Founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton, this is Ballet Ariel’s 17th season. Ballet Ariel’s is building excitement about ballet, presenting original ballets that combine classical tradition and images of contemporary culture, while providing dance education and fostering appreciation of the art of ballet. The company employs 12 professional dancers, under Ballet Mistress Patricia Renzetti and Rehearsal Director Oleg Dedogryuk. Patricia Renzetti was Colorado Ballet’s prima ballerina for 12 years, and Oleg Dedogryuk graduated from the Kirov Academy and performed with the Eifman Ballet and Colorado Ballet. Ballet Ariel’s repertoire includes classical works and original ballets, including Cinderella, Vincent Van Gogh, and The Birth of Rock and Roll.
Ballet Ariel performs its season concerts at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre in Denver. They have also performed throughout metro Denver and on tour in Colorado and Wyoming. The Ballet Ariel School offers pre-professional training at our new studio on 7808 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 209 in Denver. Ballet Ariel receives funding from Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties Scientific Cultural Facilities District and Denver Ballet Guild. For more information, visit WWW.BALLETARIEL.ORG or call (303) 945-4388.
7808 E. Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 209
Denver, CO 80231