and

1:00pm-3:00pm | Party Scene 
Height requirement
s: 4'2" - 5'3" 
Level 2C and

3:00pm-4:30/5:00pm | Polichinelle 
t requirements: 4'2" - 5'4" 
Level 3 and
Pointe Shoes Required  

5:00pm-5:30pm | Soldiers & Cavalry
Height requirements: 4'7" - 5'7" 
Level 5 – PPD

Pointe Shoes Required

Students wishing to audition for multiple roles only need to register for the first audition time that student will be participating in. You will receive a confirmation email following payment containing a link to an additional form to complete. On this form, please indicate each role the student would like to be considered for. 

Please contact Angela Ndreca at with any questions.

Photo by Mark Hutchens

Fall Open Program &
Children's Division Classes

Register for Session 2 | October - December 2021

Registration is OPEN for the second session of our fall Children’s Division and Adult/Teen Open ballet classes! Session 2 classes are offered in packages of 8-week sessions running from October 18, 2021 – December 18, 2021.

NHSDA Announcement

Congratulations, Joella!

Congratulations to Joella Shearer who was recently inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Senior Program! In addition to having her hard work and dedication to her craft recognized, Joella now has access to NHSDA programming, events, and affiliated artists and members for mentorship and networking opportunities. Congratulations Joella! We are so proud of you!

A Young Dancer’s Day of Enrichment!

Presented by Denver Ballet Guild | September 19

Join Denver Ballet Guild for A Young Dancer’s Day of Enrichment! on Sunday, September 19 from 11:00am – 4:00pm at Colorado Ballet's studios in the Armstrong Center for Dance. Workshops and masterclasses will be offered for students ages 12-18 with former Colorado Ballet principal dancers Chandra Kuykendall and Sharon Wehner.