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FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to the first production of Colorado Ballet’s spectacular 58th season! This season, for the first time in more than a decade, we will present five productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The 2018/2019 season offers something for everyone. Classical favorites include Sleeping Beauty and the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker. In collaboration with Kansas City Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet, we will premiere a brand new full-length ballet, The Wizard of Oz. In the spring, we will present Tour de Force, an innovative program featuring Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound, and closing the season is Ballet MasterWorks with Serenade and Carmina Burana. As I start my 13th season as Colorado Ballet’s artistic director, I want to thank everyone who has supported the ballet by purchasing tickets, making donations and attending our events—you have contributed to our success! We are incredibly proud of how far the company has come over the past several years, and last season we continued to see record breaking sales for a fourth consecutive year. Artistically, our Company continues to receive rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. We look forward to giving you another season of outstanding performances! We are pleased you have joined us for this performance of Sleeping Beauty. This ballet truly showcases the purity of classical ballet. The role of Princess Aurora is one of the most challenging a ballerina can dance. The choreography by Marius Petipa accompanied by the music of Tchaikovsky creates a story of love and good versus evil that will transport you to a land of enchantment. After Sleeping Beauty, I encourage you to join us for a holiday classic that has delighted audiences for nearly 60 years, The Nutcracker, with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. In 2016, our Nutcracker was named the “best-loved in the U.S.” in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award contest. Find out what makes this ballet so enchanting by experiencing the tradition, humor and magic of this seasonal production. Performances sell out quickly, so get your tickets early. In the winter, Colorado Ballet will bring you a brand-new ballet, The Wizard of Oz, created by the same artistic team that brought you ALICE (in wonderland) in 2016. We invite you to join us for a journey down the yellow brick road as we present this exciting premiere showcasing new sets, costumes and special effects. This magical ballet features choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Our Tour de Force program in March will feature dancers from three of Denver’s prominent dance companies all sharing one stage – Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound. Colorado Ballet artists will perform with CPRD and Wonderbound artists in new works choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson and Wonderbound’s Artistic Director Garrett Ammon exclusively for this production. The program includes the revival of Amy Siewert’s Traveling Alone performed by Colorado Ballet dancers. We are all excited for this collaboration. The season will close with Ballet MasterWorks, presenting Geroge Balanchine’s Serenade and a performance of Carmina Burana for the first time in nearly 20 years, with choreography by the acclaimed Fernand Nault, along with Carl Orff’s evocative and powerful music performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and chorus. Thank you for attending Sleeping Beauty and for supporting Colorado Ballet. Enjoy the performance!

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FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES On behalf of the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees, we are happy to welcome you to the company’s 58th season. It is with great pride and gratitude that we announce that last year was the company’s fourth-consecutive “best year on record.” We are thrilled to be expanding this season from four to five productions, all of which will be performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Of particular excitement this season is the brand-new, full-length production of The Wizard of Oz, which we created this past year in partnership with two other major companies and a world-renowned artistic team. With storybook ballets, lesser-known contemporary works and exciting collaborations, this upcoming season will not disappoint. Colorado Ballet is truly a world-class company! In addition to presenting outstanding performances, Colorado Ballet also educates the next generation of dancers. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy instructs students from toddlers to seniors and beginners to advanced pre-professionals, offering a wide range of dance classes. Many of our Academy students also have the chance to audition for roles and perform on stage with the professional Company each year. Colorado Ballet further instills the love of dance through its education and community engagement programs. These programs, which impact more than 35,000 contacts each year in more than 300 schools and organizations, provide opportunities for in-need students, teachers, families and individuals with disabilities to take classes and attend performances. We hope you enjoy today’s performance and will consider supporting Colorado Ballet through a tax-deductible donation. Ticket sales cover only 55 percent of our annual budget, so as a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, we depend on the generous support of our patrons to continue presenting world-class classical ballet and innovative dance in Colorado. Donors of $1,000 or more belong to the Premier Society and enjoy unique benefits such as exclusive events and a VIP experience at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Please contact our Development Team to find out more. Thank you for supporting Colorado Ballet! Sincerely, Elizabeth Katkin and Duke Hartman Board Co-Chairs


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SLEEPING BEAUTY October 5-14, 2018 Ellie Caulkins Opera House Full-length Ballet in Three Acts Choreography by Marius Petipa Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia, Maria Mosina World premiere January 16, 1890, Marinski Theatre, St. Petersburg Set and Property Design: Michael Eagan Costume Design: Anne Armit and Shannon Lovelace Lighting Design: Todd Elmer Sets and costumes courtesy of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet PROLOGUE ACT I | THE SPELL 20 minute intermission ACT II, SCENE ONE | THE VISION ACT II, SCENE TWO | THE AWAKENING 15 minute intermission ACT III | THE WEDDING

SYNOPSIS Prologue: The Christening The guests of King Florestan XIV arrive to celebrate the christening of the infant Princess Aurora. Catalabutte, the Master of Ceremonies presides as the Good Fairies, led by the powerful and kind Lilac Fairy, appear to dance for to the young Princess. The fairies shower Aurora with character traits of Serenity, Vitality, Generosity, Happiness, and Temperament. The celebration is disrupted by the arrival of the malevolent fairy, Carabosse. She is furious about the negligence of the King and Queen in not inviting her to the christening. She pronounces that her gift to the child would be the curse of death. She predicts that when Aurora turns 16, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. The King and Queen, along with the Courtiers are horrified, but the Lilac Fairy emerges to reassure them. Although she cannot reverse the curse of the powerful Carabosse, she promises to modify it. The Princess will not die but will fall asleep for 100 years and will be awakened from her slumber by the kiss of a handsome Prince. Carabosse is furious at the interference of the Lilac Fairy and exits in rage. Act I: The Spell It is Aurora’s 16th birthday and the celebration has begun. Princess Aurora enters to greet her parents. She is introduced to her four suitors who each present her with a single rose. At the height of the celebration, the mood darkens as the strange figure of an old woman appears and offers Aurora a bouquet of flowers, in which a spindle is hidden. As she dances with the bouquet, Aurora pricks her finger and just as the curse predicted, it appears she is going to die. The horrified King and Queen rush to her as she begins a frantic dance, finally falling to the ground. The old woman reveals herself as the evil Carabosse. Aurora’s suitors try to seize her but she escapes. The Lilac Fairy reassures everyone that the Princess is only asleep and then casts her spell on everyone present at the celebration.

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Act II: Scene I: The Vision One hundred years have passed. The scene opens on a young Prince Desirée and his hunting party who are on a hunt in the woods. As the party spots their pray they are eager to begin the hunt, the Prince urges them to go on without him. He finds himself in an enchanted forest, surrounded by the nymphs of the river and forest. The Lilac Fairy meets him and tells him about the beautiful sleeping Princess. She conjures up a vision of Aurora. The Prince is so enraptured with the vision that he begs the Lilac Fairy to help him find her. On the way through the forest, the Prince and the Lilac Fairy encounter Carabosse who does everything in her power to stop them. But the goodness of the Lilac Fairy is stronger. She leads the Prince through the brambles and cobwebs to the Sleeping Princess. The Prince awakens her with a kiss and the curse is lifted. The Prince kneels in front of Aurora and asks her hand in marriage. Act III: The Wedding It is the wedding of Aurora and Desirèe. The joyous celebration is attended by numerous guests including various fairytale characters and the five jewel fairies who dance in honor of the bride and groom. Aurora and Desirèe then dance together. The ballet ends with all joining in a rousing Mazurka after which the Lilac Fairy returns to give her blessing as “they all live happily ever after.”

Artistic Staff Gil Boggs, Artistic Director Gil Boggs began his dance career with the Atlanta Ballet. He joined American Ballet Theatre in New York in 1982 and was promoted to soloist dancer in 1984 and principal dancer in 1991. Boggs was a member of the company for 17 years. Boggs also performed with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, Baryshnikov and Company, Nureyev and Friends, and made several guest appearances around the world. During his career with ABT, he was recognized as both an accomplished virtuoso and one of the company’s most popular performers. Boggs has worked with numerous noted choreographers, including Agnes de Mille, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Jerome Robbins and Merce Cunningham and has an extensive performance repertoire of both classical and contemporary works. Boggs accepted the position of Artistic Director with Colorado Ballet in the Spring of 2006. In Boggs’ tenure with Colorado Ballet he has restaged full-length productions of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Don Quixote and Coppelia along with adding new full-length productions of Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan. Boggs has also presented 15 world premieres and 12 Colorado Ballet premieres by such renowned choreographers as Twyla Tharp, Lar Lubovitch, Antony Tudor, Val Caniparoli, Dwight Rhoden and Lynne TaylorCorbett.

Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress Sandra Brown joined the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre in 1987 under the directorship of Mikhail Baryshnikov and was promoted to soloist in 1992 where she remained until 2003. During that time, she danced not only numerous classical full length principal roles, but gained recognition for her leading contemporary roles as well. Most notably, she created and danced the world premiere role of Desdemona in Lar

Lubovitch’s full-length Othello in 1997 and appears in ABT’s film productions of Romeo and Juliet, Le Corsaire, and the documentary Ballet. In 2000, Brown was featured in the movie Center Stage and appears in the film The Company. Brown also holds the honor of appearing on Broadway as the original Louise Bigelow in the Tony Award-winning 1994 revival of Carousel, directed by Nicholas Hytner and choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan at the Lincoln Center Theater. In 2003, Brown left ABT to pursue work as a freelance artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Stiefel and Stars, Vladimir Malakhov, Peter Boal and Company, Chamber Dance Project, Dancers Patrelle, Ballet Hawaii and Madison Ballet. During this time, she also was asked to perform as a guest artist at the Vail International Festival, became certified to teach Pilates, taught for the ABT Summer Intensive, and choreographed the ballet Synchronicity. In 2006, she joined her husband, Gil Boggs, to work with Colorado Ballet. Since then, she has assisted staging the full-length productions of Giselle, Don Quixote, and Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brown has also assisted with choreographing and staging of The Nutcracker, Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake. In addition, she assisted staging Lar Lubovitch’s Smile With my Heart, Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, and Edwaard Liang’s Feast of the Gods. Brown restaged her ballet, Synchronicity, for Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company. In 2007, she was asked to stage Smile with my Heart for the Joffrey Ballet. In 2013, she staged Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Great Galloping Gottschalk at the University of South Carolina and in 2014 at NBA of Japan. In 1989 and 1990, she was chosen by Mikhail Baryshnikov to choreograph for the American Ballet Theatre Choreographic Workshop. During her tenure, she has choreographed for the Bal de Ballet, an event hosted by the Denver Ballet Guild. Her creations are From Within, Crimson Surges, Unforgettable, Grand Pas Fantastique, Heart Strings, One by One, Set Fire to the Rain, The Secret Garden, Young and Beautiful, The Charleston, Scheherazade, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In 2014, she gained critical acclaim for the ballet The Last Beat, which she created on the dancers of Colorado Ballet to the music of DeVotchKa.

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Artistic Staff Lorita Travaglia, Ballet Mistress Lorita Travaglia is originally from New Zealand. She received her ballet training at the National School of Ballet and later the Royal Ballet School in London. Lorita made her debut as a professional dancer with the Berlin Ballet. After six years with the Company, she moved to the United States where she worked with Princeton Ballet, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and International Ballet Rotaru, dancing solo and principal roles in a wide range of repertoire. Her favorite roles include Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Cinderella, Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Paquita. In 1992, Lorita returned to New Zealand, but continued to perform as a guest artist with companies in the United States as well as Company Z, a contemporary dance company in New Zealand. Lorita began teaching in 1988 while still performing and studied the Vaganova methodology. She was the principal teacher for a professional training program in Auckland, New Zealand and later, as artistic director of Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado, she set up a similar aspirant program. In 1999, Lorita joined Colorado Ballet as director of the Apprentice Program and company repetiteur, and has been ballet mistress since 2006. Her choreography includes Equanimity, Aspects, Pictures at an Exhibition, Piazzolla and, most recently, The Angel of Buenos Aires for Colorado Ballet and a full-length The Nutcracker for Canyon Concert Ballet. Lorita graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2000 and has a private practice in Denver. She is an avid tango dancer and is the Creative Director of Parasol Arts.

Generously supported by Raydean Acevedo Maria Mosina, Ballet Mistress Maria Mosina was born in Moscow and graduated from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia. Upon graduation, Maria joined the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich Company and immediately was chosen for principal roles. She toured the world appearing on all major European, American, African and Asian stages. In 1995, Maria was invited by Colorado Ballet to join as a leading principal dancer. She performed all major parts in classical productions and also had the chance to show her talent in neoclassical, modern and contemporary choreographed master pieces. Maria was a featured dancer on the cover of Dance Magazine and has been featured in other magazine articles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in methodology and pedagogy from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. She is also an active ballet instructor throughout the United States. She participated as a master teacher and judge for the Youth American Grand Prix. Maria performed leading roles in all major productions as a member of the Company, as well as a guest artist with many other festivals, galas, and companies. After 21 seasons as a principal dancer with Colorado Ballet,

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she retired at the end of the 2016/2017 season. She has now joined the artistic staff of the company.

Generously supported by Colleen Curran and Stephen Boane Adam Flatt, Music Director & Principal Conductor As Music Director of Colorado Ballet Adam Flatt has conducted hundreds of performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and led the Colorado Ballet Orchestra to an acclaimed period of excellence. Well known to Colorado audiences, Adam previously served for many years as Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. In addition to his work here at Colorado Ballet, Adam is Music Director of the Newport Symphony Orchestra on the Oregon coast and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor he has led performances with orchestras, opera and ballet companies all over the United States. Mr. Flatt has his bachelor’s degree in music with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and his master’s degree in conducting from the Indiana University School of Music. Mr. Flatt and his family make their home in Denver.

Generously supported by Sandy Elliott Catherine Sailer, Associate Conductor Catherine Sailer, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Denver, conducts the Lamont Chorale, the Lamont Women’s Chorus and The Evans Choir. Conducting credits include the Shanghai International Choral League and Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Northeastern Pennsylvania Symphony, National Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, National Opera of China, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Central City Opera, Dale Warland Singers, Kansas City Chorale, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Madrigal Vocale, Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and Oregon Bach Festival. She regularly conducts festival performances at Carnegie Hall, and other festivals in Rome, Vienna and Shanghai, and is an active guest conductor and clinician. Sailer was the winner of Chorus America’s Robert Shaw Conducting Fellowship and won First Place in the American Prize for Choral Performance.


Dana Benton Dana Benton was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where she began her training with Lou and Pauline Zamprogna at The Dance Centre. At the age of nine, she was accepted to the National Ballet School in Toronto where she trained for eight years. She went on exchange to Hamburg Ballet School in Hamburg, Germany. Dana graduated from the National Ballet School with Honors in Academics and received the Peter Dwyer Award for Excellence in Dance. Upon graduating in 2000, Dana received a contract with the Alberta Ballet Company in Canada. She spent one year with the company as an Apprentice. In 2001, she joined Colorado Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member. In 2007, she was promoted to Soloist and in 2014, was promoted to Principal. With Colorado Ballet, Dana has worked with many well-known choreographers and repetiteurs including Val Caniparoli, Bronwen Curry, Matthew Dibble, Karina Elver, Judith Fugate, John Gardner, Thierry Michel, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jessica Lang, Edwaard Liang, Donald Mahler, Amanda McKerrow, Luiz Ortiz, Janie Parker, Michael Pink, Viki Psihoyos, Brian Reeder, Domy ReiterSoffer, Dwight Rhoden, Roman Rykine, Amy Seiwert, James Sofranko, Ben Stevenson, Paul Sutherland, Lynn TaylorCorbett, Doug Varone, Dominic Walsh, Shelly Washington, Septime Webre, Christopher Wheeldon, Lila York, and Stefan Zeromski. Since joining Colorado Ballet, she has performed many soloist and principal roles. Her notable roles include The Sylph in La Sylphide, Alice in ALICE (in Wonderland), Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Swanilda in Coppélia, 4th pas de deux in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Waltz Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, Cow Girl in Rodeo, Ave Maria Pas de Deux, Sugar Plum and Clara in The Nutcracker, Gulnara in Le Corsaire, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Pink and Aqua in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Red Girl in Celts, Lucy in Dracula, Princess Florine and Diamond Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Peasant Pas in Giselle, Flower Girl and Cupid in Don Quixote, Hermia and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Flames of Paris Pas de Deux, Bomb Squad in In The Upper Room, Lead Souvenir Lady in the Great Galloping Gottschalk, Amy Seiwert’s Duet It’s Not a Cry, The Muse in Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb), The Younger Sister in Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, The Angel in Lorita Travaglia’s The Angel of Buenos Aires, The Blue Couple in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling and the featured role in Amy Seiwert’s Traveling Alone. In 2015, Pointe Magazine named Dana as one of the top 12 “Standout Performances” of the year for her performance of Traveling Alone with Amy Seiwert’s Imagery.

Generously supported by Montine Hansl & Jane and Skip Netzorg Chandra Kuykendall Chandra Kuykendall is from Parker, Colorado and trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet from 1988 until graduating in 1997. In 1996, she won the Denver Ballet Guild Competition and received the prestigious Florence Rustin Award. She also attended summer programs at

the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Vail under full scholarship, Kirov Academy of Ballet, San Francisco Ballet Academy and School of American Ballet. After graduating from the Academy in 1997, Chandra joined Colorado Ballet. She spent the 1998-1999 season with Leipzig Ballet in Leipzig, Germany under the direction of the brilliant choreographer Uwe Scholz. She returned to Colorado Ballet in the fall of 1999. With Colorado Ballet, Chandra has danced numerous principal roles including Princess Aurora and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Giselle and Myrta in Giselle, Medora in Le Corsaire, Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker, Cinderella in Cinderella, Dryad Queen in Don Quixote, Lucy in Dracula, Titania and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Firebird in Firebird, the principal role in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, the Crossover Girl in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, the Mother in Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, 3rd Duet in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, the Brown Girl in Celts, the Kick Girl in George Balanchine’s Rubies, principal role in Theme and Variations, 2nd Violin in Concerto Barocco, Waltz Girl in Serenade, and Gerald Arpino’s well-known pas de deux from Light Rain. Her favorite of these roles was the tragic Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. She has also been featured in Antony Tudor’s Leaves Are Fading, Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Septime Webre’s Where the Wild Things Are, Edwaard Liang’s Feast of the Gods, Jodie Gates’ Embellish, Emery LeCrone’s Archetypes, Val Caniparoli’s In Pieces, Jessica Lang’s From Foreign Lands and People and De Profundis, Mathew Neenan’s The Faraway, Amy Seiwert’s Traveling Alone and Things Left Unsaid, Carmina Burana, Great Galloping Gottschalk, Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet and Martin Fredmann’s A Little Love as well as his Dreamspace shown on PBS. The August 2013 issue of 5280 Magazine featured Chandra in an article highlighting seven of Colorado’s athletes. This is her 21st season with Colorado Ballet.

Generously supported by Joanne Posner Mayer Domenico Luciano Domenico Luciano was born in Naples, Italy and graduated from Royal Teatro di San Carlo Ballet School in Naples in 1999. In the same year, Domenico was invited to join the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, Germany. After dancing with several companies in Europe including Europadance in France, Maggio Danza in Florence, Teatro Dell’Opera in Rome and Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, in 2004 Domenico joined Tulsa Ballet as a Demi-Soloist. In 2005, he joined Dominic Walsh Dance Theater in Houston as Principal Dancer. His repertoire includes many of the classical principal leads such as Romeo, Paris and Benvolio in both Sir Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet; Romeo and Paris in Amedeo Amodio’s Romeo & Juliet with Eleonora Abbagnato, Etoile with Paris Opera Ballet; Solor in La Bayadere, The Prince in The Nutcracker, and Albrecht in Giselle, all by Derek Dean; In the Night by Jerome Robbins; Onegin in John Cranko’s Onegin; Roland Petit’s Ma Pavlova with international ballerina Lucia Lacarra; and Don Jose with the National Ballet of China in Carmen. Domenico also excels in his contemporary repertoire, which includes George Balanchine’s La Valse; Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat and Without Words; and Orfeo in Carole Armitage’s Orfeo and

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Dancers Eurydice. With Dominic Walsh Dance Theater he performed Matz Ek’s Pas de Dans, Jirí Kylián’s Double You and 27’52’’, and the role of the White Swan in the White Swan pas de deux from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Le Spectre de la Rose, Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, The Firebird with Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot. As an international Principal Guest Artist, Domenico has danced in production with Tulsa Ballet, Ballet Quad Cities, Sarasota Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, National Ballet of China and The New National Theater in Tokyo. He has also been invited to various national and International Galas and Dance Festivals. In 2003, he received the Leonide Massine award in Positano, Italy as Best Male Dancer of the Year. In October 2008, the Houston Press named him “Best Dancer.” Pointe Magazine also named him as “Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009” and in 2010, he received the “Young Talent Award” in Florence, Italy at DANZAINFIERA. He joined Colorado Ballet as a Soloist in 2013 and was promoted to Principal in 2014. His roles with Colorado Ballet last season included Dracula in Dracula and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

Generously supported by Paul Goodspeed and Mary Poole Yosvani Ramos Yosvani Ramos was born in Camagüey, Cuba and trained there at the National Ballet School. In 1997 he went on to dance with Jeune Ballet de France and Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris in 1999 after winning the Gold Medal at the Paris International Ballet Competition. He has also won the silver medal at the international ballet competitions in Varna in Bulgaria, Jackson Mississippi in the USA and Nagoya in Japan. He joined English National Ballet as a Soloist in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2000, then Principal Dancer in 2003 after his performance as Franz in Coppélia. Yosvani danced with ENB until 2008 when he joined The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, where he remained until April 2013. He has danced the lead roles in all the major classical ballets including Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Merry Widow, Manon, La Silphíde, The Snow Queen and Peter Pan as well as the lead in Les Sylphídes, Etudes, Mazurka in Suite en Blanc, principal man in Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes, Square Dance, Who Cares?, Ballet Imperial and ballets by Alexei Ratmanski, Nacho Duato, Kenneth MacMillan and many others. He has also guested all around the world. In September 2013, Yosvani danced at the XVIII International Ballet Festival in Miami, then spent several months guesting with companies in Europe and the USA. He joined the Cincinnati Ballet as Principal dancer in July 2014. Yosvani joined Colorado Ballet at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season as Principal dancer. Since joining Colorado Ballet Yosvani has danced the roles of James in La Sylphíde, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Cavalier in The Nutcracker, the Dodo Bird, the Joker, the Mad Hatter and Lewis Carroll in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Prince Siegfried and Benno in Swan Lake, Jonathan Harker in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Romeo in Derek Deane’s Romeo & Juliet and principal Blue Couple in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling.

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Asuka Sasaki Asuka Sasaki was born in Nagano, Japan. She trained at the Beijing Dance Academy in China and Emiko Kojima Ballet School, Yo Ballet Academy in Japan. After Beijing Dance Academy she joined Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet as an Aspirant 2002. She started dancing with Colorado Ballet in 2005 as a member of the corps de Ballet, in 2010 she was promoted to Soloist. In 2017 Asuka was promoted to Principal Dancer. She has performed Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Little Mermaid in Lynn Taylor-Corbett’s The Little Mermaid, Juliet in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet, Mina in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Blue Principal in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling, Hagar in Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Theme and Variations soloist, Serenade Russian girl, Clara, Sugar Plum and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Mercedes and Flower Girl in Don Quixote, Gulnara in Le Corsaire, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Myrta and Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, Blue Bird, Diamond in The Sleeping Beauty, Autumn Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Red and Pink Couple in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland’s Eaglet. With Colorado Ballet, she has worked with accomplished choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Derek Deane, Eldar Aliev, Michael Pink, Ben Stevenson, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Martin Fredmann, Lila York, Jessica Lang, Dwight Rhoden, Edwaard Liang and Amy Seiwert.

Generously supported by Debby Herz SOLOISTS

Morgan Buchanan Morgan Buchanan is from Houston, Texas. She trained at the Ballet Center of Houston under the direction of Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome. Morgan also trained at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy for two years, under Sally Rojas and Sabrina Lenzi, where she earned the highest final evaluation variation score in her class. Before joining the Colorado Ballet Studio Company in 2009, she attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Orlando Ballet and Houston Ballet. She joined the Company in 2011 and was promoted to Soloist in 2016. Her notable roles with Colorado Ballet include Wendy in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan, Vitality Fairy and Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Moyna in Giselle, Autumn Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, First Passerby in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Effie in La Sylphide, Sonja in The Little Mermaid, Red in Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, The Princess in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the fifth pas de deux in Jiří Kylián’s Petit Mort, Pas de Trois and Big Swans in Swan Lake, Lucy in Michael Pink’s Dracula, and Hagar in Anthony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire.

Generously supported by Lynnette Morrison

Dancers Francisco Estevez Born in Quito, Ecuador, Francisco moved to the USA in 1995. He began his ballet training in Louisville, Kentucky and at the age of 16, was invited to finish his professional training at the School of American Ballet in New York where he also had the opportunity to perform featured roles with the New York City Ballet. Upon graduating in 2008, Francisco joined Boston Ballet where he danced for two years before joining the Barcelona Ballet under the direction of Angel Corella in 2010. As a member of this company, he performed various soloist and principal roles and took part in the “Feria del Libro” in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Spoleto Festival in both Italy and Charleston, North Carolina and the Peralada festival, Catalonia. In 2011, Francisco won 1st Place at the Premio Internacional de Danza Roseta Mauri. His notable roles to date include Balanchine’s Tarantella and the 1st and 2nd themes from The Four Temperaments, Jorma Elo’s Carmen Illusions, Principal in Jerome Robbin’s 2 & 3 Part Inventions and the 1st and 3rd Sailor in Robbins’ Fancy Free, Peter Martin’s Les Gentil Hommes, Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four, DGV, Polyphonia and VIII, Pink, Red and Aqua Couples in Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Stanton Welch’s Clear, Franz in Coppelia, Benno and Neopolitan in Swan Lake, the Peasant pas de deux from Giselle, the pas de six from Napoli, the Nutcracker Prince and Sugarplum Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Lysander in Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Renfield and Harker in Michael Pink’s Dracula, James in La Sylphide, White Rabbit, Dodo Bird and Joker in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Amy Seiwert’s It’s Not a Cry Pas de Deux, Prince Christian in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Little Mermaid, Waltz Boy in George Balanchine’s Serenade, and Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Tybalt and Mercutio in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet and the blue couple in Twyla Tharp’s A Brief Fling among others. Francisco joined Colorado Ballet during the 2012-2013 season and was promoted to Soloist in 2015.

Generously supported by Janis Brewster Tracy Jones-Estevez Born in Cork, Ireland, Tracy started dancing at the age of five with Ballet Theatre Ireland. At 11, she went on to train at The Royal Ballet School in London. In 2006, Tracy placed 3rd at the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition and was a finalist of the Young British Dancer of the Year. During her graduate year, she performed with the Royal Ballet Company in various ballets and joined them on their 2007 International tour to Mexico and the USA. Upon graduating, Tracy joined the English National Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member where she performed throughout the UK and toured to Beijing, China. Tracy was a member of the Barcelona Ballet under the direction of Angel Corella from 2008 to 2012, where she toured worldwide, and performed various soloist and principal roles. In 2013,Tracy

joined Colorado Ballet and in June of that year, Pointe Magazine named her as one of 10 “Stars in the Corps.” She was promoted to Soloist in 2017. Her notable roles with Colorado Ballet include Zulma, and Giselle’s friend in Giselle, Arabian in The Nutcracker, Summer Fairy in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Principal couple in Sandra Brown’s The Last Beat, Hermia and Scherzo Fairy in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, The Pas de Deux and 3rd Girl in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Effie and Lead Sylph in La Sylphide, Caterpillar in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), The Muse in Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb), Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain Pas de Deux, Pas de Trois and Big Swans in Swan Lake, The Sea Witch in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s The Little Mermaid, The Dark Angel in George Balanchine’s Serenade, and the 5th Pas de Deux in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort. This is Tracy’s 7th season with the company.

Generously supported by Brewster Family in memory of Jim Brewster Christophor Moulton Christophor Moulton was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and began his training with Rozanne David at the Dance Center of Colorado Springs and continued his training in Colorado with German Zemuel. He graduated from the Harid Conservatory in Florida, where he trained under Svetlana Osiyeva, Olivier Pardina and Victoria Schnider. During his years at Harid, Christophor performed numerous roles including Siegfried in Swan Lake and the lead in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante. He also studied for a year at the Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis School under Franco Devita. In 2007, he received the Rudolph Nureyev Education Fellowship. Christophor joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2009, was promoted into the Company in 2010, and was promoted to Soloist in 2017. During his time at Colorado Ballet, he has worked with esteemed choreographers, Val Caniparoli, Amy Seiwert, Edwaard Liang, Ben Stevenson, Stephen Mills, and Michael Pink. He has performed the roles of Lovers in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Step Sister in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Dracula and Arthur in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Hilarion in Giselle, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Red in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, the Prince in Firebird, Friend in Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire.

Generously supported by Peggy Goldman Kevin Gaël Thomas Kevin Gaël Thomas is from Cannes, France and studied at Rosella Hightower’s International Ballet Center and at Canada’s National Ballet School, where he received a full scholarship and graduated in 2006, with honors. Kevin also graduated with honors from the Music Conservatory in France for piano. He danced for a year with Houston Ballet II, then joined Colorado Ballet in 2007. Since joining the Company he has performed many soloist and

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Dancers leading roles including Blue Bird and Jewels in The Sleeping Beauty, the Whip Boy in Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Peter in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan, Puck in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the title role in Michael Smuin’s Peter and the Wolf, the first sailor in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker, Gurn in La Sylphide, Benno in Swan Lake, Kaschei in Firebird, Pink in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, 1st Pas de Deux in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Red Couple in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling. Kevin was chosen to represent France at the New York International Ballet Competition in 2009 and at the USA Jackson International Ballet Competition in 2010. He was promoted to Soloist in 2016.

Generously supported by Elizabeth Katkin-Waryn and Richard Waryn CORPS DE BALLET

Joshua Allenback Josh Allenback, a native of Colorado, has been dancing since he was four years old. He has studied on scholarship with American Ballet Theatre, The Rock School and Joffrey Ballet. He was a member of Houston Ballet II as well as Ballet San Antonio. Josh has performed many principal roles including Firebird’s Katchi, Giselle’s Prince Albrecht, Cavalier and Snow King in The Nutcracker and Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty. He joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2013 and was promoted into the Company in 2014. With Colorado Ballet, he has performed in Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird and more.

Generously supported by Rita and Brad Sonnenberg Ariel Breitman Ariel Breitman is from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and began his dance training at the age of eight with the Boys Scholarship Program of Metropolitan Ballet Academy, directed by Lisa Collins. At 16, Ariel moved to New York City to train with Edward Ellison, director of Ellison Ballet-Professional Training Program. While in New York, Ariel performed roles including Jerome from Flames of Paris, Basilio’s Variation from Don Quixote, the Poet’s Variation from Chopiniana, James’ Variation from La Sylphide and Cavalier from The Nutcracker. In 2012 and 2013, Ariel earned three gold medals from the Youth America Grand Prix competition and one silver medal in 2013 from the Tanzolymp International Ballet Competition in Berlin. After graduating from Ellison Ballet, Ariel joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company for one season, performing roles such as Liza in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and John Darling in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan. His repertory also

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includes the Grand Pas de Deux from La Esmeralda, Flames of Paris, and The Nutcracker, as well as the Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux from La Esmeralda, the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake, the Pas de Quatre from Raymonda, and the Grand Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire. Ariel was invited to compete in the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, where he performed with his partner in the final round and galas. Since joining Colorado Ballet in 2014, Ariel has danced roles such as Puck in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Bulldog Sailor in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Joker in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and Nutcracker Prince in Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Generously supported by Phil Livingston Arianna Ciccarelli Arianna Ciccarelli is from Bristol, CT. She began dancing ballet at age 12 and studied in the pre-professional resident program at The Nutmeg Conservatory for The Arts, studying under Eleanor D’Antuano, Sharon Dante, Kirk Peterson and Victoria Mazzerelli. She also spent her summers training at The School of American Ballet, English National Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Washington Ballet. Arianna was a member of the Colorado Ballet Studio Company in the 2013-2014 season. Before joining Colorado Ballet in 2016, she spent two years dancing with Ballet Arizona. Since joining the Company, she has performed the role of Little Mermaid in Lynne Taylor Corbett’s The Little Mermaid, Cygnets in Swan Lake, Clara, Crystals, Spanish, Doll and Marzipan in The Nutcracker, and in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. She has also choreographed two ballets for Company dancers to perform in Colorado Ballet’s Attitude on Santa Fe performances.

Generously supported by Ann Frick Mackenzie Dessens Mackenzie Dessens is from New Orleans, Louisiana where she began her training at Giacobbe Academy of Dance and privately with Kimberly Beck. She attended summer programs in New York with the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Mackenzie continued her training at Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy and upon completion, joined Cincinnati Ballet’s second company. With Cincinnati Ballet, Dessens’ repertoire included Peter Pan, 7th Symphony, The Nutcracker, Alice, Symphony in C and the world premiere of King Arthur’s Camelot, in which she performed as the Lady of the Lake. She joined Colorado Ballet in 2015. Since joining Colorado Ballet, her notable repertoire has grown to include Clara in The Nutcracker, the Pas de Trois from Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb), Little Russians in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Cygnets and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake.

Generously supported by Frank Wiederman

Dancers Alyssa Fazekas

Regan Kucera

Alyssa Fazekas is from Orlando, Florida where she began her training at age 14 under the direction of Vladimir Bykov and Vasilie Petritiu. In 2010, she joined Orlando Ballet School and in 2012, joined Orlando Ballet II. During her time in Orlando, she performed principal roles with the school and was selected to perform in the corps de ballet with many of Orlando Ballet’s productions. Alyssa also participated in the Youth America Grand Prix competition, placing Top 12 in both contemporary and classical categories. She performed in the YAGP Gala in Tampa, and then moved on to the New York City Finals. In 2012, she was a semi-finalist at Helsinki International Ballet Competition. In 2014, she joined Milwaukee Ballet II, and in 2016 joined Ballet Arizona’s Studio Company. While at Ballet Arizona, she performed as Cinderella in Carlos Valcarcel’s production of Cinderella, was selected to perform with Ballet Arizona in George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three, Western Symphony and Ib Anderson’s La Bayadere, Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker. This is her second season with Colorado Ballet.

Regan Kucera grew up in Cary, North Carolina and started dancing at the age of four. She studied at International Ballet Academy in Cary. She attended summer programs at ABT NY, Orlando Ballet with full scholarship and Saratoga Springs. She has participated in competitions including Youth American Grand Prix and World Ballet Competition. In 2013, she joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company and was promoted into the Company in 2016. Her favorite roles with Colorado Ballet have been Cygnets in Swan Lake and Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort.

Generously supported by Patty Lorie Kevin Hale Born in Warren, New Jersey but raised in England, Kevin began dancing at the age of five. At age 11, he was accepted into The Royal Ballet School where he graduated from in July 2013. Kevin has won the Kenneth McMillan Choreographic Competition twice and had one of his ballets performed at the school’s annual show at the Royal Opera House. During his graduate year, Kevin performed with The Royal Ballet in various ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Valse and The Sleeping Beauty. His repertoire also includes Jiří Bubeníček’s Canon in D Major, Bejart’s 7 Greek Dances and Ashley Page’s Larina Waltz. He has also been featured as a dancer on the BBC. Kevin joined Colorado Ballet in 2013. Kevin’s notable repertoire with Colorado Ballet has included Stepsister in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, the Wolf in Clark Tippet’s Peter and the Wolf, In Pieces by Val Caniparoli, The Duchess in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Wolfgang in Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb), Waltz Man in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Prince Christian in The Little Mermaid.

Generously supported by Michael Korenblat and Natalia Ballinger

Generously supported by David Bayendor Bryce Lee Bryce Lee was born in Missouri and started his professional training at 12 at Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in Laguna Hills, California. In the summer of 2011, he attended School of American Ballet, then was asked to stay for the Winter Term program from 2011-2012. He has attended several summer courses on full scholarship including SAB, Miami City Ballet and Colorado Ballet. Bryce has received several awards in classical and contemporary forms of dance as well as 1st place, semi-finalist at YAGP Europe, as well as two-time YAGP Finalist Qualifier. He has also guested for numerous ballet schools across the US, including performances in Vancouver. Bryce had the pleasure to perform principal roles in Paul Mejia’s Seasons and Donizetti Variations. He joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2013 and was promoted into the Company in 2015. Since then, he has performed numerous professional works including Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Chinese and Russian in The Nutcracker, Tweedle Dee in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Swan Lake, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, The Little Mermaid, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird.

Generously supported by The Patrick Keleher Family Fernanda Oliveira Fernanda Oliveira, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is in her fourth season with Colorado Ballet. Fernanda trained at the Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and at The Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC. Upon graduating she joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company under Septime Webre, where she had the honor to perform many classics and contemporary masterpieces

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Dancers at the Kennedy Center. Since joining Colorado Ballet she has performed in works by Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, Twyla Tharp and Val Caniparoli, among others. Fernanda has also presented her own choreography with the Colorado Ballet, the ballets Saudade (2017) and All Strings Attached (2018), for Colorado Ballet’s Attitude on Santa Fe program. After performing the lead in Septime Webre’s Sympathique, she received honorable mention in the DC Metro Theater Arts’ review as, “a commanding presence… she is in control, is perfectly poised, and…lets the entire audience know she was born to perform.”

Generously supported by Jan and John Blumer Sean Omandam Sean Omandam is from Fresno, California, where he began his training with Shirley Winters. He later went on to train on full-scholarship at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, under the instruction of Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina and Svetlana Osiyeva. Upon his graduation in 2004, he joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company, and was promoted into the Company in 2005. With Colorado Ballet, Sean has performed a variety of soloist and principal roles including Puck in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, White Rabbit in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Peter in Michael Smuin’s Peter and the Wolf, Champion Roper in Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Whip Boy in Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, Max in Septime Webre’s Where the Wild Things Are, John Darling in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan, Green Man in Lila York’s Celts and Russian in Martin Fredmann’s The Nutcracker. His repertory also includes featured roles in works by Lar Lubovitch, Val Caniparoli, Amy Seiwert, Edwaard Liang, Matthew Neenan, Jodie Gates, Dwight Rhoden, Darrell Grand Moultire and Jessica Lang, among others. In 2007, he was a competitor and gala performer at the New York International Ballet Competition. In the summer of 2013, he was featured as a contestant on the premiere season of the South Korean television show, Dancing 9. Pointe Magazine featured Sean in their 2014 October/November “Dancer Spotlight.”

Generously supported by Cheri and Alan Rubin Nicolas Pelletier Nicolas Pelletier was born in Quebec City, Canada. He moved to California when he was eight, where he attended the San Francisco Ballet School for 10 years. During his time at the school, he performed in ballets including John Neumeier’s Yondering and Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes. He completed his training with Canada’s National Ballet School in 2010 and joined Alberta Ballet in 2011. During his six years with the Company, he had the opportunity to dance many principal roles including Dracula

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in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula and Romeo in Jean GrandMaître’s Romeo and Juliet. Nicolas also had the pleasure of working closely with Jean Grand-Maître in the creation of many new works throughout his time at Alberta Ballet, including pas de deux and solos. Other notable ballets in his repertoire include Divertimento No. 15, Four Temperaments, Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Madame Butterfly, Othello and The Nutcracker. This is his second season with Colorado Ballet.

Generously supported by Carla Dore Tyler Rhoads Tyler Rhoads is from Midland, Texas, where he began his training with Susan Clark at Midland Festival Ballet. He later went on to train on full-scholarship at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, under the instruction of Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina and Svetlana Osiyeva. After graduating in 2011, he attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he studied under acclaimed staff Violette Verdy and Michael Vernon. He had the opportunity to perform a variety of works including George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, August Bournonville’s Napoli and Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields. Upon his graduation from college, Tyler joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company and was promoted into the Company in 2016.

Generously supported by Naji Ghorayeb Emily Speed Emily Speed grew up in Argyle, TX and graduated from Marina Almayeva School of Ballet. She has qualified and competed in Varna International Ballet Competition, Jackson IBC and YAGP Finals, as well as being a World Ballet Competition Finalist and winning First Place in the YAGP regionals. During her career, Ms. Speed has danced in companies across the country including Alabama Ballet, Boulder Ballet and Ballet Tucson performing numerous soloist and principle roles. Since joining Colorado Ballet in 2014 Ms. Speed has been given the opportunity to dance featured roles in several productions and performed in the Vail Dance Festival in 2015 and 2017. Some of her most notable performances with Colorado Ballet include Scherzo in Wheeldon’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Little Russians in Serenade, Cygnets and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Pink Couple in Mark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Red Couple in Twayal Tharp’s Brief Fling, Little Sister in Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Flames of Paris Pas De Deux and Clara and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker.

Generously supported by Heather and Conor McCallin

Dancers Jeremy Studinski

Benjamin Winegar

Jeremy Studinski was born in Colorado and began his ballet training at the age of nine at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance in Broomfield. He then went on to join Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2012 for one season where he danced Corps de Ballet roles in Sleeping Beauty, Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), and Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. He then went on to join Orlando Ballet II in 2013 and was promoted to the main company in 2015 performing notable roles such as Gaston in Arcadian Broad’s Beauty and the Beast, Franz in Coppelia, and Peter in Peter and the Wolf. He rejoined Colorado Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2017 and has enjoyed dancing as Quincey in Dracula, the Nutcracker Prince in the Nutcracker and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet.

Ben Winegar is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began his training at the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet at the age of 11, where he was trained by Attila Mosolygo, Gaiane Akopian and Akop Akopian. During his training, he had the opportunity to perform in several ballets with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. In 2010, Ben spent a year training at the School of American Ballet. Upon graduating, he danced one season with the Los Angeles Ballet under the direction of Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary. Since joining Colorado Ballet’s Company in 2012, he has danced in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, ALICE (in wonderland), La Sylphide, Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Michael Pink’s Dracula, among others.

Generously supported by Barbara Clark

Generously supported by Donna and Ted Connolly

Sarah Tryon

Melissa Zoebisch

Sarah Tryon was born in Hanmer, Ontario, Canada and at the age of 11 was accepted to train at Canada’s National Ballet School. During her six years with NBS, Sarah was selected to partake in exchange programs with various international schools including Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, École Supérieur De Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes France and Tanz Akademie Zurich in Switzerland. After graduating in 2010, she moved to New York City to train with world-renowned coach Edward Ellison. In 2013, Sarah joined the Sarasota Ballet as a corps de ballet member. During her two seasons with the Sarasota Ballet, Sarah performed many works by major choreographers including George Balanchine, Agnes DeMille, Will Tuckett, Rudolph Nureyev, Christopher Bruce, Mikhail Fokine, Paul Taylor, Sir Antony Tudor and Sir Frederick Ashton. Highlights of Sarah’s time with the Sarasota Ballet include performing in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Serenade, Four Temperaments, and Rubies; Ashton’s Façade, La Fille Mal Gardée, Sinfonietta, Les Patineurs, and Montones I; Christopher Bruces’ Sergeant Early’s Dream; Will Tuckett’s Lux Aterna; Agnes De Milles’ Rodeo; Antony Tudor’s Gala Performance; Mikhail Fokine’s Petrushka; Paul Taylor’s Company B; and Nureyev’s Raymonda. Since joining Colorado Ballet in 2015, Sarah has performed many corps and notable roles including Effy in Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Clara in The Nutcracker, Twin, Four Little Flamingos and Card in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), first duet in Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang (for Webb), Dark Angel and Russian corps in Balanchine’s Serenade, second pas de deux in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Little Princesses in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, Aqua in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Innocence in Sir Anthony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, Red in Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling, second pas in Val Caniparoli’s In Pieces, Mina in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Juliet in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet.

Generously supported by Janet and John MacFarlane

Melissa grew up in Mexico and studied at the Chamber Ballet of Jalisco. She received a scholarship to attend for a year at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Madame Sizova’s class, and returned to Mexico to graduate in 2004. Throughout her school years, she participated in many workshops around the world including: Cuba, Canada, Austria, Spain and the United States. In 2005, Melissa joined the National Dance Company, where she performed soloist roles in her first year in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Carmen. Her other repertoire includes principal roles in Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire, original contemporary choreographies and many others. In 2010, she was a finalist at the Korea International Ballet Competition and received a Special Award KIBC. Before joining Colorado Ballet in 2014, she had been freelancing with her husband around the country.

Generously supported by Christy Honnen APPRENTICES

Simon Costello Simon Zinabu Costello was born in a small town in Ethiopia called, Mudula. Growing up, it seemed the only way Simon and his friends knew how to celebrate anything was through dancing. Of course, these celebratory dances were not ballet, but from an early age, this instilled the joy of dance in him. He left Ethiopia and in 2008, he was adopted by an American family in South Bend, Indiana. A few years later, Simon joined a local school, Southold Dance Theater and trained there for eight years. In 2015/2016 he traveled

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Dancers to Dresden Germany to dance with Palucca HochSchule Fur Tanz. After a year in Germany, he left to join the Colorado Ballet Academy 2016. Simon was promoted to the Company in 2018 and this is his first season as an apprentice. Simon has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Dracula and Firebird.

Generously supported by Sandi Mays Tate Lee Tate Lee was born in Illinois and raised in Mission Viejo, California. He trained primarily with Dmitri Kulev and Jennifer Langenstein Kulev at the Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in Laguna Hills, California. He has received scholarships and attended numerous summer programs including American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet School and School of American Ballet where he received the Jerome Robbins’ Award of Merit. Tate was recognized as a prize winner for classical dance by the prestigious Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards and in 2016, he was selected to travel to Lausanne, Switzerland for the Prix de Lausanne. Tate began his career with Colorado Ballet during the 2017-2018 season as a member of the Studio Company. He was promoted in the spring of 2018 to Apprentice for the 2018-2019 season. This is his first season as an apprentice.

Generously supported by Pam and Mike Copp Francesca Martoccio Originally from Miami, Florida, Francesca Martoccio received her early ballet training at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and at the New World School of the Arts. In May 2016, Francesca graduated from SUNY Purchase where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a Ballet Concentration. She performed several roles with Purchase Dance Company including the lead in Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie and “Sanguinic” in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments. In the fall of 2014, Francesca was chosen by the faculty to study abroad in Hong Kong, China at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In the summer of 2016, she had the pleasure of working with John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow on a duet from Antony Tudor’s The Leaves are Fading. After graduating, Francesca joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company for the 2016-2017 season and was promoted into the Company in 2017.

Generously supported by Adrienne Toon Ariel McCarthy Originally from Allen, TX, Ariel McCarty began dancing/ballet at the age of three. At the age of nine, she began training in Dallas at Texas Ballet Theatre under the direction of Jan Miller and Lyndette Galen. Ariel relocated to Denver to begin training with Colorado Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional

program under Valerie Madonia and Erica Fischbach. While in the Academy, she had the opportunity to perform in numerous pieces and excerpts including as Swanilda in the Academy’s full production of Coppelia. As a part of her training, Ariel attended many summer intensives including TBTS, ABT, Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Colorado Ballet, School of OBT and DanceTheatre of Harlem, where her wellrounded training continued. In 2017, she was promoted to Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company. Ariel was promoted to the Company in 2018. This is her first season as an apprentice.

Generously supported by Yvette and Chris Frampton and Family Leah McFadden Leah Rose McFadden grew up in a small town called Dowagiac, Michigan. At age 11, she began her ballet training with Southold Dance Theatre, a pre-professional school in South Bend, IN. During Leah’s six years at Southold, under the direction of Erica Fischbach, she participated in YAGP and received a number of awards. Leah also attended summer intensives at Gelsey Kirkland Academy, Grand Rapids Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Colorado Ballet. In 2015, she joined Miami City Ballet’s Pre-Professional program year-round. During her time there, Leah also performed with Miami City Ballet’s company as Chinese in Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, as well as touring with the company to New York and Chicago performing in Balanchine’s Bourrée Fantasque. Leah joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2016 and was promoted to the company for the 2018-2019 season. This is her first season as an apprentice.

Generously supported by Douglas Richards Sara VanderVoort Sara VanderVoort is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She began her ballet training at the age of 12 with Metropolitan Ballet Academy under the direction of Lisa Collins Vidnovic, Natalya Zeiger and Denise D’Angelo. While in school, she was selected by Roy Kaiser to perform in Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker as Spanish. She also competed in YAGP and went to Regional Dance America where she won several full scholarships to summer programs. Sara spent summers training with BalletX, Washington Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. She joined Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company in 2012. Sara then danced with Nashville Ballet under the direction of Paul Vasterling for a few seasons where she performed in several ballets, including Balanchine’s Serenade and Fairies in Peter Pan. In 2015, she returned to Colorado Ballet where she had the opportunity to perform some of her favorite ballets with the Company including Swan Corps in Swan Lake, Balanchine’s Serenade and Princesses in Possokhov’s Firebird. Sara joined the Company in 2017.

Generously supported by Colleen Curran and Stephen Boane

Guest Artist Gregory K. Gonzales, Guest Dancer Gregory Gonzales graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Sports Fitness/Kinesiology and Dance. He was a dance scholarship recipient and Best Dancer Award winner while there. His teachers include: Larry Boyette, Dr. Sandra Minton, Karen Genoff-Campbell, James Clouser, Milenko Banovic and Jeanette Triomphe to name a few. Gregory has danced with several companies over the years, both ballet and modern. These include: The Dance Connection, David Taylor Dance Theater, Nevada Dance Theater, Ballet Arizona, Wylliams-Henry Dance Theater, Opera Colorado, Ballet Pacifica, Kim Robards Dance, Les Ballet Grandiva, Zikr Dance Ensemble, Ballet Ariel and Colorado Ballet. He spent the bulk of his career at Colorado Ballet where he was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1997. Gregory has had the opportunity to work with many leading choreographers such as Christopher Wheeldon, Stanton Welch, Milton Myers, Doug Varone and Toro Shimuzake, and to dance in ballets ranging from classical and romantic periods to Balanchine,

Graham and contemporary works. Gregory also choreographs and was a Choreographer in Residence for the Colorado Ballet from 2003-2004. He created and/or collaborated on ballets such as Carmina Burana, Peter Pan, Broken Web, Incantation and Last Breath. He has choreographed for the University of Northern Colorado, The Dawson-Wallace Dance Project, Ballet Ariel, The Denver Independent Choreographer’s Dance Project, Denver School of the Arts, Presenting Denver Dance Festival and Engage Movement Arts, among others. Gregory was adjudicated and is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and is recommended in rapier and dagger. He founded On Edge Productions with three other colleagues and created shows, both comedy and drama that featured stage combat. Gregory currently dances with Colorado Ballet as a resident guest artist and with Ballet Ariel. He teaches dance, acting for dancers and floor barre. He also teaches anatomy using the Anatomy In Clay® System to dancers and for Anatomy In Clay® Centers. He plays guitar and bandoneon for the Natural Tango Tipica Orquesta and studies Argentine Tango and has created and directed work for Tango Colorado and Parasol Arts.

Generously supported by Susan and Larry Hamil

Colorado Ballet Studio Company Front Row: Gabriela Rodriguez, Catherine McGregor, Catherine Aoki, Erin Arndorfer, McKenzie Thomas, Renee Castonguay Middle Row: Benjamin Rose, Isabelle Browne, Shelby Vennekotter, Julia Davies, Isabella Furrillo, Madeleine Kuebler, Robbie Downey, Parker Long Back Row: Tyler Humphrey, Kristine Wiggins, Alexandra Wilson, Rosemary Shahani, Vara Shiva Reom, Amber Ball, Liam Hogan Not pictured: Olivia Michura

Generously supported by David Andrews

Colorado Ballet Orchestra

Adam Flatt, Music Director & Principal Conductor | Catherine Sailer, Associate Conductor First Violin Lydia Sviatlovskya Concertmaster Britt Swenson Cynthia Mancinelli Chris Jusell Lian Emmerling Takanori Sugishita Mari Karacsony Gyongyver Petheo

Cello Jeff Watson, Principal Charles Lee Sarah Biber Elizabeth Gergel

Second Violin Margaret Soper Gutierrez Principal Phyllis Carlson Leslie Sawyer Anne Paulu Adrienne Short Susie Peek

Flute Paul Nagem, Principal Elizabeth Sadilek

Viola Michael Brook Principal Lora Stevens Aniel Caban Isaac White

Bass David Crowe, Principal Jeremy Nicholas Timothy Chen

Piccolo Olga Shilaeva Oboe Ian Wisekal, Principal Elizabeth Merrill English Horn Elizabeth Merrill

Clarinet Michelle Orman, Principal Debra Wilbur

Cornet Derek McDonald Cami Kidwell Dodge

Bassoon Kaori Uno-Jack, Principal Brian Jack

Trombone William Stanley, Principal Robert Olds

Harp Pamela Eldridge, Principal

Bass Trombone Steve Gehring

Piano Catherine Sailer, Principal

Tuba Michael Dunn, Principal

Horn Matthew Scheffelman Principal Stuart Mock Steve Simpson Marian Hesse

Timpani Peter Cooper, Principal

Trumpet John King, Principal Colin Oldberg

Orchestra Personnel Manager Steve Simpson

Percussion Scott Higgins, Principal Carl Dixon

Orchestra Librarian Chris Jusell

Colorado Ballet Orchestra members are represented by the Denver Musicians Association, Local 20-623 of the American Federation of Musicians.

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Swing Dance Residency at University Prep 2018 by Kendra Harris

Following a workshop called I Like Me at Girls Athletic Leadership School, a 7th grade student commented that “It was really fun to do dance at school,” making the instructor smile. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement department hears countless testimonies like this as they strive to increase opportunity and access to dance education in Denver and the surrounding seven counties. There is something for everyone in Colorado Ballet’s many diverse program offerings, which reach under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners. Colorado Ballet’s outreach programs reach more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools/ organizations each year, and make an impact in the lives of each person who experiences the joy of dance.

workshop, a Falcon Bluff 6th grade student explained, “We were being very active while still learning!” Another student who participated in a Muscle Mechanics workshop, noted that “There are ways I can stay active during class by doing some of these stretches in my seat. Also, I now know more about muscles and how they function.” Recognizing the importance of exercise and dance’s unique ability to spark both creative expression and athletic activity, Colorado Ballet’s education staff partnered with the company’s Physical Therapist Mieke Scripps MPT, DPT to implement a way of assessing a student’s physically activity during their dance class. Results suggested, as expected, that these programs consistently provide moderate to vigorous levels of activity. “I observed students showing creativity in ways they have not demonstrated in P.E. class. They felt safe to be creative with these instructors.” –Teacher at Kohl Elementary (4th

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Body. In striving to promote dance and movement as part of a healthy lifestyle, Colorado Ballet’s education team asked students what they thought of the programming. After a West African Dance Leap N Learn Summer Camp 2018 by Kendra Harris

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Dance. The third pillar of the company’s Education and Community Engagement mission is to encourage creativity and expression through dance, and to foster an appreciation for ballet. Many students in the community feel driven to share their story of experiencing a Colorado Ballet program. Teachers often report that they see positive changes in their students. However, the most touching letters are those from the students themselves who enjoyed transformational experiences. After coming to see our Dracula Student Matinee, one student said, “I’ve always been shy when it comes to dance. I thought it was too ‘girly’. But now I’m more open to trying to learn to dance & do it in front of my peers” -8th grade student, Louisville Middle School

feel honored to partner with schools and organizations to begin breaking down those barriers,” states Education Department Manager Emily Aalbers. “In these classes, everyone is a mover and anyone can dance. Students thrive in the opportunity to move their bodies, develop new neurological pathways, connect with others and experience creative self-expression in a supportive environment. Whether these young people pursue a career in dance or in any other field, their exposure to creative movement and ballet in early developmental years is something they carry with them and positively impacts the rest of their lives.”

“For many young people, growing up to be a ballet dancer is a dream they carry for years. In reality, access to ballet and dance in general can have many obstacles. We

Leap N Learn at Castro Elementary 2018 by Kendra Harris

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Colorado Ballet Fall 2018, Sleeping Beauty  

In-theater magazine produced for the Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet Fall 2018, Sleeping Beauty  

In-theater magazine produced for the Colorado Ballet