Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to fill a need for quality ballet training and educational dance programs in Denver’s north metro community. The National Guild for Community Arts Education certified these quality programs in 1999. As the organization grew, the public’s desire and need for accessible dance performances became apparent and drove BNC to establish a professional company in 2002 with a small group of dancers presenting performances at local theaters. Later that year, the Colorado State House of Representatives recognized BNC with a resolution for its contributions to the state through professional performances, educational programs and community involvement. In 2003, BNC implemented its ongoing Title I Elementary Partnership Program, which helps high-need schools strengthen core curricula through the integration of dance. BNC’s Community Education Programs now reach over 30,000 individuals each year throughout Adams, Broomfield, Jefferson, Boulder and Denver Counties.
Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s company, school and community programs are dedicated to enriching lives through innovation in dance. Our vision at BNC is to be recognized as an international leader in the education, development and presentation of dance.
At Ballet Nouveau Colorado, we believe that excellence in dance begins with the dedication of each individual. We pursue our mission with the highest level of passion and integrity and are responsible to our students, audiences and community. We believe that a healthy and thoughtful foundation in classical ballet develops discipline and provides the basic tools needed for the exploration of new possibilities in our art form. We value collaboration, creativity and innovation in all of our pursuits, and we believe that dance should be an enriching and fulfilling experience that is available and accessible to all.