Student Achievement

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2016/17

In my career I have yet to see a ballet school that can match Boulder Ballet. That may sound like an exaggeration, but I honestly have not encountered another ballet school that can so successfully train professionals while including students that may not have professional aspirations. –Ben Goodman

Boulder Ballet School provides quality ballet training for all ages in a uniquely artistic and creative atmosphere and is dedicated to helping students achieve technical excellence while nurturing their individual artistry. As a professional-track ballet school, Boulder Ballet serves students interested in dance as a career as well as those wanting to dance for fun in an atmosphere of excellence. It has been voted “Best Dance Studio” in the annual Boulder Weekly reader’s poll each year since 2008.

With their superb technical and performance abilities, many of our students have earned regional and national honors. The Florence Ruston Award for Overall Excellence in Dance has been awarded three times to Boulder Ballet School students. This award is presented at the annual Denver Ballet Guild Scholarship Competition to only one of the more than 250 participants from ballet schools throughout Colorado. Boulder Ballet School students have also won awards at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s largest youth ballet and contemporary dance competition, including the Grand Prix (the highest award) at the Denver regional. To date, seven Boulder Ballet School students have been invited to perform at the YAGP finals in New York City along with the finest ballet students from around the world, and Boulder Ballet School’s team of teachers has earned the Best Teacher Award at the Denver regional. Boulder Ballet School alumni have gone on to dance with renowned companies such as American Ballet Theatre, American Repertory Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Colorado Ballet, Eugene Ballet, Ballet West, Mark Morris Dance Group, Miami City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, Royal Ballet, and Royal Swedish Ballet.

Boulder Ballet School AwardsBOB

The florence rustin award for excellence
Youth America Grand Prix
Best teacher award, YAGP
Boulder Weekly’s best of boulder: best dance studio

Current Student Achievements

Each year our students display their skills in competitions, auditions for professional summer ballet programs, and
related artistic endeavors. Below is a list of current students’ achievements in 2016/2017.

Elizabeth Barnes

Summer Programs Accepted
• Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
• Boston Ballet
• Pittsburgh Ballet

Competitions
• Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition (contemporary and ballet)
• Youth America Grand Prix


Leah Baylin
Summer Programs Accepted
• American Ballet Theatre
• Pacific Northwest Ballet
• Houston Ballet, scholarship (will attend)

Competitions
• Youth America Grand Prix, top 12 Classical
• Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition, 3rd place (scholarship)

Year-Round Offers
• North Carolina School of the Arts Dance Program
• Houston Ballet’s Pre Professional Program (scholarship)
• HARID Conservatory


Katherine Codrescu
KatherineSummer Programs Accepted
• Vienna Ballet School (will attend)
• Cluj Romania Summer Intensive

Competitions
• Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition


Julia Curd
Summer Programs Accepted
• Boston Ballet
• Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (will attend)

Competitions
• Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition


Livia Diener
Company Apprentice with Boulder Ballet 2016/17 Season

Summer Programs Accepted
• Ballet Austin (will attend)
• Colorado Ballet Academy

Competitions
• Youth America Grand Prix
• Denver Ballet Guild’s Young Dancers Competition

Year-Round Offers
• Colorado Ballet Academy Pre Professional Program

Eva Fuller

Summer Programs Accepted
• Colorado Ballet Academy


Izzy Lattimer
IzzySummer Programs Accepted
• Colorado Ballet Academy (will attend)

Competitions
• Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Competition


Mia Lochhead
MiaCompetitions
• Youth America Grand Prix


Zachariah Nagle
Competitions
• Hollywood Vibe: Dancer of the Year, Juniors Division, Denver Regionals
• Legacy: Petite Solo Winner, Intermediate Division, Denver Regionals
• NYCDA: Mini Male Outstanding Dancer Runner Up, Denver Regionals
• Showstopper: Junior Solo Winner, Advanced Division, Denver Regionals
• Junior Mr. Starquest Winner, Denver
• Nuvo: Mini Male Outstanding Dancer, Denver Regionals

Scholarships
• Hollywood Vibe
• NYCDA
• Starquest
• Nuvo


Elsa Saal
Summer Programs Accepted
• Colorado Ballet Academy
• Kansas City Ballet (will attend)

Competitions
• Denver Ballet Guild Young Dancers Competition


Renee Schnettler

ReneeSummer Programs Accepted
• Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts (will attend)


Featured image by Lexi Greenberger