Student Performances

Our students have many wonderful opportunities to perform. From our year-end Gala productions to the Nutcracker, our student performing opportunities set CCD apart.


The Nutcracker

Students have an unforgettable experience performing alongside Wonderbound, our affiliated professional company, in the area’s largest holiday production that has won rave reviews from critics and audiences. Learn more.

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In the Along

Young Choreographers' Showcase

YCS is the culminating production for the Composition class. Students create pieces and set them on fellow dancers, incorporating all elements of production, including costume and lighting design. This year's production  is entitled, In The Along.

In The Along

Lighthouse Writers Workshop and The School of CCD have conceived a collaboration of young writers, choreographers, and dancers who have worked together to create original works. As two organizations that believe in the transformative power of art and the creative talent of young people, we are excited to pair up these young artists to create original works of poetry and dance. We feel it is a natural fit to offer artists the opportunity to gain inspiration across disciplines, and to offer the community the chance to experience their work in a live performance. Audience members will experience the multi-dimensional performance as they see the dance and hear the music and spoken word.


Student Company

Established in 1992, our Student Company gives upper level students significant performing opportunities throughout the year, including outreach performances to elementary schools and assisted living centers in the North Metro area and an annual spring concert presented to the public in May. Students who are in level E or higher and have met Nutcracker summer training requirements may join the Student Company. This commitment requires the signing of a full-year contract.

Ballet Expressions Gala 2013


Pre-Ballet Gala Celebration 

Pre-School Ballet students are invited every spring to perform for friends and family in a celebration of their accomplishments at the end of the season.

Ballet Expression Gala Celebration

Students from our adaptive dance education program, Ballet Expressions are invited every spring to perform for friends and family in a celebration of their accomplishment at the end of the season.


All students in Ballet I through F are invited to perform every spring in our professionally-produced Gala at the end of the season.