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2017 Coppelia
2016 2017 Academy
2017 Coppelia

Spring Academy Performance: Coppélia, a charming ballet that tells the tale of a dollmaker and his doll who infatuates a local boy Franz to the indignation of Swanhilda. Academy Levels 1-3 will perform excerpts and Levels 4- Pre Professional will perform a full one act ballet of Coppélia for their year-end performance.

This is not part of the regular season; this is a Colorado Ballet Academy production.

6:00pm start for Levels 1-3 and 7:30pm for Coppelia (ticketed together)


2017 Vail Dance Festival
2017 2018 Season
2017 Vail Dance Festival
Colorado Ballet will perform twice at the Vail Dance Festival in 2017: Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet on Monday, July 31, 2017 and at American Dance Classics: Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free & George Balanchine’s Serenade* on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Mon 7/31/17 5:30PM Avon Performance Pavilion Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet
Tue 8/1/17 7:30PM Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater American Dance Classics


An Evening Under the Stars
2017 2018 Season
An Evening Under the Stars

Join the stars of Colorado Ballet under the stars for a program featuring excerpts from upcoming and past productions as well as other classical and contemporary works. The production will close with a performance of Serenade by choreographer George Balanchine to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C.” Colorado Ballet’s critically-acclaimed performance of Serenade features 28 dancers in ethereal blue costumes performing in front of a blue background, bathed in moonlight. Serenade was the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is a milestone in the history of dance.

Sat 8/26/17 7:30PM Arvada Center An Evening Under the Stars


2017 Dracula
2017 2018 Season
2017 Dracula

Back by popular demand, Colorado Ballet will open the season with the crowd-favorite Dracula, October 6-15, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror, Dracula features seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula.

Single tickets go on sale July 15th, 2017

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Fri 10/6/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Sat 10/7/17 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Sat 10/7/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Sun 10/8/17 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Thu 10/12/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Fri 10/13/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Sat 10/14/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula
Sun 10/15/17 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 Dracula


2017 The Nutcracker
2017 2018 Season
2017 The Nutcracker

The season continues with the holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 25 through December 24, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The 57th annual production features timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. In addition to being the largest production of The Nutcracker in the state, Colorado Ballet’s 2016 production was named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award contest.

Single tickets go on sale July 15th, 2017

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Sat 11/25/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 11/25/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 11/26/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/2/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/3/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/3/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Thu 12/7/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Fri 12/8/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/9/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/9/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/10/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/10/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Thu 12/14/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Fri 12/15/17 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/16/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/16/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/17/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/17/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Tue 12/19/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Wed 12/20/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Thu 12/21/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Fri 12/22/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Fri 12/22/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/23/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sat 12/23/17 6:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker
Sun 12/24/17 1:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2017 The Nutcracker


2018 Romeo and Juliet
2017 2018 Season
2018 Romeo and Juliet

In the spring, Colorado Ballet presents the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet, February 16-25, 2018 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Let this romantic ballet take your breath away with extraordinary choreography by Derek Deane, exceptional acting and artistry by the dancers, and a phenomenal musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. From the energetic crowd scenes to the famous balcony scene featuring the star-crossed lovers, Colorado Ballet will bring the tale of Juliet and her Romeo to life.

Single tickets go on sale July 15th, 2017

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Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sat 2/17/18 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sun 2/18/18 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sat 2/24/18 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet
Sun 2/25/18 2:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House 2018 Romeo and Juliet


2018 Director's Choice
2017 2018 Season
2018 Director's Choice

Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, March 30-April 1, 2018 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Ballet Director’s Choice includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor and music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced.

Single tickets go on sale July 15th, 2017

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Fri 3/30/18 7:30PM DU Newman Center 2018 Director's Choice
Sat 3/31/18 2:00PM DU Newman Center 2018 Director's Choice
Sat 3/31/18 7:30PM DU Newman Center 2018 Director's Choice
Sun 4/1/18 2:00PM DU Newman Center 2018 Director's Choice

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