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Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

June 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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Denver’s lively and robust performing-arts community is full of a variety of dance companies. Ballet in Denver is one of those artistic mediums that is certainly worth checking out. Ballet can be a wonderful event for the whole family, as the art of dance has recently enjoyed quite a lot of attention thanks to so many television shows and movies that have become so popular. Take a look at these great locations to see ballet in Denver, making for a perfect family or date outing.
coloradoballet Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

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Colorado Ballet
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 837-8888
www.coloradoballet.org

Price: Ticket prices vary depending on production
Click here for a list of events

As the Colorado Ballet enters it 52nd impressive season, it is clear that this company is a nationally-known and celebrated ballet powerhouse bringing tremendous, high-quality dance to Colorado. From the very first production in 1961 of “The Nutcracker” to other well-known pieces like “Swan Lake,” “Peter Pan” and more, its dancers have been wowing audiences for decades. This company is certainly the premier place to catch ballet and dance in Colorado.

bncdance Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

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Ballet Nouveau Colorado
Performance locations vary
301 Industrial Lane, Suite 12
Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 466-5685
www.bncdance.com

Price: Tickets range from $15 to $45
Click here for a full list of events

Ballet Nouveau Colorado is one of the most exciting and up-and-coming new dance companies in Colorado. It was established in 1992, yet has recently grown to national attention, including being named in Dance Magazine‘s “25 to Watch” dance companies. This company brings both classic dance pieces and new and innovative modern dance to the stage with pieces like “The Nutcracker,” “Intersection,” “Love in the Digital Age” and a series of Rock Ballets in which dancers perform to the music of Queen, INXS and David Bowie. Yes, Ballet Nouveau is an excellent place to catch fantastic dance with a modern twist.

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kimrobardsdance Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

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Kim Robards Dance
1387 S Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80223
(303) 825-4847
www.kimrobardsdance.org

Price: Tickets vary depending on production
Click here for a full list of events

Kim Robards Dance is another modern take on traditional dance in Denver. Established in 1987 as Colorado Repertory Dance Company, it made the change to Kim Robards in 1993 and has been seeing success ever since. All dance is the original choreography of Artistic Director Kim Robards, a nationally- and internationally-recognized artist. Kim Robards presents a variety of ballet, modern dance and training in her intimate and welcoming dance space.

cleoparkerrobinsondance Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
119 Park Ave W
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-1759
www.cleoparkerdance.org

Price: Tickets vary depending on productions
Click here for a full list of events

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is an institution in Denver. This internationally-recognized dance ensemble is lead by Cleo Parker Robinson herself, an acclaimed dance artist in these parts. Robinson has served as a cultural ambassador all over the world, been honored at the Kennedy Center and even served on the President’s National Council on the Arts. The professional dance ensemble offers a variety of dance productions from well-known and classic favorites to modern dance and traditional African dance.

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boulderballet Top Places To See Ballet In Denver

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Boulder Ballet
Performing at locations throughout Boulder
(303) 443-0028
www.boulderballet.org

Prices: Ticket prices vary depending on production
Click here for a full list of events

If you are willing to drive just a bit outside of Denver, then you will be rewarded by the wonderful Boulder Ballet company. Boulder Ballet is Boulder’s premier professional dance company and ballet school, offering beautiful performances at locations throughout the Boulder area. Established in 1983, Boulder Ballet brings such classics as “The Nutcracker” and “Cinderella” to the stage, as well as other more modern performances like “Storybook Ballet” and “Ballet in the Park.” The trip to one of these shows is completely worth the drive.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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