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Welcome to our 2022-2023 30th Anniversary season!

The Nutcracker

Presented by Sill-TerHar Motors

December 10 at 1pm & 6:30pm
December 11 at 1pm
December 17 at 1pm & 6:30pm
December 18 at 1pm

Performing Arts Complex at PCS
1001 W. 84th Ave (SW corner of Huron & 84th Ave)
Denver, CO 80260

Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) will present  full-length production of Denver Metro’s family favorite ballet, The Nutcracker, presented by Sill-TerHar Motors on December 10, 11, 17 & 18 at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Denver. With ticket prices beginning at $24  and a maximum premium seating price of only $58, the CCD production offers an ideal balance of professional quality and affordability for families wishing to share this one-of-a-kind experience together. 

The CCD production, presented yearly since 1993, boasts gorgeous sets and costumes, stunning choreography, and professional guest artists from around the country. Following each performance, CCD is the only one in the Denver metro area that allows children to learn choreography from the ballet, while in their seats. This year, audience members will also have the opportunity to take socially-distanced photos with the Nutcracker Prince, Clara, and other characters from the ballet to complete the magical experience. 

The 2022 production features international guest stars Ji Young Chae and Patrick Yocum, both Principal dancers with Boston Ballet, who will perform the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier on December 10 & 11; these leading roles will be danced by Chisako Oga, a Soloist from Boston Ballet, and Daniel Durrett, a Second Soloist from Boston Ballet on December 17 & 18, 2022.


Tickets go on sale September 17! 

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For the sensory-friendly performance, the conservatory alters the “typical” house rules, fostering the opportunity for audiences with special needs family members to feel welcomed in a theatre setting. The performance looks and feels identical to others on the calendar offered to the general public, but allows for authentic reactions among its audience members that may otherwise be seen as distracting in a typical theatre setting.

  • Specifically, sound levels are adjusted to a moderate, consistent level to avoid surprises or distractions
  • House lights are left up to prevent total darkness
  • Special needs “Guests of Honor” are encouraged to bring manipulatives into the theatre and may react to the story on stage in ways that feel correct to them (including standing, walking around, taking breaks, etc.)
  • Seating is limited to no more than half the house to ensure each audience member has adequate space around them.
  • This performance is only for those with sensory needs and their guests.

$10 Family/Friends | Guest of Honor FREE

Please call 303.466.5685 for Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker Tickets.

Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker

Presented by Sill-TerHar Motors

December 16 at 6:30pm

Performing Arts Complex at PCS
1001 W. 84th Ave (SW corner of Huron & 84th Ave)
Denver, CO 80260

Colorado Conservatory of Dance (CCD) is proud to present a special version of the traditional, Denver Metro’s family favorite ballet, Sill-TerHar Motors Presents, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, The Nutcracker for people with special and sensory needs on Friday, December 16 at 6:30 PM at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Avenue in Denver. Colorado Conservatory of Dance is in its eleventh year of offering Dance Expressions – a program which uses dance to build critical developmental skills and physical strength and flexibility for children with special needs ranging from Cerebral Palsy to Down Syndrome. Building on their expertise with this core program, CCD has developed a theatre experience for people with special needs. Thanks to generous contributions from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and other supporters,CCD is pleased to offer free or deeply discounted admissions to the production. 

CCD is proud to say that we were the first organization in Colorado to adapt traditional performances to allow patrons of all abilities to participate in this annual holiday tradition. We are very eager to bring back to the stage this beloved tradition for our patrons to enjoy this 7th annual special performance. 

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