BNC Alum Dances Lead in Balanchine Ballet

Posted on: November 19th, 2011 by Julia Wilkinson Manley


Last night I had the great privilege to see our former student, Bridget Maginity, dance the lead in George Balanchine's Allegro Brilliante at the University of Arizona. It was a quick trip, but so beautifully justified from the moment she stepped on stage. As professor and world-wide master teacher James Clouser said of Bridget last night, "She makes me understand the music - she IS the music." Below is a picture of Bridget and her partner Barton Cowperthwaite in Allegro, and me - proud BNC School Director - with Bridget after the show.

Over 101 Reasons Why

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


Join your fellow Coloradans on December 6 Colorado Gives Day – to help raise $1 million in one day for Colorado charities!

Colorado Gives Day, a 24-hour state-wide fundraising event urging people to “give where you live,” is coming up on December 6, 2011. 100% of donations made will be given to the non-profit of your choice. A special fund has been established to increase the size of all donations given by individuals.

There are over 100 different reasons why you should support BNC on December 6, 2011. At BNC, we believe dance should be an enriching and fulfilling experience that is available and accessible to all regardless of age, ability, aspiration, or socio-economic status.

Reasons #100-91: Elementary School Partnerships

community programs

  • #100:  BNC's Title I Elementary Partnerships bring year-long arts experiences to students who otherwise would not have access to dance.
  • #99:  Programs reach 2,500 students from 4 public schools in high-need neighborhoods each year. This year’s elementary schools include:
  • #94:  More than 80% of the students in these schools fall below the federal poverty line and up to 25% are classified as homeless.
  • #93:  Partnerships include interactive in-school and in-theatre performances by BNC’s professional company throughout the year
  • #92:  Free after school ballet classes for two grade levels for any student interested.
  • #91:  BNC’s two-year residencies provide the opportunity for students to gain confidence through an in-depth process that merges dance with each school’s specific curricular priorities. For example, in subject areas such as science and math.

CHOOSE BNC and help us to continue bringing dance to the community! GO TO:


Don’t Miss The Nutcracker Tea this Sunday

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Sarah Maltrud


 This weekend, kick off your holiday season with a new unforgettable family tradition.

Guests will hear a live theatrical reading of the classic story The Nutcracker, but with a new twist, as told from the perspective of the maid. Excerpts from The Nutcracker will be performed by our student dancers and all little dancers will get the chance to dance, too!  Bring your camera for pictures and get autographs. Commemorative Teacups and auction items will be available for purchase.

BNC would like to give a huge thank you to our generous donors making this fun holiday event possible:

Celestial Seasonings   
Aloft Hotel
Mrs. Fields Cookies at Flatiron Crossing Mall
Krigelking Confections

Event details:

Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Aloft Hotel
8300 Arista Place, Broomfield, CO
$30 per Adult
$25 per Child

Please make your reservations by November 17.

Click here to purchase tickets


Students Collaborating, Just Like the Pros

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Garrett Ammon


Last night, Lighthouse Writers Workshop's Teen Council and The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado's Composition class met for the first time to begin work on a collaborative project.

Lighthouse and BNC have been working together since 2007 and have created two world premiere productions that bring the written word together with dance. Now, we are delighted to be getting the students in on the action.

Over the coming months these young writers and dancers will be exploring the nature of collaborative creation and work to create short works that will be presented in a performance this spring.

After introductions, Lighthouse's Michael J. Henry and I shared a little about our personal experiences working together and then the students got down to business. Led by Lighthouse's Megan Nix and BNC's Julia Wilkinson Manley and Jayne Persch, the students settled on "Awakenings" as the theme of their project. The students were then teamed up in groups of two and three to begin getting to know each other and exploring ideas.

What a pleasure it was to see all of these talented students in deep, thoughtful discussions as they begin this new journey together. I can't wait to see what happens.


Back 2 School Fundraiser

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by The Long Family


The Back 2 School Fundraiser letter writing party was held on Saturday, September 10th. Pizza was donated by Double D's Sourdough Pizza. Lemonade and ice cream were also on hand for all the participants. BNC's Back to School Fundraiser is going on now until October 15th for Nutcracker families and December 18th for the rest of BNC families. The goal for this fundraiser is $23,000! Click here for more details!

Video: Contemporary II’s Spontaneous Urban Performance

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by The Long Family


BNC's Contemporary II class performed their first Spontaneous Urban Performance Lisztomania at the Louisville Farmer's Market on 9/3/11. Afterwards, those students and School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley hosted a ballet demonstration and taught the audience their Mercy dance. To quote a  dad  who was pulled up on stage with his daughter, "who knew we'd get to do all of this ! We just came to buy some apples!"

Be on the lookout for more Spontaneous Urban Performances from students in the Contemporary II class!