The Colorado Ballet has come an exceptionally long way since its inception as a ballet school in 1951. Now nationally acclaimed and hailed, the Colorado Ballet is thriving on all fronts – from the professional product they are putting on the stage, to the 1,500+ students they are serving in the Academy, to the robust Education and Community Engagement Programs which are bringing dance and movement to tens of thousands of under-resourced students around the state.

The Colorado Ballet Gala was a celebration of these accomplishments and an opportunity to showcase the premiere regional company. More than 500 supporters braved a winter February storm to gather at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to partake in “An Evening in Verona: A Romeo and Juliet Gala.”

Guests were treated to performances of the Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene (featuring Sharon Wehner‘s last performance with the Colorado Ballet, dancing with Yosvani Ramos), and ARROW Five Years Out, along with a lively auction commandeered by Doug Tisdale, comments by Gala Chairs Anne and Jim Hillary, emcee Aimee Caplis and Artistic Director Gil Boggs. Afterwards guests enjoyed a scrumptious meal by Kevin Taylor, where lively conversation and laughter abounded.

The Colorado Ballet is looking forward to a stellar 2018/19 season. To find out more about their programs, log on to