Our students have many wonderful opportunities to perform. From our year-end Gala productions to the Nutcracker, our student performing opportunities set BNC apart.
Young Choreographers' Showcase
YCS is the culminating production for the Composition class. Students create pieces and set them on fellow dancers, incorporating all elements of production, including costume and lighting design. This year's production is entitled, In The Along.
In The Along
Lighthouse Writers Workshop and The School of BNC have conceived a collaboration of young writers, choreographers, and dancers who have worked together to create original works. As two organizations that believe in the transformative power of art and the creative talent of young people, we are excited to pair up these young artists to create original works of poetry and dance. We feel it is a natural fit to offer artists the opportunity to gain inspiration across disciplines, and to offer the community the chance to experience their work in a live performance. Audience members will experience the multi-dimensional performance as they see the dance and hear the music and spoken word.
Established in 1992, our Student Company gives upper level students significant performing opportunities throughout the year, including outreach performances to elementary schools and assisted living centers in the North Metro area and an annual spring concert presented to the public in May. Students who are in level E or higher and have met Nutcracker summer training requirements may join the Student Company. This commitment requires the signing of a full-year contract.
20th Anniversary Celebration: A Night of New Works
Join us for an evening of sophisticated world premiers performed by talented, aspiring dancers. These new works will include a crisp neo-classical ballet by School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley, an intriguing contemporary work by Associate Artistic Director Dawn Fay, and a new ballet by San Francisco-based choreographer Mark Foehringer.
Pre-School Ballet Gala Celebration - May 18
Pre-School Ballet students are invited every spring to perform for friends and family in a celebration of their accomplishments at the end of the season. Purchase tickets now.
Ballet Expressions Gala Celebration - May 16
Students from our adaptive dance education program, Ballet Expressions are invited every spring to perform for friends and family in a celebration of their accomplishment at the end of the season. Purchase tickets now.
Gala - Celebrating 20 Years - June 1
All students in Ballet I through F are invited to perform every spring in our professionally-produced Gala at the end of the season. Purchase tickets now.
Students have an unforgettable experience performing alongside our professional company in the area’s largest holiday production that has won rave reviews from critics and audiences. Learn more.
Being attached to Denver’s premier contemporary dance company presents many advantages for the students of our school, including opportunities to participate in professional productions. Learn more.