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2017 The Little Mermaid
2016 2017 Season
2017 The Little Mermaid

Colorado Ballet will close out its 2016-2017 season with the children’s classic The Little Mermaid, with choreography by Tony Award nominated choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and original music by composer Michael Moricz. The Little Mermaid is perfect for families and anyone who enjoys a classic love story. The colorful costumes, vigorous dancing and entertaining musical score will entertain audiences of all ages. This production will also open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, choreographed by Clark Tippet featuring a vibrant violin ensemble composed by Max Bruch.

Fri 3/31/17 7:30PM DU Newman Center 2017 The Little Mermaid
Sat 4/1/17 2:00PM DU Newman Center 2017 The Little Mermaid
Sat 4/1/17 7:30PM DU Newman Center 2017 The Little Mermaid
Sun 4/2/17 2:00PM DU Newman Center 2017 The Little Mermaid
Sun 4/2/17 6:30PM DU Newman Center 2017 The Little Mermaid


2017 Fancy Footwork
2016 2017 Season
2017 Fancy Footwork

Join the dancers of Colorado Ballet for an exciting show featuring pieces chosen by the dancers themselves. Selections will range from excerpts of the great classics to new contemporary works by choreographers within the Colorado Ballet family. The dancers are excited to present two shows in Colorado Ballet’s Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center For Dance. Guests attending the evening performance will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences, in a silent auction, tailored by the Colorado Ballet dancers. All proceeds from the event will go towards Colorado Ballet’s Career Transition Fund, Next Step.

This is not part of the regular season; this is a special event fundraiser organized by the dancers themselves.

Sat 4/8/17 2:00PM The Armstrong Center for Dance 2017 Fancy Footwork
Sat 4/8/17 7:00PM The Armstrong Center for Dance 2017 Fancy Footwork


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)

Sat 5/27/17 6:00PM Ellie Caulkins Opera House Coppelia - Student Perfromance


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 will present the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet, February 16-25, 2018 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The romantic ballet features choreography by Derek Deane and music by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Prokofiev’s music serves as a melodic substitute for Shakespeare's poetry and Deane’s staging of the ballet focuses on the characters’ relationships.

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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