VAIL — Longtime local Kaye Ferry was recently elected to the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees. Colorado Ballet is a nationally recognized regional dance company that was conceived as a ballet school, and founded in 1951.
To showcase their talented students, Colorado Concert Ballet was established in 1961.
This year the Colorado Ballet celebrates 53 years of bringing world-class quality dance to Colorado and is the only organization of its size and stature to produce classical ballet. Colorado Ballet is now one of the foremost arts organizations in the region. With a company of 30 professional dancers of national and international acclaim, 15-20 studio company dancers, a $6.6 million operating budget, an expansive repertoire, and the Colorado Ballet Academy, Colorado Ballet is a highly regarded ballet company.
Ferry has also served o the Denver Ballet Guild for many years. Since 1979, the guild has been a cultural force in Denver by pursuing its mission to support dance as a performing art. The guild grew out of early efforts in 1958 to produce outstanding ballets in the Denver area as the Denver Civic Ballet Association.
“It’s very exciting to be involved with various aspects of dance,” Ferry said “Joining the board of the Colorado Ballet rounds out this experience for me and also provides an opportunity to spread the word about ballet in Colorado. I think there are many people who are unaware of the quality our local companies and I’d love to help create an awareness.”