Ballet Ariel Open House
Nov 11, 2017
This fun-filled evening is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the exceptional programs and classes offered at Ballet Ariel. Known for its original choreography of traditional and non-traditional ballets, Ballet Ariel offers the best in dance education and performance. Tour the facilities, meet the director and other staff while enjoying free performances and refreshments. The Gossamer Winds quartet, an Augustana Arts performing groups, will also perform live music at the Open Hou
Ballet Ariel was founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton. Now in its 19th season, Ballet Ariel has evolved into a laboratory for developing original classical ballets, a collaborative environment where the beauty of classical ballet comes together with narrative storytelling and a contemporary vision. This professional company is known for its graceful and elegant, yet dynamic, choreography and staging.
Ballet Ariel also offers an exceptional pre-professional, classical ballet program and dance classes, giving young dancers an opportunity to reach for their dreams while also being a part of a creatively fertile dance environment.
Located in southeast Denver at 7808 E. Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 209, the company employs twelve professional dancers under Rehearsal Director Oleg Dedogryuk and Ballet Mistress Patricia Renzetti. Ballet Ariel’s repertoire features original ballets such as Vincent Van Gogh, The Birth of Rock and Roll, Appalachian Spring along with classical works including The Nutcracker and Cinderella.
Ballet Ariel performs its season concerts at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre in Denver. They have also performed in the Arvada Center for the Arts SummerFest Series, in the Lone Tree Passport to Culture Series, as an artistic partner at the PACE Center, in the Denver Ballet Guild Showcase, at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, in the Mile High Dance Festival in Denver, and on tour in Colorado and Wyoming. Ballet Ariel receives funding from Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and Denver Ballet Guild. For more information, visit WWW.BALLETARIEL.ORG or call (303) 945-4388.