at Brown Palace Hotel benefiting The Colorado Ballet Auxiliary at 6 p.m.
To a little girl, being presented as a Sugarplum with your father is the best thing ever. To stand on the stage and smile in the Sugarplum red dress, holding Dad’s hand, to the applause of the crowd, will be remembered forever.
32 proud and beaming 2nd grade young ladies took the stage at the Brown Palace Hotel Friday night for the Colorado Ballet Sugarplum Ball presentation. This is the culmination of a year-long educational and artistic program coordinated by the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary.
After Sugarplum Ball Chair Katy Brown welcomed everyone and thanked supporters, emcee Denise Sanderson announced each Sugarplum. Families then enjoyed a magical holiday gala dinner and looked forward to being a part of the presentation by the Colorado Ballet of The Nutcracker on Saturday.
3rd grade Sugarplum alums also got to participate in The Nutcracker performance and got to attend the Sugarplum ball in signature green dresses.
And so this long-standing social event continues this year, and Sugarplums went home with huge smiles. When they went to sleep, “Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” and they can remember this is one of the best holiday seasons ever.
Colin and Melanie Haggerty with Sugarplum Corrin and Denis and Cathy Haggerty
Sugarplum Caroline Cramer and Mark Cramer
Sugarplum Scarlet Mielke and Craig Mielke
Sugarplum Eva Ridenour and Brandon Ridenour
Joe Lynott and Sugarplum Adelaide Lynott
The Beckers: Colleen, left, Lauren, Sugarplum Estelle and Brian Becker
Mark, Marsha and Sugarplum Portia, left, with Amy, Rob and Sugarplum Tula Stettner
Sam Cordovano and Gulnara LaFrance with Sugarplum Katarina
Emma Boggs with her grandmother Mary Brown
Lauren and Mark Rotolo with Tyler and Sugarplum alum Reese
Angela and Fritz Schulz with Sugarplum Sofie and Trey
Matthew and Priya Burkett with Sugarplum alum Brielle
Dev. Director Adam Sexton, his wife Silvia Comuzzi-Sexton, Sugarplum Annalisa and Alessandro
Lisa Cramer, Grant and Sugarplum Caroline and grandmother Nancy Wimbush
Suzie Woodard, left, John, Austin and Molly Jourde, Sugarplum Mary and Jack Jourde
Presentation Coordinators Kacy Vahey, left, and Laura Lauds
Three generations of ballet supporters: Linda Olmsted, left, Elena Stophel and Sugarplum alum Charlotte Stophel
John Freyer Jr and Andi Freyer (alum performance coordinator) with Lexi, Sugarplum alum Sophia and Charlie
Back row: Dr. Adair and Kellie Prall, Linnette Prall; front: Rick and Lauren Patrick, Sugarplum alum Jane and Sugarplum Sophia Prall
Jim and Shannon Johnson with Sugarplum Lucy (right) and a guest
Carson, Kathy, Steve and Sugarplum alum Siena Beabout
Wook and Amber Ju with Sugarplums Emerson Ju and Annalisa Sexton
Stella, Lauren and Mimi
Kris McMullan of CB, left, and Holly Price, vice president of the Sugarplum program
Sugarplum Ball Chair Katy Brown and her daughter Bridget
Chair Katy Brown welcomes everyone
Emcee Denise Sanderson introduces Sugarplums and their dads
2017 Sugarplums: Estelle Edith Becker, Emma Taylor Boggs, Emily Nora Clarke, Sorenna Simone Cooper, Katarina Maya Cordovano, Caroline Annette Cox, Caroline Joslin Cramer, Ruby Frances Englert, Anna Kate Farver, Camille Mary Helen Fedorowicz, Morgan Calleigh Friedman, Marissa Elise Garcia, Portia Margaret Giordano, Corrin Dorothy Haggerty, Elizabeth Gabriel Harbaugh, Lucy Cathleen Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Jourde, Emerson Avonlea Ju, Zoey Karen Kelin, Julia Ann Kennedy, Adelaide Reuel Lynott, Scarlet Joan Mielke, Sophia Rae Prall, Eva Simone Ridenour, Molly Rees Rosenberg, Orli Sachs, Sofie Cora Schulz, Annalisa Emilie Sexton, Elle Mary Smith, Tula Elizabeth Stettner, Lillian Lorraine Urband, Charlotte Catherine Zimmerman
Gil Boggs--artistic director; Mark Chase--managing director; Adam Sexton--development director; Erica Fischbach--academy director; Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia, Maria Mosina--ballet mistresses; Adam Flatt--music director & principal conductor
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, Pura Vida, Bayswater LLC, The Denver Post Community, KeyBank
Sugarplum red dresses; alum Sugarplum green dresses
Katy Brown, Sugarplum Ball chair; Michelle Garcia, program chair; Holly Price, vice president Sugarplum program; Robin Morris, ticketing chair; Anjali Schulte, invitation chair; Laura Lauds and Kacy Vahey, presentation coordianators; Andi Freyer, alum performance coordinator
Board of Directors:
Executive Board: Duke Hartman, chair; Elizabeth Katkin, co-chair; JoAnne Zboyan, secretary; William Tryon, treasurer and finance co-chair; Brent Backes, finance co-chair; Merry Logan, capital campaign chair; Colleen Curran, development chair; Raydean Acevedo and Holly Baroway, academy co-chairs; Adrienne Toon and Michael Korenblat, board governance co-chairs; Greg Laugero, long-range planning chair; Susan Bailey, marketing & public relations chair; Joanne Posner-Mayer, education & community engagement chair; Harry Sterling, at-large; Kelly Matthews, auxiliary president; for addtional trustees, visit www.coloradoballet.org