Fiesta Margarita!

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by Elaine Adair 1 Comment


Saturday, April 21, 7 PM

An adults-only fundraiser for The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Student Company. Enjoy delicious homemade margaritas and yummy Mexican-flavored fare, plus a fantastic silent auction with great deals on one-of-a-kind items! Plus, get the opportunity to mingle with some of BNC's amazing professional dancers.

Don't miss out on a chance to win great prizes, a goodie bag for each attendee and a few surprises that you don't want to miss.

ONLY $25 per person! Get your tickets now.

Graciously hosted by the Jannsen Family:

1599 Redwing Lane
Broomfield, CO 80020

Spotlight on the Stars: Get to Know Julia Meng

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by jamie-melaragno


This is Julia’s ninth season with Ballet Nouveau Colorado. She trained with Maria Vegh, former director of the Harkness House in NYC, and also studied at the Joffrey Ballet and American Repertory Ballet. Before joining BNC, she danced with David Taylor Dance Theater, Boulder Ballet and Colorado Ballet. Favorite roles with BNC include Garrett Ammon’s When the Power Goes Out, No Passengers,  For The Love of Pete, and Sarah Tallman’s See Yourself.  Julia has also been featured in new works by Amy Seiwert, Alex Ketley, Robert Sher-Macherndal, Heather Maloy, Mark Godden and Lauri Stallings. She has also choreographed four works for BNC and has been a teacher at the School of BNC since 2002.

When did you start dancing and why?  When I was 5 years old. I have an older sister who use to dance and I wanted to do it too.

What do you love most about dance?  I love the way my body feels when it’s moving, streching, working. I especially love pieces that are physically challenging.

Which BNC production has been your favorite and why?  My favorite piece is ”No Passengers”.  I love the music and it was a lot of fun to create.

What do you do in your free time when you’re not dancing?  I have a 8 month old daughter so I don’t really have any “free time”.  When I’m not dancing I spend all my time with her and my husband.

Fun Facts

Favorite Color:  Blue

Favorite Food:  Pineapple fried rice!!!

Favorite Quote:  “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.” Mahatma Gandhi

One thing you can’t live without:  My daughter

Rock Ballets Questions:

What is your favorite rock song, and what does it mean to you?  Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matter’s “ -“forever trust in who we are, and nothing else matters…” It was the first time a song really struck me and I learned a lot about myself.  Tod’s “Aenema” helps me vent when I’m having a bad day.

What is your favorite song by David Bowie?  My Favorite is actually a Bowie/Queen collaboration… “Under Pressure”.

Dawn Rocks Out on TV

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by admin


On Monday, BNC's Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay, appeared on Colorado & Company's program.
Check out Dawn's interview where she shares with CoCo host, Tawnya Rush, about BNC's final production of the 10th anniversary season, Rock Ballets, April 13-15.

Unleash Your Inner Rock Star Contest!

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


Show BNC your inner rock star and get a free dinner for 2 at Hard Rock Cafe!

Here's what to do:

Submit a photo or video on our Facebook of your...

  • best rock pose (photo or video) - we encourage you to go all out with your outfit and makeup OR
  • best rock star impersonation (video) OR
  • best rock star moment or story (photo) - this could be the time you met a rock star or the time when you were the rock star

Have fun, tell your friends and unleash your inner rock star!

If you win, you will receive a free dinner for 2 to use at Hard Rock Cafe, the day of a performance of Rock Ballets!

Entries will be judged on creativity, most accurate depiction, and enthusiasm. The judges will be the interns at BNC - Jamie, Jesse, Joanna, and Sasha - and they are super excited to see your submissions!

 The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Denver Roller Dolls

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by jamie-melaragno 1 Comment


Denver Roller Dolls is a nationally-ranked, 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to developing and promoting the sport of women’s roller derby, training skaters for local, national and inter-league competition, and strengthening the communities in which we live.


Next bout: Travel Team Double Header featuring DRD's Mile High Club VS Bay Area Derby Girls AND DRD's Bruising Altitude VS Philly's Independence Dolls. Parking is free.


Tickets: General admission tickets are $17 purchased in advance or $22 day-of-bout. Reserved tickets are $27 purchased in advance or $32 day-of-bout. Children 12 and under are always free!

Square of Ice

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by jamie-melaragno


On Saturday, March 31st at 10pm, Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss will be performing a pas de deux from Garrett Ammon's work, "Walk the Line" set to Johnny Cash's famous tune.  Why? Because Off-Center at The Jones (located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex) is hosting a 2 day festival entitled "Square of Ice - A Johnny Cash Remix." 

This festival is a talent competition style format where acts will be performing their best Johnny Cash covers - everything from improv comics to ukelele players. The top 14 entries have been selected and will compete this coming Friday and Saturday evening; doors open at 9:30pm.

All of the entries will perform on Friday, followed by a live vote and a finalist showdown on Saturday the 31st.  Our dancers will be the opening entertainment for the showdown (think the guest performers on SYTYCD's results show).  Other entertainment on the 31st includes live ice carving outside of the theater and a closing performance by Rocky Mountain DanceGrass band Whitewater.

Come and enjoy the performers' Johnny Cash Remixes, and don't miss the beautiful dancing of Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss opening the show on March 31st!

SQUARE OF ICE, A Johnny Cash Remix
A Two Night Festival (come to one night or both)
March 30 & 31: Doors 9:30pm, Show 10:00pm
Tickets $10

For tickets click here.

The Easter Bunny is at FlatIron Crossing!

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


 Spring time is finally here! Get the family together and visit FlatIron Crossing!

The Easter Bunny is at FlatIron Crossing! Visit in Center Court at the base of the Grand Staircase now through April 7 (between Helzberg Diamonds and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) and receive a FREE gift! Plus, get $3.00 off any photo package now through March 28! New this year, Spring Family Portraits will also be available! And, Story Time with the Easter Bunny is Monday-Friday, March 19-30, at 11 a.m. - thank you to Pottery Barn Kids for providing the books! Easter's on its way!

Supernatural Savings: ArtsX Pass

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva


Do you love seeing and visiting all the latest and most interesting, cultural events in Denver? Are you a young professional between the ages of 21 and 45? Then this is for you!

BNC has partnered with four other organizations to bring you the best and most exciting events this spring and summer. Not only do you get to see our last production of the season, Rock Ballets, but also two other performances and two museum trips!

For just $70, treat yourself to three out-of-this-world performances by Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Curious Theatre and Central City Opera PLUS two trips to Denver’s coolest museums around, the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hurry and grab your ArtsX Pass to experience the hottest arts happenings in Denver! Only 125 passes will be sold and they are only available through April 9th.

To purchase: Online or 303.292.6700.

Racing For Better Health

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by joanna-maiolo


I am excited to announce BNC’s participation at the Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K race on April 15th, 2012, put together by Healthy Learning Paths. This organization shares many of BNC’s philosophies of integrating health and wellness and teaching healthy lifestyle choices to our students.

Healthy Learning Paths empowers children by teaching wellness strategies for success in health, learning, and life. They envision communities where integrated health and educational tools are broadly accessible to families of all backgrounds and income levels. These tools enable parents to effectively coach children as they navigate obstacles to achievement and good health. The final outcome is children acquire a natural and lasting determination to reach their full potentials.

Healthy Learning Paths is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Frank Shorter RACE4Kids' Health 5K honors Olympic Gold Medalist, Frank Shorter for his commitment to children's wellness and learning.  Proceeds benefit Healthy Learning Paths, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit partnership of medical and educational professionals, who recognize and teach the critical connections between health and learning for children's success. Your participation brings our Be Well, Learn Well© school wellness and educational community programs to more Colorado children.  Children must be well, so they can learn well.

Don't miss the Healthy Kids' Expo at the race where you'll find many resources, products and fun activities for kids. Also, be sure to stop by the BNC booth to find out more about our approach to healthy living!




Head to Hard Rock and See the Show!

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by admin


Thank you to Hard Rock Cafe Denver for supporting BNC!  They will be hosting Rock Ballets opening night after party on April 13. Paul DeHaven, from the band Paper Bird will be performing solo as the entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join us.

In the "Mile High City", rock your way to Hard Rock Cafe Denver. Head to Hard Rock's Happy Hour from Mon through Fri (3pm-6pm) and enjoy unmatched specialty drinks, from Hurricanes and Margaritas, to the Alternative Rock non-alcoholic drink menu.

Stop by the Rock Shop and check out Hard Rock's limited edition merchandise, including the recently released Jimi Hendrix Signature Series.

Visit Hard Rock Cafe Denver the weekend of Rock Ballets, April 13-15 and ask for the Rock Ballet Menu and 10% of your purchase supports BNC. Reservations required. Call 303.623.0856 for more information.