This season, the Colorado Ballet has presented two of the public's favorites: Dracula and its annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is a timeless story that never fails to captivate and revive the holiday spirit. The Colorado Ballet also recently performed Kylian's “Petite Mort” for Masterworks. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform Gustav Mahler's five-song cycle, Kindertotenlieder, and Symphony No.
Isaac Hollis is part of the Philadelphia Ballet and has been performing for a couple of years with the Sarasota Ballet under the direction of Honea. The ballet set in Barcelona features characters such as Kitri, who is in love with the city's barber, Basilio. Gabriella Vidano danced for CBS for seven years and currently works at the United Ballet Theater in Orlando, Florida. Emma has been part of the Ballet Society for eight years and has won several awards at the Denver Ballet Guild, the Esther Geoffrey Ballet Scholarship Competition, and the Esther Geoffrey Jazz Scholarship Competition.
Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye began his ballet training at the age of 16 and works with renowned Kirov Ballet dancer, Andrei Bossov. He is married to Racheal Nye, director of the Yvonne Chouteau School of the Oklahoma City Ballet. The Colorado Ballet Society will bring to life Don Quixote, a ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes Quixote's novel about an older gentleman driven by the visions of his perfect lover, Dulcinea. He began his ballet training at age five and continued to perform with various companies such as Olympia Festival Ballet, American Jazz Dance Company, Dayton Ballet, Alaska Dance Theater, and Alaska Ballet.
As a choreographer, he has created ballets for several companies including Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theater, Idaho Ballet, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Moving Arts Dance Festival, and Des Moines Ballet. Founded in 1972 by Russian Ballet dancers Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, the Oklahoma City Ballet has been the city's professional ballet company for more than 40 years. For Moulton, who began his dance training in his hometown of Colorado Springs, dancing to such programs at a world-class ballet company so close to home has a deep significance to him. The annual Masterworks tradition has established itself as an excellent way to reward the company's artists for a great season.