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Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets
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This regional ballet company was born out of a small Denver dance school established over 50 years ago. Founders Lillian Covillo and the late Freidann Parker trained ballet students for 10 years before deciding to establish the Colorado Concert Ballet. They wanted to create a professional company so that their talented students wouldn’t have to go to other cities for jobs.

Colorado Ballet now has more than 30 professional dancers from all over the world and is a thriving arts presence in Colorado. In 2009 it received the Colorado Masterpieces Grant from the Colorado Council on the Art, to enable it to tour the state with a special show including works by Colorado choreographers and Agnes de Mille’s classic Western-inspired ballet, Rodeo.

Colorado Ballet Information

  • Public Transportation: Good
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Four programs per year, plus the annual Nutcracker. Each program runs for two or three weeks with anywhere from six to 12 performances. TheNutcracker runs for the entire month of December
  • Ticket Prices: $19–$149. Students/school groups can purchase $7 tickets to final dress rehearsals
  • Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets. Packages are designed on an individual basis. Call to arrange
  • Subscriptions: Subscriptions are available for three, four, or five shows on opening-night and Wednesday-night performances. Benefits include priority seating, discounts on additional ticket purchases and merchandise at the Boutique, free admission to a Patron performance, convenient ticket exchanges, ticket insurance, invitations to an annual open house and a seminar with Colorado Ballet’s artistic director
  • Membership: Basic membership fees start at $100 and include a 10% discount on any single ticket purchase and name recognition in performance programs.