Ballet Ariel

(303) 945-4388 | Website
7808 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 209, Denver, CO 80231 | Directions
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About Ballet Ariel

Ballet Ariel is a professional ballet company and ballet school based in Denver, Colorado.

The Ballet Ariel Company, founded in 1998 by Director Ilena Norton, delights audiences with the diversity of their programs and dancers. From classical to contemporary dance, to original narrative ballets (as well as a continuing commitment to presenting new narrative works), Ballet Ariel offers an stunning and innovative repertoire. Patricia Renzetti, former Colorado Ballet prima ballerina, joined Ballet Ariel in 2004 as Company Rehearsal Director, and has staged many classical ballets for the company including Pas de Quatre, La Vivandière, Les Sylphides, and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadère. Former Colorado Ballet principal Gregory Gonzales has choreographed several contemporary works for the company including Figments of My…, Storm, and The Messenger Within. Artistic Director Ilena Norton’s ballet Echelons was a wonderfully staged interpretation of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, and her most recent full length narrative ballet "Avoca: A Tale of Molly Brown" (an original narrative work based on "the unsinkeable" Molly Brown's life) was a critically hailed success.
In addition to productions that are open to the public, Ballet Ariel is also involved in educating the children of the Denver-Metro elementary schools, considering it their privilege to share with them the love and art of dance (many children who experience these shows have never seen live dance or ballet in the past). The company's elementary school performance repertoire includes "Peter and the Wolf" excerpts from "Avoca: A Tale of Molly Brown," and "Cinderella," and excerpts from the classical Petipa ballet "Raymonda."

Ballet Ariel is a professional performing company that receives support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, The Denver Foundation, and Denver Ballet Guild.www.balletariel.org
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