National Pilates Day is Saturday!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


Saturday, May 5th  is National Pilates Day and BNC is inviting you to celebrate with us! Karen Shanley will be teaching a class in our studio to celebrate the effective method of body conditioning and control. Karen is certified in Pilates with renowned Pilates master teacher Marie Jose Blom. Karen has also established a career education program in Pilates training as part of the Dance Department at Orange Coast College in California. She has also owned and operated her own Pilates and Gyrotonic studios. Anyone 12 years or older is welcome to come! Mats and flex bands will be provided. Just wear comfortable workout clothes, but no shoes, just socks or barefeet. Donations appreciated.

When: Saturday, May 5th, 1:30-2:30pm

Where: BNC Studios, Studio 3




Industrial Project

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by sarah-tallman 1 Comment


Are you already having withdrawal from seeing your favorite professional company? Do you ever wonder what the dancers do in the off-season? Are you curious about what BNC’s kid sister looks like?

The company dancers of BNC are at it again, presenting the third annual installment of Industrial Project. IP is a uniquely intriguing performance where BNC artists take full control of a contemporary ballet production. IP is an experience that is designed to give the dancers an opportunity to explore the world of choreography and to dare themselves to go where no dancer has gone before. BNC’s Studio 1 will be transformed into an intimate backdrop for kick@#$ creativity and collaboration. If you’re lucky, you might get hit with a drop of your favorite dancers sweat.

This year’s choreographers include Ben Deloney, Julia Meng, Damien Patterson, Meredith Strathmeyer, Sarah Tallman, and our brilliant Associate Artistic Director Dawn Fay.

The afternoon will also include very special guest Vi “The Fiddler” Wickam. Vi is a champion fiddler, inspired performer, and heartfelt musician. Learn more about Vi and his latest C.D. A Long Time Comin’ at

A suggested donation of $10.00 will help to support BNC’s Artist Resource Fund, and to ensure future IP performances. The Artist Resource Fund is a resource to aid in the transition and future of a dancers life.

You do NOT want to miss this incredible, one time only performance. Wine, kid friendly “bevies”, and food will be provided. Visit us at, and follow us on twitter @WeAreIndustrial. See you April 28 at 2pm...because we don’t believe in an off-season.

Industrial Project Hip Hop

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by sarah-tallman


5, 6, 7, 8 who do we appreciate? Damien Patterson, that’s who! If you missed the first Industrial Project Hip Hop class, no worries! You have a second chance this Saturday April 21 from 10:15-11:15! Throw on your comfiest kicks, and meet BNC’s professional company members in Studio 1 for a super cool hip hoppity time! Damien will lead you through a funky, sweat breaking, laughter inducing hour of fun. Don’t just sit there! Come and learn super cool moves, that you just may want to remember when you’re out on the town or perhaps April 28 when you come to see Industrial Project...hmmm.

Hip Hop with Damien is a fundraiser to support Industrial Project and a $7 suggested donation can be made at the front desk. See you Saturday for the ultimate kick-booty time. Bring water, sneakers, and a smile!

Who: YOU!

What: Industrial Project Hip Hop

Where: BNC Studio 1

When: Saturday April 21 10:15-11:15

Why: Industrial Project Fundraiser $7 suggested donation

See you this Saturday for Hip Hop, and next Saturday April 28 at 2pm in Studio 1 for Industrial Project, $10 suggested donation...because we don’t believe in an off-season.

April is Dance Month!

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


Keep an eye out the 2012 Celebrate Dance Month brochures! Lots of dance events are happening this month! Not only are there performances all over Colorado, in Boulder, Longmont, Denver, Fort Collins, Aspen, Lakewood, and Parker, but there are also classes, workshops, and parties! The classes and workshops include ballet, flamenco, and ballroom dance. And the parties include English Country Dance (think Jane Austen), Square Dance, and Swing Dance.

But that's not all, the week of April 20 is National Dance Week and April 29 is International Dance Day!

So this April, get your dancing shoes out and see a performance, take a class, or go to a dance party!

Visit Boulder Arts Resource for more information and to download the brochure.



Fiesta Margarita!

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by admin


Can't wait for Cinco De Mayo?
Come to our fiesta fundraiser party for The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Student Company. This, adults only, event combines homemade margaritas and yummy Mexican-flavored fare all for enriching young people's lives through dance! Meet BNC's professional dancers in an intimate household setting in Broomfield, Colorado.
Plus a silent auction with one-of a kind deals, here are just a few of them:

  • Stay at the YMCA of the Rockies!
  • Night out in Denver
  • Tickets to the Boulder Dinner Theatre
  • Special BNC autographed items
  • Wine tasting from D'Vine Wine
  • Coffee Date with a professional dancer
  • Private lesson with a professional dancer
  • Themed baskets-just for your dancer!
  • Tickets to a BNC Company Performance

Don't go home empty handed, complementary goodie bag for attending. Don't miss out!

Saturday, April 21, 7 PM
Tickets Only $25

Buy Tickets and Learn More

Graciously hosted by the Jannsen Family

Win A New Mustang & Support BNC

Posted on: April 11th, 2012 by admin


Photo features the band Air Dubai

Have you dreamed of having a 2012 Ford Mustang?  Well ,your dreams might just come true!
BNC is teaming up with Concerts for Kids to raise funds through a game of skill called, “A Million For What Matters".

By guessing the total weight of the band “Air Dubai” (including band members and their instruments) you could win a 2012 Black Ford Mustang provided by Sill-Terhar Motors!

Each guess costs $10 and 100% of the proceeds go back to BNC! To purchase a ticket, drop by the front desk at BNC's studio or see us at Rock Ballets.  These ticket sales end April 30th.

Good Luck! 

Stop Stressin’

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by joanna-maiolo


As we approach the upcoming months, we are ever so abruptly reminded just how stressful the end of the school year can be. This goes not only for the end of the traditional school year, but also for the semester’s final performances at BNC. This is one of the most crucial times to be aware of the priorities in our lives as well as healthy ways to adapt and handle all of the stress that we will be faced with. Consistent and long term stress can take a toll on our minds and bodies. If we are not prepared with the proper tools, we will eventually become completely burned out from both a physical stand point as well as an emotional one. Some of these tools for warding off stress are having sufficient and regular sleep cycles, meditation and deep breathing practices.

Along with the tools mentioned above, healthy and balanced eating is one of the most important tools one can have that is overlooked all too often. It is crucial to keeping our energy levels high and fueling our bodies with the nutrients that will prevent us from getting sick and run-down. When we are crunched with time, it is much easier to take a trip to the drive-thru than to prepare healthful meals and snacks, right? Wrong. Nowadays, proper eating habits are easier than you think; you just need to know the right places to look.

Recently, King Soopers has been implementing some really great ideas and resources for healthy living. They offer health and nutrition related seminars, and they even have some Registered Dieticians working on staff.  Ballet Nouveau Colorado has teamed up with King Soopers and you can purchase gift cards at the front desk for $10. The cards can then be loaded with up to $500 of spending money. Whatever is spent from these cards returns 5% back to the school of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. This is such a great way for anyone to donate to BNC and provide yourself with healthy food to keep you going strong!

One last announcement!

BNC will be hosting a free informational seminar on the effects of stress on the body along with tools to help deal with it. We will have some awesome guest speakers – Janet Legare, a Pediatrician, and Lori Lloyd, an acclaimed acupuncturist - who will be sharing their knowledge on the topic of stress. This seminar will be at BNC on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:15 pm.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Tune In To Colorado Matters On CPR

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by admin


Garrett Ammon sat down with Ryan Warner for an interview on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters. During the interview, Garrett reflects on the 10th anniversary of BNC's professional company.  Listen in to hear him share a past, present and future look at the professional company.

Congratulations Julia!

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by admin


Julia Wilkinson Manley, Director of The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado Receives the Wake Up Your Warrior Award

Tonight, The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s School Director, Julia Wilkinson Manley, will receive the Wake Up Your Warrior Award.

Julia Wilkinson Manley is one of three local recipients of the Wake Up Your Warrior Award. All of these recipients have helped their community or themselves through adversity.

The event features a VIP reception with hors d’oeuvres, awards show, local designer Gino Velardi fashion show, live music, DJ for dancing, (1) drink tickets per person, and cash bar.

This is an elegant black tie affair that benefits the charity, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. The mission of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is to change the lives of abused and neglected children through compassionate legal advocacy, education and public policy reform.

The Wake Up Your Warrior Award is dedicated to the warriors who have created, or are in the process of creating, full lives for themselves – to those shining beacons of hope who are fulfilling their dreams and goals and making a positive image in the Colorado community.

“I am very honored to receive this award and recognition. I want to thank Rebecca Moore and Fabi Thode for planning this event to build awareness about leaders in the community, who are working to make a difference, and also, for creating this event as a platform to build awareness and funds for abused and neglected children,” states Julia Wilkinson Manley.

Driven by her vision and passion for dance, Manley goes beyond her job description as Director of the School of BNC, putting in endless hours with an unyielding commitment to bringing dance/arts education to students of all walks of life.

Manley is guided by her philosophy that dance is enriching, fulfilling and should be available and accessible to all, regardless of age, ability, aspirations or socio-economic status. She strongly believes that when young people learn to dance, they learn to be confident through goal-setting, self-assessment, determination, follow-through and personal accountability. Their lives are enriched by an appreciation of the arts; they acquire tools needed to explore new possibilities in art and life. They learn to express themselves in healthy, disciplined ways.

Along with overseeing The School of BNC, Manley is also responsible for the organization’s Community Programs, which include three major programs, Title I Elementary Partnerships, Student Scholarships and Anti-bullying Educational Performances. In total, these programs reach more than 20,000 underserved individuals annually.

Manley has established Title I Elementary Partnerships for 2,000 students in four public schools in “high-need” neighborhoods each year for the past eight years. These Partnerships enhance and support the Title I schools’ specific curricular priorities. Working with the school faculty, an educational framework is established with appropriate outcomes and pre and post residency dance experiences to help these students learn various academic topics through the movement of dance.

Manley’s commitment to utilizing the arts as an educational tool and platform for making positive change are seen in two lecture demonstrations which she envisioned and facilitated:  The Ugly Duckling Anti-Bullying Program and recently, Madeline Stands Tall. Between 2005-2010, The Ugly Duckling was presented to over 17,000 school children across the Denver metro area and it is now being performed nationally. These interactive productions use dance to engage school age children in a thoughtful conversation about bullying.

Finally, Julia has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance annually to those unable to afford dance lessons.

Event and Ticket Information
Dates and Times             Saturday, April 6th
                                                          VIP from 6:30 p.m.
                                                          Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
                                                          Awards start at 8:30 p.m.

Location                           Chamber’s Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Cost                                               Ticket Prices: $40 General Admission & $80 VIP



Wanderers in the Sea of Fog

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by jamie-melaragno


Do you love dance? Check out our friends at Control Group Productions in Salon Romantik opus 1: Wanderers in the Sea of Fog

We depart ourselves

And disappear

Into the wilderness’ embrace.

Into terrible,

Sublime beauty,

A return to awe and grace.


April 20. 21, 27, 28 at 8pm at The Laundry on Lawrence.

2701 Lawrence St. Denver 80205

Tickets $18 at the door/ $15

A Romantic epic spectacle performance.