October of 2013 marks the official start of the 53rd season of the Colorado Ballet. As envisioned by its founders, Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker in 1961, Colorado Ballet has shared classical ballet with Denver and its surrounding communities. The cultural impact of Colorado Ballet reaches far beyond the stunning professional performances of each season, engaging the community through outreach programs and training the future generation of professional dancers.
The Department of Education and Outreach within Colorado Ballet serves in-need students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners through a variety of after school programs, special performances, scholarships, and adult education . In an effort to share their performances with the entire community, Colorado Ballet offers audio-described performances for the blind and visually impaired that allows one to hear a vivid description of the performance through a headset. Sensory tours can also be requested prior to the show to provide hands-on experience with the sets, costuming, and choreography. For the last four years, Colorado Ballet has also been partnering with the 5X5 Project, a program the Mayor’s Office For Education and Children offers to Head Start families. The program encourages families to share five cultural experiences with their children by the age of five. Participants only need to bring their 5X5 passbook to the box office to receive 4 free tickets to one of Colorado Ballet’s performances. These two programs are just a glimpse into the array of programs offered by Colorado Ballet.
For a night of enchanting performances, join Colorado Ballet at the Arvada Center on August 29 for An Evening Under the Stars.
2013 -2014 Season
Giselle October 4-13, 2013
The Nutcracker November 30 – December 28, 2013
Cinderella February 14- 23, 2014
Director’s Choice March 28-30, 2014