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About the Boulder Phil
Under the vision and leadership of Music Director Michael Butterman, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 57th year of providing outstanding orchestral music highlighting the creative talents of our own unique community. The Boulder Phil is a critically acclaimed professional orchestra, presenting performances nine months out of the year and employing a core of 72 of our region’s most highly trained musicians. Voted “Best Classical Music” multiple times by the readers of Boulder Weekly, the Boulder Phil’s main performance venue is Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus, a historic concert hall which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Boulder Phil’s Masterworks series—broadcast across the state on Colorado Public Radio—features a dynamic mix of masterpieces and promising new works, highlighting both accomplished and emerging guest artists with a special emphasis on Boulder’s own creative community. The orchestra’s broad reach in the community includes special events such as the annual co-production of The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet and “Café Phil” open rehearsal nights at the Dairy Center for the Arts. The Boulder Phil also works to inspire the next generation of music-lovers through its Discovery Concerts reaching 4th and 5th grade students across multiple counties. Founded in 1958, the Boulder Phil became a fully professional ensemble under the leadership of Theodore Kuchar, who began his tenure as music director in 1996. Michael Butterman was named music director in 2006, bringing a strong emphasis on education and outreach, as well as a creative approach to programming that includes a focus on collaborations with other local artists. Under his direction, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra reflects and fosters all that makes Boulder special—its creativity, spirit, beauty and quest for knowledge. By connecting people to orchestral music, the Boulder Phil strives to be an essential part of our community's cultural fabric.
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About the Boulder Ballet The origins of Boulder Ballet begin with the Ballet Arts Studio, founded by former American Ballet Theatre dancer Larry Boyette and British dancer Barbara Demaree. The first performing company, Boulder City Ballet, was founded in 1982 by Barbara Demaree and Wanda Tierney. In 1985 the company changed its name to Boulder Ballet Ensemble, and in 1995 to Boulder Ballet. Since 1989, Boulder Ballet has enjoyed a partnership with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in presenting classical ballets complete with professional scenery, costumes, lighting designs, and casts of up to 100 dancers. The Boulder Ballet Company has grown and flourished with its community for 30 years. Our rich history of bringing classic, contemporary, and uniquely theatrical ballet to an audience that stretches from Estes Park to Highlands Ranch is enjoyed by those attending. Barbara Demaree who saw the West as open, inviting, and eager to embrace the arts, planted the seed of classic Western European Ballet amidst the beauty of the American West. Boulder Ballet is the result of the community’s nurturing of that seed, having embedded deep roots and grown to new heights. The regional company has had a number of strong influences including the versatile artistry of Milenko Banovich (Zagred Ballet), Robin Haig (Royal Ballet), and John Prinz (American Ballet Theatre). Artistic Directors for the past nine years, Ana Claire and Peter Davison have continued to build on the proud tradition of artistic excellence through innovation. They have challenged their dancers and enlightened their audiences with the versatile productions from the contemporary Stepping Out, to the classic The Nutcracker, to the timeless tale of Cinderella. Peter Davison’s own creative choreography is a mesmerizing synergy of dancers and unusual props. Peter’s innovation was recognized with the 2009 New York Ballet Builders Award, which resulted in Boulder Ballet’s New York premiere of his critically acclaimed Cirque D’Amour. With a profound respect for their art, the duo has expanded and refined the company’s season to over 20 performances reaching over 20,000 in the Denver Metro area and beyond. The Boulder Ballet School (BBS) provides ballet training for all ages, pre-school through adult, in a uniquely artistic and creative atmosphere. As a professional-track ballet school BBS challenges students dedicated to pursuing dance as a career, but also welcomes those who dance purely for enjoyment. The Director of the Boulder Ballet School since 1999, Ana Claire has successfully recruited an outstanding faculty with international performing and teaching experience. The seven-level curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded artists who achieve not only technical proficiency but also an essential expressive quality in their dancing. To achieve this, the classical ballet technique is augmented with modern dance, character dance, and physical theater. Such comprehensive training prepares students for the many artistic challenges demanded of professional dancers. A particularly unique feature of the school is the largest dance program in the region developed specifically for boys. Geared towards ages seven & above, this program includes Boyz Dance – a unique mix of dance, mime and juggling – and Boys Ballet which focuses specifically on the male classical technique. Our students have excelled in a number of competitions including the world’s largest, the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), where BBS students have won first-place awards and the regional Grand Prix (single highest award) and have been invited to perform in New York City among the world’s finest young dancers. Former Boulder Ballet School students have gone on to dance with world-class companies throughout the world including American Ballet Theatre, Ballet British Columbia, Hubbard Street Dance, Mark Morris Dance Group, Miami City Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, England’s Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, to name a few. Boulder Ballet classes are held in our three spacious studios at the Dairy Center for the Arts in central Boulder. In addition, the Dairy Performance Space – a 250-seat dance theater – is used for classes as well as performances. Boulder Ballet School is now accepting enrollment for the spring 2014 semester beginning January 13th. For more information, please visit www.boulderballet.org, or call 303.443.0028.
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Each year, Boulder Ballet’s professional company presents a variety concert of original dance/theater works at the Dairy Center for the Arts that is one of the most anticipated events of the season. This season’s concert, Stepping Out 2014, will present a variety of approaches to the art of ballet today. Guest choreographer James Wallace, a former Artistic Director of Denver’s acclaimed Dawson/ Wallace Dance Project and winner of the Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography, will create a new work for Boulder Ballet’s stunning company of dancers. Mr. Wallace torques classical technique, including dance en pointe, to extraordinary new movements and images. The performance will also include contemporary works to a variety of music by resident choreographer Alex Davison, a former dancer with Miami City Ballet, and Artistic Directors Ana Claire and Peter Davison. Stepping Out 2014 is appropriate for audiences ages 7 and up.
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Stepping Out 2014
Stepping Out 2014 February 21–23, 2014 Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder Tickets and information: www.boulderballet.org 303.444.SEAT
Storybook Ballet – C’est La Vie
With original choreography by Ana Claire, original music from Brian Golden, and a cast of skillful young dancers, this story will magically come to life before your eyes! Be sure to order your tickets early – this event sells out!
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Every year, Boulder Ballet School brings a familiar tale to life through the beautiful art of dance in Storybook Ballet. This year, enjoy the fanciful saga of a shy prince in search of his Princess Charming. With the aid of two fairy guides (one with villainous intent), he sojourns through the world’s most popular fairytales, meeting Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. But will he find the girl of his dreams and live happily ever after? Find out in C’est La Vie!
C’est La Vie March 7–9, 2014 Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder Tickets and information: www.boulderballet.org 303.444.SEAT
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The Boulder Philharmonic believes that live orchestral music is for everyone and is committed to providing a wide array of opportunities for people throughout our community to encounter the life-enriching power of classical music.
Boulder Phil Educational Outreach
The Boulder Phil performs for 4th and 5th grade students each year in Macky Auditorium.
• Discovery Concerts introduce 4th and 5th graders throughout the Boulder Valley School District and beyond to live symphonic music. Using a tailored Curriculum Guide that complements their core music curriculum, educators prepare students for the 50-minute interactive performance at Macky Auditorium – an experience that many students describe as “the best field trip of the year!” To sign up your school for the next Discovery Concert at Macky on April 24, 2014, contact Sarah at email@example.com. • “Michael Butterman Goes to School” Visits are a key part of the Phil’s Discovery Concert program, as our Music Director visits classrooms to introduce students to musical concepts, instrument families, music appreciation skills, and more. • Side-by-Side Youth Concerts feature talented young musicians from Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and Front Range Youth Symphony alongside professional musicians from the Boulder Phil, who provide valuable mentorship to these students as they rehearse and perform together. • Young Artist Concerto Competition is open to all young musicians in Colorado, who compete for an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Phil. • $5 Student Tickets to every Masterworks concert make attendance easy for young people, up to and including college students! Phone or walk-up sales only. Your financial gift or volunteer work in support of our education programs is critical to our success in enriching our community through music. For more information on becoming involved, please contact Kevin Shuck at 303-449-1343, ext. 3.
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Boulder Ballet’s Commitment to Community Boulder Ballet Artistic Director Peter Davison once said, “Everything we do grows out of community.” He was not just speaking of choreography and artistic vision. He was also speaking of the impact of sharing and connecting through the art of ballet. Boulder Ballet has grown and flourished for more than a quarter of a century on the Front Range; our roots are deep in Colorado. So, too, is our commitment to community through our education and outreach programs. Since its inception more than a decade ago, Steps in Time remains a much-requested educational outreach program. Originally choreographed by Ana Claire, the program seamlessly illustrates the history of ballet and its continuing influence on all forms of dance. Through beautiful choreography, humorous narration, and powerful dancing by our professional company, Steps in Time moves students beyond stereotypes and opens their eyes to the precision, expression and athleticism of ballet. Students of diverse backgrounds are exposed to an early and enriching live arts experience in the comfort and security of their own schools. Each year this lively, interactive education program is presented to over 4,000 students in five different Front Range counties. In particular, Boulder Ballet reaches out to a large number of Title 1 schools–often with few arts resources–and students in free/reduced lunch programs. For many of these children, it is their first exposure to ballet and they love it. Boulder Ballet’s artist-in-residence program, Poetry of Motion, features a Boulder Ballet instructor in residence at the school for up to two weeks. This program is designed to make a long-lasting impact on the minds and hearts of the students through the integration of dance and movement into the school’s curricula. Poetry of Motion enables students to explore their world through observing, moving their bodies, and interacting with familiar objects and each other. One teacher responded, “Thanks to the Boulder Ballet for introducing movement and drama to kids this way. It is a much needed skill for our students to gain body awareness and confidence. And it is even more needed for children whose lives are so filled with test preparation and testing, and rarely get the opportunity to express themselves and move!” Boulder Ballet is equally committed to the successful community outreach programs Open Rehearsals and Ballet in the Park. In the past nine years, we have reached over 15,000 underserved individuals who are frequently excluded from exposure to the performing arts. These two programs were specifically designed to remove the financial barrier to participation. Through Open Rehearsals, Boulder Ballet works with key social-service organizations to distribute free tickets to full-scale dress rehearsals of our major productions–including the ever popular Nutcracker in collaboration with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Our free, outdoor summer concert series, Ballet in the Park, also reaches out to low-income families, teens in crisis, struggling single parents, and seniors on fixed incomes. In an uncertain economy, these programs become even more essential in making the PHOTO: TOM ESPINOSA arts accessible to all.
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The Nutcracker Ballet Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Music – Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1890) Conductor – Richard Oldberg Boulder Ballet Artistic Directors – Ana Claire and Peter Davison Choreography – Ana Claire and Peter Davison
Scenic and Lighting Design J.P. Osnes Technical Director for Boulder Ballet Scott Oliver/Stagewright, Inc. Stage Manager Scott Oliver Costume Mistress Patti Wagner Assistant Costume Mistress Lisa Bates Costume Designers Jennifer Aiken, Catherine Hamilton, Marnie Padgett, Kathryn Wagner, Patti Wagner Costume Construction and Backstage Volunteers Daiquiri Ahart, Jennifer Aiken, Margee Caposella, Yu Chen, Denise Curd, Alison Davidson, Susan Everhart, Mary Eaton Fairfield, Jennifer Frayher, Lori Fuller, Sandra Gaitonde, Karen Gibbs, Daniela Howell, Suzanne Kauffman, Sean Kizhnerman, Sterling Kranjcec, Christy Lapp, Terri Lee, Susie Pfister, Hanneh Rudkilde, Alison Schnettler, Renee Schnettler, Irina Sweedler, Rory Sweedler, Michelle Troeltzsch
Production Crew Master Electrician – Chris Evans Master Carpenter – Dan Sjaastad Rail Operator – Ben Smith Assistant Stage Manager – Caitlin Goldstein Pit Manager – Rhett Snyder Effects Manager – Christopher Koski Properties Manager – Sean Kuncis Spot Operator – Sergio Laureano School Ticket Sales Director Mihail Codrescu Box Office Volunteers Maggie Chasteen, Beth Ellis, Debra Enevoldsen, Amber Morris, Alison Sedey, Monica Want Community Outreach Volunteers Daiquiri Ahart, Karen Kuddes Baylin, Margee Caposella, Kim Crouch, Denise Curd, Alison Davidson, Julie Erich, Lori Fuller, Suzanne Kauffman, Olga Koshkina, Ryn Kreidl, Lindsay Lanning, Terri Lee, Beth Leuchten, Monica Lynch, Kimberlea Osman, Caroline Osofsky, Claudia Overton, Evelyn Velez-Aguayo, Ann Zelnio Boulder Ballet Guild Boutique Manager – Jamie Adams Boutique Crew – Jamie Adams, Kathryn MacGregor
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Cast In Order of Appearance ACT ONE PROLOGUE Young Clara Fiona Lovejoy (Friday, Saturday matinee) Leah Baylin (Saturday evening, Sunday) Clara’s Mother Amy Fogarty Clara’s Father Matthew Helms (Friday, Saturday matinee) Justin McMillan (Saturday evening, Sunday) SCENE ONE – A CHRISTMAS PARTY Drosselmeyer Peter Davison Maids Rachel Cass, Annie Koval, Olivia Nix, Rebecca Schwartz Fritz (Clara’s Brother) Hagan Delaney Nanny Kathryn Wagner Party Parents Mihail Codrescu, Ray Daniels, Eric Ellis, Rachel Haber, Melissa Heslep, Avivah Lynn (Friday, Saturday matinee) Mihail Codrescu, Ray Daniels, Eric Ellis, Rachel Haber, Avivah Lynn, Emily Speed (Saturday evening, Sunday) Understudy: Kate Adams Party Girls Esther Barnett, Siena DeSousa, Rawan Jarrar, Julie Kizhnerman, Bridget Lochhead, Ellie Lochhead, Rory Sweedler, Chaya Wurman (Friday, Saturday matinee) Gabby Ardila, Camille Britton, Elissa Fairbanks, Isabelle Lattimer, Tess Leuchten, Michelle McConnell, Eden Wagstaff, Zoe Taylor (Saturday evening, Sunday) Party Boys Ari Bates-Vinueza, Isaac Bates-Vinueza, Gabriel Brenza, Joshua Brown, Dylan Hatch, Evan Young Clown Doll Justin McMillan (Friday, Saturday matinee) Matthew Helms (Saturday evening, Sunday)
Ballerina Doll Emily Speed (Friday, Saturday matinee) Melissa Heslep (Saturday evening, Sunday) Soldier Doll Radoslaw Kokoszka SCENE TWO – BATTLE SCENE Mice Chiara Calcao, Alec Sofia Grasso, Francesca Kraszewski, Charlotte Maggio, Rosemary Maggio, Téa Polito, Elsa Saal, Kaija VanZante, Elliana Walmsley, Emma Weber (Friday, Saturday matinee) Alexandra Catlos, Anastasia Diener, Sophie DuBose, Eva Fuller, Celia Gaitonde, Stella Haskins, Tasman Moskowitz, Sara Robles, Clara Thomas, Jordan Warner (Saturday evening, Sunday) Rats Joshua Brown, Eric Ellis, Dylan Hatch, Evan Young Rat King Rodoslaw Kokoszka Soldiers Hannah Anderson, Elizabeth Barnes, Bergen Batey, Katherine Codrescu, Julia Curd, Katherine Lapp, Calais Osman, Chloe Pearce, Kaia Reznicek, Gabriela Rucker, Irina Sweedler, Farrah Whitacre Nutcracker Prince Justin McMillan (Friday, Saturday matinee) Matthew Helms (Saturday evening, Sunday) SCENE THREE – A SNOW-COVERED FOREST Grown-up Clara Emily Speed (Friday, Saturday matinee) Melissa Heslep (Saturday evening, Sunday) Snow Maidens Kate Adams, Aja Antonia Belcher-Velez, Riley Bergquist, Gigi Crouch, Emily Engelhardt, Marin Govett, Olivia Nix, Elizabeth Pfister, Maia Rosenberg Understudy: Avivah Lynn Frost Ophelia Bryan, Livia Diener, Elissa Fairbanks, Anna Kauffman, Eliza Schwartz, Zoe Taylor Understudy: Mia Lochhead
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Cast In Order of Appearance ACT TWO SCENE FOUR – VOYAGE TO THE LAND OF SWEETS Angels Hannah Anderson, Celeste Carter, Savanna Howell, Adriana Kuchar, Mia Lochhead, Katie Megerle, Mariah Menaker, Chloe Pearce, Kaia Reznicek SCENE FIVE – LAND OF SWEETS Royal Color Guard Skylar Davidson, Sara Everhart, Jenna Gaudette, Maria Kizhnerman, Rachel Lee-Smith, Anne Troeltzsch (Friday, Saturday matinee) Bergen Batey, Eliza DuBose, Ayla Lieberman, Emma Mayer, Anne Troeltzsch, Ashley Wang (Saturday evening, Sunday) Dignitaries Ella Erich, Emma Giarraco, Grace Kohler, Katherine Lapp, Renee Schnettler, Emily Troeltzsh Sugar Plum Fairy Amy Fogarty Sugar Plumettes Kinsey Kranjcec, Qinglang Claire Lao, Haven Overton (Friday, Saturday matinee) Lian Alt, Amelia Erich, Corinne Menaker (Saturday evening, Sunday) Spanish Dance Radoslaw Kokoszka Arabian Dance Rachel Haber and Matthew Helms with Adrianna Clemenhagen, Annie Koval, Sarah Mautz, Ananda Roth-Kilde (Friday, Saturday matinee) Justin McMillan and Kathryn Wagner with Adrianna Clemenhagen, Annie Koval, Sarah Mautz, Ananda Roth-Kilde (Saturday evening, Sunday) Chinese Dance Joshua Brown, Eric Ellis, Dylan Hatch, Evan Young
Mirlitons Melissa Heslep with Ophelia Bryan, Livia Diener, Anna Kauffman, Eliza Schwartz (Friday, Saturday matinee) Emily Speed with Ophelia Bryan, Livia Diener, Anna Kauffman, Eliza Schwartz (Saturday evening, Sunday) Understudy: Gigi Crouch Tchaikovsky Ray Daniels Russian Trepak Peter Davison with Joshua Brown, Eric Ellis, Dylan Hatch Mother Goose Rhymes MOTHER GOOSE – Roberta Brenza LITTLE BOY BLUE – Ari Bates-Vinueza JACK AND JILL – Gabriel Brenza, Grace Kohler (Friday, Saturday matinee) Gabriel Brenza, Calais Osman (Saturday evening, Sunday) KING COLE – Isaac Bates-Vinueza HIS FIDDLERS THREE – Celeste Carter, Julia Curd, Katie Megerle COW AND MOON – Eric Ellis, Dylan Hatch LITTLE MISS MUFFIT – Mia Lochhead (Friday, Saturday matinee) Savanna Howell (Saturday evening, Sunday) SPIDER – Julia Gray, Christine Otte, S avanna Howell¸ Gabriela Rucker (Friday, Saturday matinee) Julia Gray, Mia Lochhead, Christine Otte, Gabriela Rucker (Saturday evening, Sunday) MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY – Katherine Codrescu (Friday, Saturday matinee) Camila Sousa (Saturday evening, Sunday) MARY’S GARDEN – Julie Kizhnerman, Maria Kizhnerman, Bridget Lochhead (Friday, Saturday matinee) Tess Leuchten, Michelle McConnell, Rory Sweedler (Saturday evening, Sunday) Waltz of the Flowers COUPLES IN WHITE – Dylan Hatch, Ellie Lochhead, Rebecca Schwartz, Evan Young FLOWER DEMI-SOLOISTS – Rachel Haber, Kathryn Wagner Understudy: Gigi Crouch FLOWER CORPS – Kate Adams, Aja Antonia Belcher-Velez, Riley Bergquist, Gigi Crouch, Emily Engelhardt, Marin Govett, Elizabeth Pfister, Maia Rosenberg Understudies: Avivah Lynn, Olivia Nix
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Our Nutcracker Story Act One It’s Christmas Eve and a young girl, Clara, is put to bed by her parents as they leave for a party. Quickly asleep, she dreams she is at a festive Christmas Eve party in a strange home, surrounded by family and friends. Clara’s godfather, the mysterious Drosselmeyer, arrives and entertains the children with magic tricks, juggling, and life-size dancing dolls. He gives Clara a nutcracker doll that she adores, but her brother Fritz is envious and steals it, tripping and breaking it. Magically, Drosselmeyer quickly mends it with his handkerchief. The party ends and Clara goes off to bed, forgetting her nutcracker doll. When she returns to look for it in the darkened living room, she finds Drosselmeyer still there. Suddenly, midnight strikes and strange things begin to happen. Human-sized mice dart through the shadows, the Christmas tree grows to astounding heights, and huge rats appear, led by the fearsome Rat King. Then toy soldiers and the Nutcracker (also large as life) march in to protect Clara and engage the rats in a fierce battle. When the Rat King strikes the Nutcracker to the floor, Clara takes her shoe and swings a fatal blow to the Rat King’s head. The battle over, Clara finds herself in a snow-covered forest, and discovers that she has become a young woman. Then she sees that the Nutcracker, recovering from the battle, is now a handsome prince. They embark together on a journey through a snow-covered forest with dancing snowflakes and frost.
Act Two Continuing to dream, Clara and her Nutcracker Prince are led by Drosselmeyer to the realm of angels, who escort them to the Land of Sweets. They are welcomed by dignitaries who present them to the queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy. She asks how her visitors won admission to her land and the Prince reenacts the battle with the Rat King including Clara’s heroic rescue. The people of the Land of Sweets rejoice over the victory and award Clara a crown and the key to their realm. The Sugar Plum Fairy delights Clara and her Prince with a tour of her domain. Dancers from Spain, Arabia, China and Russia entertain the visitors. The Mirlitons, dancing to the music of reed flutes, and a larger-than-life Mother Goose and her nursery rhymes dance too. Next, the Sugar Plum Fairy herself dances for the guests. Then Clara and her Prince walk with other couples in a garden of waltzing flowers and are inspired to perform a pas de deux of their own. As the people of the Land of Sweets reappear, it’s time to leave. Clara awakens from her dream, once more a little girl. But then, Drosselmeyer appears and places her nutcracker doll in her arms before vanishing. Was her dream real – or is this a dream yet to come?
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Artistic Directors ANA CLAIRE is the Director of the Boulder Ballet School, which has more than tripled in size under her direction. Although born in Boulder, Ana grew up on a ranch near Fairplay, Colorado. At the age of eight she saw American Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake and fell in love with the art of ballet. In an extraordinary gift of support, Ana’s mother then drove her to ballet classes in Denver throughout her childhood. Ana has studied ballet with Maxine Williamson, Fernando Schaffenberg, Milenko Banovich, Barbara Demaree, and Larry Boyette. She has performed with Fort Worth Ballet, Fort Worth Opera, David Taylor Dance Theater, Aladdin Theater, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, Jan Justis Dance Company, and 3rd Law Dance/ Theater, among others. Ana was a principal ballerina with Boulder Ballet for many years, and was twice voted “Boulder’s Best” by the Daily Camera. For 21 years she has produced, directed, and choreographed an annual Storybook Ballet, each with original music, scenery, and costumes created in collaboration with local artists, and co-choreographed the 1998, ‘99, and all productions since 2001 of Boulder Ballet’s Nutcracker. Ana originated Boulder Ballet’s acclaimed outreach program Steps in Time which has been performed at numerous schools throughout the Boulder/ Denver area. Ana studied dance pedagogy at Texas Christian University, attended the teacher training workshop with former New York City Ballet principal Jillana, and has over 27 years of teaching experience. She is a passionate teacher, dedicated to helping students achieve technical excellence while nurturing their individual artistry, and many of her students have gone on to professional careers in dance. PETER DAVISON brings 38 years of diverse performing experience to his role as Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet. His childhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, influences that led to training in visual art, juggling, and dance. While a teenager, Peter began his professional career street performing in Los Angeles, and as a variety artist for Hollywood films, such as Xanadu with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. He moved to Boulder in 1980. Peter studied ballet with Larry Boyette, Ana Claire, Barbara Demaree, Finis Jhung and Donald Mahler; modern dance with Danelle Helander, and tap with Susan Hadley and Lynn Dally, among others. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling and dance trio Airjazz with whom he appeared at venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, BAM, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Peter has also been a member of David Taylor Dance Theater, Jan Justis Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance, 3rd Law Dance/Theater, and performed principal roles with Boulder Ballet from 1987 to 2000. He has toured his solo work throughout the U.S. and to Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands and Spain, and has appeared as a featured soloist on the CBS, BBC and Fox television networks. Peter has received numerous awards and grants including the Arts Innovation Award from the Colorado Federation of the Arts, and the Performance Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Peter has choreographed works for several Colorado-based dance companies and schools. In 2009, excerpts from his Cirque D’Amour were performed by Boulder Ballet in New York City following his receipt of the Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography.
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Company Dancers AMY FOGARTY, from Eden Prarie, Minnesota began her dance training at age nine, studying and competing in all disciplines of dance. At age 13, she joined a contemporary youth ballet company, La Danse Fatale, under the direction of Julia Levina. She left Minnesota at age 16 and completed her junior and senior years of high school at The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov and Marat Daukayev. She has also had the pleasure of studying with many different companies, her favorites being American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the New National Theatre Ballet of Tokyo. Upon graduating from Kirov, Amy moved to Denver, performing for Colorado Ballet, under the direction of Gil Boggs. She has also performed with the Dawson Wallace Dance Project, under the direction of James Wallace and Gregory Dawson, where she has been given numerous opportunities to dance lead roles, her favorite being the lead in Gregory Dawson’s Abstract Permutations. This past year she collaborated with Collective Body Dance Lab performing for Brian Carey Chung in New York and Chicago. This is Amy’s second season with Boulder Ballet. RACHEL HABER was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet on scholarship under the direction of Inessa Plekhanova. While studying at the academy Rachel competed in Youth America Grand Prix regionals where she ultimately gained a spot at the finals in New York City. In June of 2003, she graduated from the academy with honors and joined Colorado Ballet as an apprentice, performing in numerous ballets for the company, including Dracula, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Peter Pan, and Rubies. The following year Rachel was invited to the Cerri Ballet Academy in Tokyo, Japan as a guest artist, performing principal and soloist roles in Raymonda, Paquita, and The Nutcracker. Rachel has also danced professionally with Ballet Austin, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, and Denver Ballet. This is Rachel’s seventh season with Boulder Ballet. MATTHEW HELMS began his training in Colorado on full scholarship at the Academy of Classical Ballet, where he danced principal roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle and Le Corsaire. He then studied on full scholarship with Mark and Sandra Carlson, and German Zamuel at the International Ballet School where he performed soloist roles in The Nutcracker and Peter Pan. Matthew competed in the 2008 Youth America Grand Prix and the 2008 Denver Ballet Guild Competition where he received a full scholarship to The Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew has been a guest artist with ballet companies in Utah, California and Idaho, and for the last three years has performed leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and Le Corsaire. He choreographed a contemporary ballet that was premiered in the Ballet West Academy Spring show in 2009. Matthew was promoted to the Ballet West Pre-Professional Trainee Program in 2010 and has trained with artists from American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Joffrey Ballet, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Kirov Ballet and David Taylor Dance Theater. Matthew has studied martial arts since age three, has been acting since age four, and has appeared in movies, commercials and TV shows as an actor or a fight choreographer. This is Matthew’s fourth season with Boulder Ballet.
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Company Dancers MELISSA HESLEP received her training at the School of Orlando City Ballet for 13 years under the direction of Beatrix Aldana and spent her summers training with teachers including Luba Gulyaeva, Mark Spivak, Valeria Sinyavakaya, and Veronica Aldana. She performed with the student company until 2001, and upon graduation was accepted into the 2002 Youth America Grand Prix finals in NYC. In Orlando, she has performed with Russian Ballet under the direction of Vadim Fedotov and has spent the last five seasons with Central Florida Ballet under the direction of Vasile Petrutiu. She has also had the opportunity to travel as a guest artist for many venues in the United States. Her repertoire includes classics such as The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and The Nutcracker, and contemporary works. This is Melissa’s fourth season with Boulder Ballet. RADOSLAW KOKOSZKA, a native of Wodzislaw Sl., Poland, began his early ballet training as a boarding student at the Ludomir Rozycki State Ballet School in Bytom, Poland. At age 13, he moved to the United States with his family, settling in Hamtramck, MI. He received numerous talent scholarships and trained at a number of prestigious professional schools including the Harid Conservatory (FLA), Boston Ballet (MA), Kirov Academy (Washington, DC) and the renowned School of American Ballet (NYC), from which he graduated. Mr. Kokoszka was a choreographer for the New York Choreographic Institute before dancing professionally with Carolina Ballet, New York’s emerging Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, where he had the great honor of performing George Balanchine’s Don Quixote for the annual acclaimed Edinburgh Dance Festival in Scotland (2006). Kokoszka has served as Co-Director of Ballet Renaissance, a Detroit based nonprofit organization committed to educating and inspiring community through dance, since June of 2006. He is an instructor for Studio West’s Ballet Master’s Program in both Loveland and Ft. Collins and for Ballet Renaissance in Estes Park. This is Radoslaw’s first season with Boulder Ballet. JUSTIN MCMILLAN was first introduced to ballet at age eight by his mother, Joanna, who brought him and his brothers along to her ballet classes. His brothers didn’t stick with it, but Justin did. He danced alongside his mother for many years with Mary Knight at the Mendocino Ballet in Ukiah, CA, attending summer sessions at San Francisco Ballet School, Marin Ballet, and the School of American Ballet. He completed his training at Dance Theatre Seven in Fairfax, CA, with David Roxander and Jody White. During the last 19 years Justin has danced professionally with San Francisco Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, and, most recently, Richmond Ballet, dancing principal roles during their home season and on tour, including appearances at The Joyce Theatre in New York City. Justin has danced ballets from a multitude of diverse choreographers including George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Val Caniparoli, and Helgi Tomasson. His favorite roles include Tybalt in Malcolm Burn’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the leads in John Butler’s Carmina Burana, and the Snow King and Sugar Plum Cavalier in multiple productions of The Nutcracker. Justin has appeared as a guest artist with Boulder Ballet, and this is his first season as a company member. EMILY SPEED is originally from Argyle, Texas and began her professional training under Marina Almayeva. Emily won first and third place in the classical division at the 2007 and 2008 Youth America Grand Prix Regional competitions, first place for her duet in 2008 and competed from 2004 to 2008 in the YAGP Finals in New York. In 2006, she was a Finalist at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Emily was one of a hundred participants worldwide who qualified and competed in the 2010 Varna International Ballet Boulder Ballet | Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 2013-2014 Nutcracker
Company Dancers Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. During her career she has danced in several professional companies including Colorado Ballet, Alabama Ballet, and Ballet Tucson. Emily has danced multiple principal and soloist roles including Flower Girl and Mercedes in Don Quixote, roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade and The Nutcracker, Anthony Tudor’s Lilac Garden and Continuo, Daniel Precup’s Bolero, Third Act Raymonda, The Wedding Pas de Deux from Don Quixote and the Fairy Doll Pas de Trois staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner. She has been invited to guest with various schools and companies around the U.S. as well as international festivals and gala performances. Emily has appeared as a guest artist with Boulder Ballet, and this is her first season as a company member. KATHRYN WAGNER, a native of Colorado, trained at the Arvada Center with Christina Noel-Adcock, Eve Paris, and Lisi Elsey. Kathryn has performed in numerous productions and outreaches with the Arvada Center Dance Theater, and is now co-artistic director and choreographer for the pre-professional performance group. Additionally, Kathryn is an instructor for the Arvada Center’s Dance Department, teaching aspiring dancers of all ages, and Arts Days program, offering art-centered, curriculum-based workshops to schools and corporate offices. In addition to teaching at the Arvada Center, Kathryn is an instructor for Boulder Ballet School. As a company member with Boulder Ballet, Kathryn’s favorite roles include ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ in The Nutcracker, ‘Carabosse’ in The Sleeping Beauty, ‘Evil Sea Witch’ in The Little Mermaid, ‘Stepsister’ in Cinderella, ‘Bride’ in Crimson Butterfly, and the role affectionately referred to as ‘Doom’ in On the Move. A graduate of Regis University with an elementary education license, Kathryn is an experienced teacher who may be spotted subbing in classrooms around Boulder! This is Kathryn’s eighth season with Boulder Ballet. AVIVAH LYNN – Company Apprentice
“SPOTLIGHTS” CHOIR FROM BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY Kendra James, Director
Rhianna Beaupre Evyn Bendele Aidan Bieger Nora Blair-Houston Isabella Boza Sabrina Feld Anika Fergusson Imani Fernandez-Gorbea Katie Fowler Chrissy Franz Cali Fuller Jordyn Grace
Meghan Gram-Dinger QingQing He Charlotte Hill Owen Hill Morgan Hunt Sydney Jaques Emily Kang Lia Kubitschek Alyssa Ledford Jaimi Lutes Jordan Lutes Elise McLean
Aly Meek Alysh Mercer Benjamin Mollborn Lily Morton Trinity Paulson Quinn Perian Poornima Ramesh Brooke Rucker Miles Rucker Nicki Smith Samantha Vanzura Audrey Wellington
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Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Personnel for The Nutcracker 2013
VIOLIN 1 Annamaria Karacson, assistant concertmaster, Boulder Chris Jusell, Denver Dan Murphy, Fort Collins Veronica Pigeon, Golden Christine Short, Northglenn Paul Trapkus, Longmont Yenlik Weiss, Glendale, CA Tori Woodrow, Centennial VIOLIN 2 Leah Mohling, principal, Louisville Sarah Delevoryas, Broomfield Lynne Glaeske, Denver Regan Kane, Boulder Sue Levine, Boulder Ingrid Peoria, Louisville Robyn Sosa, Denver Lori Walker, Louisville VIOLA Mary Harrison, principal, Wheat Ridge Aniel Caban, Boulder Mary Cowell, Northglenn Claire Figel, Boulder Nancy McNeill, Lafayette Isaac White, Arvada CELLO Marcelo Sanches, assistant principal, Boulder Anne Brennand, Boulder Sara Fierer, Denver Heidi Mausbach, Fort Collins Trevor Minton, Boulder David Short, Northglenn
BASS Brian Knott, assistant principal, Louisville Brock Chambers, Denver Dale Day, Boulder Bob Orecchio, Westminster FLUTE Olga Shylayeva, acting principal, Lafayette Alaunde Copley-Woods, Boulder Ysmael Reyes, Longmont OBOE Sarah Bierhaus, principal, Golden Euridice Alvarez, Greeley Liz Telling, Fort Collins CLARINET Abby Raymond, guest principal, Denver Bronwyn Fraser, Longmont April Johannesen, Longmont BASSOON Kim Peoria, acting principal, Louisville Wendy La Touche, Boulder HORN Devon Park, associate principal, Broomfield Jeffrey Rubin, Longmont Jason Johnston, Fort Collins Megan Garrison, Longmont
TROMBONE Jeff Craig, guest principal, Centennial Andy Wolfe, Englewood Pete Vriesenga, Denver TUBA Mike Dunn, guest principal, Erie TIMPANI Douglas Walter, principal, Louisville PERCUSSION Hiroko Hellyer, principal, Centennial Paul Mullikin, assistant principal, Lakewood CELESTE Arthur Olsen, principal, Boulder HARP Kathleen Wychulis, principal, Omaha, NE PERSONNEL MANAGER Kim Peoria ORCHESTRA LIBRARIAN Michael Allen Members of string sections are listed alphabetically following titled players.
TRUMPET Brian Brown, principal, Fort Collins Steve Kilburn, Denver
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Music Director & Conductors MICHAEL BUTTERMAN, Boulder Philharmonic Music Director Making his mark as a model for today’s conductors, Michael Butterman is recognized for his commitment to creative artistry, innovative programming, and to audience and community engagement. He is in his eighth season as Music Director for both the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and is in his 14th season as Principal Conductor for Education and Outreach for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the first position of its kind in the United States. He is also the Resident Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2009. As a guest conductor, Mr. Butterman made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in the spring of 2012, and was immediately reengaged for two concerts the following season. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Hartford Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, California Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Pensacola Opera and Asheville Lyric Opera. Summer appearances include Tanglewood, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado and the Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia. In the 13-14 season, he will make his debut with the Charleston Symphony. RICHARD OLDBERG, Boulder Philharmonic Guest Conductor The Nutcracker Richard Oldberg was born into a musical family. His grandfather, Arne Oldberg, was a teacher and composer. His aunt Hilda Edwards appeared extensively as a concert pianist. Oldberg attended Harvard, where he conducted the Harvard Opera Guild’s famous production of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University, he joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he spent over thirty years, working with many great conductors of our time, including Fritz Reiner, Sir George Solti, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Leonard Bernstein and Daniel Barenboim. Oldberg currently lives in Estes Park and was principal horn player for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. TRAVIS JÜRGENS, Boulder Philharmonic Associate Conductor Christmas with the Phil Travis Jürgens, 2nd place winner of the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting (2011), is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City. Previously he served as the Associate Conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre in Denver, where he received the Leon Guide Outstanding Conductor Award (2012). During his tenure with the Kansas City Philharmonia, Jürgens has dramatically raised the artistic level of the orchestra, helped to increase the audience base, and expanded the education programs. He also conducted many world premieres by emerging composers and organized a video shoot with ESPN for a 2011 Halloween Special that was aired on Monday Night Football. Jürgens has formed new collaborations with the Kansas City Children’s Chorus, public and private schools, and local choruses; he also fosters an ongoing partnership with the Kansas City Youth Ballet.
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Christmas with the Phil BOULDER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Travis Jürgens, associate conductor Kirsten Kamna, soprano Kristyn Christman-McCarty, alto Paul Kroeger, tenor John Wollan, bass Boulder Philharmonic Chorus Saturday, December 21, 2013, 6:30 PM Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2 PM Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder J.S. Bach (arr. Stokowski) (1685 – 1750)
Sheep May Safely Graze
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)
Concerto grosso, op. 6, no. 8 (Christmas Concerto) Vivace / Allegro / Adagio–Allegro–Adagio / Vivace / Allegro / Largo
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
Fantasia on “Greensleeves” — Intermission —
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Messiah (HWV 56, ed. Watkins Shaw)
Part I Sinfonia (Overture) Comfort ye my people (tenor) Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor) And the glory of the Lord (chorus) Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass) But who may abide the day of His coming (bass) And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus) Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto) O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto, chorus) For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass) For unto us a child is born (chorus) Pifa, “Pastoral Symphony”
There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano) And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano) And the angel said unto them (soprano) And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano) Glory to God in the highest (chorus) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano) Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto) He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto, soprano) His yoke is easy (chorus) Part II Hallelujah (chorus) – Stand if you wish.
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The Nutcracker, our largest production, has worn out the current scenery over the course of 17 years. We now have an opportunity to re-imagine and create scenery, at a cost of $50,000, to update the spectacle of the production. Boulder Balletâ€™s goal is to raise $20,000 in individual donations and $30,000 in corporate donations. Due to an outpouring of generosity in our community we have already raised $14,231 in individual donations! Make your gift today! We invite you to go to www.givingfirst.org/boulderballet on December 10, 2013 to make an online donation. We only have $5,769 left to reach our goal of $20,000 in individual donations. With your help we can make Boulderâ€™s Nutcracker, already one of the most opulent along the Front Range, even more spectacular!
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Symphony No. 4
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RHAPSODY IN BLUE
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(a dance for two) Come dance a Pas de Deux with Boulder Ballet. Become a member of our Pas de Deux Program – one of the best ways to support Boulder Ballet and experience all that we have to offer! As a Pas de Deux Donor, you’ll receive an insider’s view of Boulder Ballet through special events and exclusive benefits that only our members receive. We offer membership levels that suit every budget, lifestyle, and commitment level. Get close to the creative process, sharing in the intimate life of the Boulder Ballet “family” when you join the Pas de Deux Program. You’ll be able to observe the dancers in the studio up close as they work on new dances. Participate in a special Back Stage tour. Share your passion for Boulder Ballet and become a part of the lively Pas de Deux community at members-only events. Since Boulder Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please join use and enjoy a host of benefits as a Pas de Deux Donor, bringing you closer to the artists and artistry of Boulder Ballet – one of the most vibrant artistic organizations on the Front Range. To learn more about our Pas de Deux Membership Program, visit us online at www.boulderballet.org or call 303.443.0028.
Photo of Kathryn Wagner by Sue Daniels
pas de deux MEMBERS Grand Pas de Deux - $5,000
Daniela Howell Gregory & Judith Greenan Claire Levy & David Driscoll The Karowe Family Christopher & Debra Munley Will & Annika Paradise Lawrence Robins Kathryn Ross Marcela Solari T.P. Towes Marsha Wertzberger
Grand jeté - $1,000 & up
Glissade - $100 & up
the climactic dance Anonymous Roberta & Lindley Brenza
Tour de force - $2,500 & up
a stroke of genius a big leap
Anonymous (3) The Britton Family Stephanie & Michael Carter The Chow Family Kim & Drew Crouch Joseph M. Demmler Brian & Suzanne Kauffman The Leuchten Family Laure, Michelle & Danielle McConnell
Tour en l’air - $500 & up
a turn in the air
Anonymous (3) Jennifer Bergquist Derek & Denise Curd Steven & Julie Erich Paul & Mary Hester The Kohler Family The Osman Family E. Richard Polk Eric Savage & Wendy Nelson Michael Schnettler Jennifer Schwartz Emily, Melody & Daphne Takahashi The Tanner Family Adrianne & Chad Tracy Amy & David Weiss
Jeté $250 - & up
a small jump
Anonymous Jennifer & Scott Bergquist Sue Daniels Nan & Roy Davison Marcia Derr, Livia & Ben Diener Marla Dowell & John Perkins Mary Eaton Fairfield Gino & Sue Grampp G. Hooley
Anonymous (2) Jamie & Christopher Adams Robert & Suzanne Anderson Catherine Barnes The Bates-Vinueza Family Craig Bushman Anette, Ada & Massimo Buvoli Chiara Calcao Laurie Clark The Codrescu Family Wrenn Combs Marian Dean Marla Dowell & John Perkins Rita Eglsaer Veronique Foster Rita Jenkins Laura Jordan & Chris Warner The Katnik Family The Kizhnerman Family The Kolwey Family The Koval Family The Lochhead Family Theresa Lee & Robert Smith Cassidy & John Leeburg Ann I. Lumsden Deborah Malden Lyra Mayfield & Charlie Stein Deborah McBride Eileen McKenna Dr. Diane McKnight & Dr. Larry Esposito Katharine Noll & Frank Bryan Carolyn Osofsky Joy Pak & David Deutsch The Peruzzi Family The Reznicek Family Bernadette Richardson Lawrence Robins Lee Stern & Brad Hall Nan & Joe Streicker Megan Tackett Paige Westover
Jane & David Williams Molly Winter Maria Yu
Tendu - $50 & up
Anonymous Gail Bates Edith Bell Margaret Bell Douglas Blondin Christopher & Margot Brauchli Geraldine Brimmer Diane Capron Kathy Clark Amy Cox In Honor of Barbara Demaree Leslie & Laura Dunlap Cheri E. Friedman Brianna Furnish & Radek Kokoszka The Govett-Buhlig Family The Hansen Family Lisa Harrington David Hatcher The Hilson Family Hampton Islan Adele Mahle Michelle & David Megerle Kirsten Nobel Donnie Novak Cindy Patterson Renee Sanders Diane Shamis
Plié - $25 & up
Anonymous Christina Chao Shana Cordon Susan & David Everhart The Gaeta Family Regina Gray Mary & Brian Haan Heidi Jesser Howard Jackolyn Ives Richard Jones Robert Myers Duane Rosenberg Diane Schwemm & Eliot Young Claire Walter Tomas Waples
BOULDERBALLETSCHOOL ANA CLAIRE, SCHOOL DIRECTOR
“Best Dance Studio”
Boulder Weekly - Best of Boulder
“Outstanding Teacher Award”
Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition
“Florence Ruston Award for Overall Excellence” Denver Ballet Guild
Classes for ages three to adult, beginner to professional
Beginning teen program
Photo by Sue Daniels
New semester begins January 13! Visit us on the web to view further information, dance photos, videos and informative articles!
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Boulder Phil Donors The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is able to provide highBOULDER quality artistic and education program thanks to its growing PHILHARMONIC number of season subscribers, and the annual support of ORCHESTRA MICHAEL BUTTERMAN, MUSIC DIRECTOR individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. We take this opportunity to express our appreciation of those who made contributions or pledges from August 1, 2012 to October 20, 2013.
FOUNDERS CIRCLE ($35,000+)
Gordon & Grace Gamm The Citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
GOLD CIRCLE ($10,000+)
Sydney & Robert Anderson Anonymous Patricia Butler ExxonMobil Estate of Don Campbell Flatirons Bank David Fulker & Nicky Wolman Geological Society of America Foundation Thomas Landauer & Lynn Streeter Ted Manning XTO Energy The Individual Donors to the Boulder Philharmonic Endowment
SILVER CIRCLE ($5,000+)
Anonymous (2) Albert & Rebecca Bates Boulder Arts Commission Raquel Cagan John & Amy Goldsmith David & Sara Harper Kyle & Stephanie Heckman Samuel & Carolyn Johnson Boulder County Arts Alliance Rudolfo & Margaret Perez Harry & Eleanor Poehlmann Sterling-Rice Group, Inc. Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation
BRONZE CIRCLE ($2,500+)
The Academy Gail Aweida (in memoriam) Christopher & Margot Brauchli Lindley & Roberta Brenza Joan Brett Thomas & Virginia Carr Joan Cleland Francis & Jenny Cloudman Peter & Caroline Coggan The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County Pamela Dennis Carl & Ruth Forsberg Jerry & Janet Gilland Kent & Cathy Hansen Lin & Matthew Hawkins James & Gayle Heckman Grant & Holly Hickman Ruth Carmel Kahn Stephen & Judy Knapp Micro Motion Erma & John Mantey Caplan & Earnest, LLC Steve & Jayne Miller Millstone/Evans Group of Raymond James & Associates Robert & Marilyn Mohling Norm & Kathy Ooms Frank Palermo & Susan Olenwine Carl & Kathy Polhemus Janet & David Robertson Dick & Caroline Van Pelt Nyla & Gerry Witmore Stephanie & Horace Work
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($1,000)
Anonymous (3) Bennie & Jannette Balke Alexander & Sally Bracken Barbara Brenton
Amy & Terry Britton Jan Burton Michael Butterman & Jennifer Carsillo The Campbell Foundation Fund The Louise & Grant Charitable Fund Alan & Tessa Davis Tom & Ursula Dickinson Betty Fischer Andrew & Audrey Franklin John & Jacqulynn Geister Colorado State Bank & Trust Elyse Grasso Lewis & Susan Guthrie John & Gerda Hedderich David & Suzanne Hoover IBM Virginia Jones David & Randi Kalish Quentin & Bonnie Karlsrud Joan Knapp Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC Harold & Joan Leinbach Bruce Kahn & Susan Litt Richard & Linda Livingston Frances MacAnally Annyce Mayer Collins Foundation Myra Monfort Taddiken Tree Company Robert & Francine Myers Barbara & Irwin Neulight Luana Rubin R. Alan & Stephanie Rudy T. K. Smith & Constance Holden Arthur & Carol Smoot Alan & Martha Stormo Mary Street U.S. Bancorp Foundation Betty Van Zandt Jack & Sophie Walker Jack & Brenda Zellner
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Boulder Phil Donors ARTIST CIRCLE ($500+)
Anonymous Randall & Jill Anderson Peter & Patricia Angell Richard Bailey Boulder Public Library Foundation, Inc. Jean-Pierre & Glenna Briant Toni & Nelson Chen Ben & Gale Chidlaw City Of Boulder Chris & Pat Finnoff Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez Ralph & Joanna Grasso Charles & Gail Gray Premier Mortgage Group Caroline Himes Jane & Mel Holzman Matthew Hyatt Ray & Margot LaPanse Mary Nakashian The Newton Family Fund Martha & George Oetzel James Pendleton Dayna & Robert Roane Susan & Paul Roberts Juan & Alicia Rodriguez Karyn Sawyer Todd & Gretchen Sliker James Tailer & Donna Davis Kristen Wolf Stu Wright/Wright Kingdom Real Estate
Joyce Albersheim Anonymous Frank Barrett Vincent Bates Anne & Harry Beer Cynthia Betts Janet Braccio Stephen Eisenberg & Anne Burkholder Wallace & Beryl Clark Claude Weil & Carolie Coates Richard Collins Scott & Paula Deemer Joe & Alice Doyle Tracy & Michael Ehlers Jeffrey & RoseMarie Foster Stephen & Sandy Friedman
Ann Garstang Gerald & Anita Gershten Greg Ginocchio & Kevin Shuck Susan & Gustavo Grampp Mary Greenwald Ken & Dianne Hackett Charles & Patricia Hadley Mark & Cherine Herrmann Gerald & Doree Hickman Randy & Debbie Holliday Kim Hult & Robert Pasnau Colman & Marcia Kahn David & Carol Kampert Matthew Karowe Derek & Eileen KiernanJohnson Angelyn Konugres Couponas Richard & Barbara Kuchenrither Annlee Landman Jerome & Regina Lapin Paul & Nancy Levitt Jerry & Heidi Lynch Mary McElderry Richard & Donna Meckley Alan & Judy Megibow Robert Morehouse Dorothy Read William Roettker Jane & Leo Schumacher Nanette Schunk Ronald Sinton Dr. Judy Smetana Andrew & Margrit Staehelin Randy Stevens Stephen Tebo Ed & Lynn Trumble Nicholas & Shelby Vanderborgh Anne Vincent Vivian Wilson Art Zirger & Mary Rowe
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Boulder Phil Donors John Hynes Richard & Ruth Irvin Arnie Jacobson & Victoria Johns-Jacobson Dan Johnson & Star Waring William & Martha Jones Jo Ann Joselyn Annamaria Karacson Robert Kehoe William & Ann Kellogg Melissa & Jon Kilberg Ann Kiley Don & Eleanor King Bonnie Kirschenbaum Peter & Judith Kleinman Barry Knapp Jon & Helena Kottke Wesley & Heather Le Masurier Douglas Lerner Sue & Rick Levine Kamilla Macar Susan Magruder William & Susan Marine Charles & Marian Matheson Zoe McFarland Marla & Jerry Meehl Barry & Gloria Miller Richard Nishikawa & Kathleen Miller Yoriko Morita & Karl Grill James Neely Ronald & Joan Nordgren Bob Orecchio Brigette Paige Christopher & Linda Paris Margaret Parker Molly Parrish David Paulson Robert & Marilyn Peltzer Paul & Margaret Preo John & Mary Price Brook Reams & Rochelle Chartier Francelyn Reeder Robert & Judy Rothe Barbara Sable Judith Schilling Dan Seger Karen Shay Daniel & Boyce Sher Lynn Sherretz Howard & Valerie Singer
Betty Skipp Zdenka & Dean Smith Thomas & Nancy Storm Gregory & Diane Strevey Peter & Laura Terpenning James Topping Virgil & Margaret Tucker Lorraine Volsky Pamela Walker David & Amy Weiss Raymond & Rena Wells Jonathan & Hayden Williamson Mary Winston Richard & Wendy Wolf Helen E. Wyatt Charles Zabel
Charles & Cynthia Anderson Suzanne & Robert Anderson Anonymous (2) Charles Arnold Daniel & Elizabeth Ault Casey Backes Janet Bartsch Linda Beckert David Blackburn Carolyn Boggs Stanley & Virginia Boucher David Burns Josephine & James Bush Joanne & Gene Simmon Julianne Cassady Desiree Cedeno-Suarez Joseph & Elizabeth Cirelli Christine Coates & Howard Gordon Charlotte Corbridge Jeffrey Davis Jo Davis Charles & Jean Dinwiddie Caroline & Preston Douglas Ruth Feiertag Neil Fishman William & Ann Ford Johannah Franke Yaser & Mary Freij David Gates Kathryn Goff Luis & Ester Gonzalez
Allan & Joan Graham Dorothea & Ronald Grey Linda Haertling Chuck Hardesty Janice Harvey Patricia Havekost Spencer & Valerie Havlick James & Judith Heinze Verenne Hyde Wayne & Christine Itano Josh & Lori Kahn Joyce Larsen C. Nicholas & Mollie Lee Judith Lewis Joy Linfield Jean & Megan MacMillan Don & Jane Martin Robert Mayer J. Ramon McCarus Priscilla McCutcheon Joan Mulcahy Lisa & Kyle Oâ€™Brien Pricilla Pritchard Peter & Barbara Schumacher Joan Scott Christine Shields Rebecca Snethen John Snyder Robert & Julie Stuenkel Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II Karen Utley Christine Waterbury Denise & Gary Williams The Boulder Phil also thanks the 78 households who made smaller gifts this past year, in addition to support received from numerous other businesses. For more information about supporting the Boulder Phil or to report errors or omissions, please contact Director of Development Cynthia Sliker at 303-449-1343 ext. 4.
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by William Inge August 30 September 14, 2013
by William Shakespeare November 15 - 30, 2013
The Madwoman of Chaillot
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Louder Than Words Dancetheatre, Jeffrey Nytch-Composer, and the Playground Ensemble present
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