What is Backstage Barre:
Colorado Ballet’s Backstage Barre is a group of young professionals dedicated to growing a new generation of ballet enthusiasts through approachable access to a diverse program of events, behind the scenes education, and community engagement.
A message from Backstage Barre:
Your commitment to the arts in Denver is more critical than ever before. Now is a time when Backstage Barre’s mission, to grow a new generation of ballet enthusiasts, becomes nearer and dearer to our members and community. Your membership support continues to spread the joy, the beauty, the grace, and the athleticism of ballet for seasons to come.
Please know that Backstage Barre plans to have all events listed below whether they are in-person or virtual. No one will miss out on our Backstage Barre season! All tax receipts for memberships will be adjusted based on the 20-21 event schedule and ticket pricing.
Click here to see all 2020-2021 events & descriptions
- Trivia Night, June 30, 2020 • 7:00pm
Join Backstage Barre for a night of laughs and trivia about Colorado Ballet’s dancers, company and upcoming season! Study up before hand and you could win great prizes! (Public event - Free to Demi/Grand Members and Non-Members)
- Christmas in July, July 30, 2020 7:00pm
Colorado Ballet's Backstage Barre is celebrating Christmas in July! Pick up a signature cocktail package from The Family Jones and learn to prepare and enjoy a Columbine Cocktail as we virtually reveal the new costume sponsored by the Young Professionals for The Nutcracker. (Public event - Free to Demi/Grand Members and Non-Members)
- Day of Dance, Sept. 26, 2020 5:30-9:00pm
Join Backstage Barre for a series of casual back-to-back dance classes of many eclectic styles! (Free to Demi/Grand Members, Non-Members welcome with a purchased ticket)
- Craft & Brews, Spring Date TBD
Grab a specialty craft brew and join the conversation as local personalities speak in a panel discussion about their craft and Colorado Ballet dancers discuss their art form. (Free to Demi/Grand Members, Non-Members welcome with a purchased ticket!)
- Backstage Barre Holiday Party, Dec. 18, 2020, (evening)
Celebrate our production The Nutcracker with behind the scenes Holiday festivities. (Private event - Demi/Grand Members only)
- The Great Gatsby Post Party, Feb. 3, 2021
Join Company Dancers, supporters and friends of the ballet directly after the show for drinks and refreshments at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. (Private event - Grand Members Only)
- Science of Dance, May 22, 2021 (time still to be announced)
Join Backstage Barre members to learn in an interactive environment about the Science of Dance. Anatomy in Clay® Instructor, Guest Artist and former Principal Dancer with Colorado Ballet, Gregory Gonzales, will take you through an interactive presentation. (Private event - Demi/Grand Members only)
- Colorado Ballet’s Gala (day/time still to be announced)
Join us for a magical night including cocktails, dinner, a live performance, silent and live auctions and dancing on the stage. (Free to Grand Members, Demi Members receive a discounted ticket & Non-Members welcome with a purchased ticket!