2021- 2022 Important Dates

(Subject to change)

7/19-8/12 Summer Interim Classes 

8/1 Registration Begins 

8/16 Classes begin 

8/28 Nutcracker Audition 

9/6 Labor Day Closure

9/26 Ballet Melange outdoor performance Clement Park, Littleton

10/3/2021 Ballet Melange Movie Screening Little. Black. Dress (Cleo                   Parker Theatre, Denver, CO)

11/12/21 Nutcracker 1:15, Chesterton Academy High School

11/19-21 Nutcracker, Lakewood Cultural Ctr

11/22-27 Fall Break (rehearsals for Nutcracker outreach casts)         

11/24 Glenmore Country Club Nutcracker Performance

12/4 Dance Exhibition & Mihail Kivachitsky Art Show

12/5 Pinehurst Country Club Nutcracker & Sugar Plum Tea 

12/16. 2:00pm Abridged Nutcracker Addenbrook Elementary 

TBD Pre-competition Studio performance

12/19-1/3 Winter Break Closure

1/21-1/23 Universal Ballet Competition, Denver

1/19 6:30 pm UBC Pre-Competition showing

1/24 MLK Holiday Break observed (we are open on 1/17)

2/12 12-5:00 Fine Art & Dance Exhibit, CBA Studios

2/21 President’s Day Closure

2/25-27 YAGP Denver

3/5 2:00-4:00 SIP Audition #1

3/23-3/27 Parent Observation ** Depending on Covid protocols

3/28-4/3 Spring Break Closure

4/16 2:00-4:00 SIP Audition #2

4/30 4:00 In-Studio Composition Showing

5/3 2-3:30 Exams - Trainee

5/6 4:30-6:00 Exams - Intermediate 2

5/7 9-10:30 Exams - Advanced

TBD Exams - Intermediate 1

5/16-5/19 TECH WEEK

5/20 Theatre Dress Rehearsals

5/21 2:00, 7:00 Giselle, Lakewood Cultural Center

5/22 4:00 Emerge, Lakewood Cultural Center

5/24 & 5/26 6:00-8:00pm Parent/Teacher/Dancer Conferences

5/30-6/4 Closed (5/28 last day of season)

6/6-6/8 Grand Prix Kiev International Ballet Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

6/6-7/1 Summer Intensive Program, M-F 9-5:30

7/4-7/8 Holiday Closure

7/11-7/15 - Princess Camp (Tentative)

7/11-7/22 Vaganova Teacher Training Program

7/11-7/29 Junior Intensive, M-F 9-1:00

7/11-8/4 Intermediate/Advanced Interim Program, M-R 4-7:00

8/15 2022/2023 Season Begins


Congratulations to all UBC Dancers!

Elizabeth Shipiatsky, CBA & Ballet Melange-Best Classical Coaching

1st Place Senior Classical Ensemble

Echo, Ellie, Hana, Jordyn, Maya, Talia, Tea, Ryla, Weston

2nd Place Junior Classical Ensemble

Imree, Lucy, Naomi, Sarah, Silvia

Senior Competitive, Classical

1st Tea

7th Ellie

8th Hana

10th Echo

11th Weston


Senior Competitive, Contemporary

9th Tea

10th Ellie

12th Maya

15th Ryla

Junior Competitive, Classical

6th Sylvia


Junior Competitive, Contemporary

7th Syliva


Congratulations to our 2020 YAGP dancers!

Congratulations to all CBA and Ballet Melange dancers for another successful YAGP! We are proud to announce that we were awarded First Place in Pas de Deux category for Giselle (staged by Sergii Sydorskyii and Elizabeth Shipiatsky) and 3rd place in the Large Ensemble Category for Paquita (also staged by Elizabeth Shipiatskyi and Sergii Sydorskyi.)


The character Small Group Ensemble, Krakowiak (staged by Sergii Sydorskyi) was invited to the New York Finals as well as Large Group Ensemble Paquita, and Pas de Deux Giselle.


Soloist congratulations to Imree Mullin (Top 12 Precompetitive Classical) Naomi Zang-Greene (Top 12 Precompetitive Category for both Classical and Contemporary), Weston Collins (Top 12 Junior Classical), Ryla Maestas (Top 24 Junior Classical) Dayne Collins (Top 12 Senior Classical) and Maya Vought (Top 24 Senior Classical.)


Congrats on a successful

Nutcracker season!

It's a wrap- We performed six full Nutcrackers at the Lakewood Cultural Center, two School outreach performances, and two Abridged Nutcrackers at Denver area Country Clubs. At each venue our audiences were enthralled by the professional productions. Thank you dancers for spreading the joy and magic of the season and ballet to the public!


Congratulations to our YAGP dancers!

Congratulations to all CBA and Ballet Melange dancers for a job well done! We are proud to announce that we were awarded First Place for the Ensemble category for Ruslan and Luidmila (staged by Elizabeth Shipiatsky)! Congratulations go to Naomi Zang-Greene (Top 12 Precompetitive Category for both Classical and Contemporary), Weston Collins (Top 24, Junior Classical), Dayne Collins (Top 24 Senior Classical) and Classical Ballet / Ballet Melange Ensemble Thaw (by Maureen Breeze) (Top 12 Ensemble).


Beautiful job dancers!
Le Corsaire and Mosaic
May 2021
Lakewood Cultural Center

It was amazing to be back on stage! Three shows of the classica ballet, Le Corsaire, plus a mixed bill show of Mosicas including ballet, contemporary and character showed the amazing dedication and work of our dancers.


Coming soon:



March 28 at 2:00 & 7:00

The Dairy Center for Performing Arts Boulder, CO

Join us at the Lakewood Cultural Center on May 30-31 for Cipollino and Miniature Masterpieces.


Congratulations to CBA  and Ballet Melange graduate, Katherine Grace-Shamburek!

Former CBA student, Ballet Melange trainee, and Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate Katherine Grace-Shamburek has joined the National Ballet of Ukraine. Congratulations Katie! 


Congratulations to former CBA student, Beatriz Kuperus!

After winning First Place in the Classical Senior Category at the 2016 YAGP Denver with the coaching of Elizabeth Shipiatsky, Beatriz received a scholarship to continue her training at English National Ballet School. This summer, she graduated from the three year program. She completed her first contract with the Dutch National Junior Company in Amsterdam and was promoted to the Dutch National Ballet after just one year. We are so proud and wish Beatriz a long and exciting career in dance!


CBA makes a mark at the Grand Prix Kiev International Ballet Festival & Competition 

We are incredibly proud of Zoe, Maya, Lili, Ellie, Echo, Carli, Avalon, Anaka and Abby for the training dedication that highlighted our academy, state and country at this prestigious international competition. These students gracefully navigated jet lag, many intense rehearsals, and a rigorous competition schedule catching the notice of judges, company directors, school leaders and peers not only for their impressive technique and performance artistry, but also for their work ethic, attitude and manners. 


Competition finalists included Maya, Ellie, Carli, Avalon and Anaka. CBA graduates and current Ballet Melange trainees Maya, Lili, Avalon and Anaka received special recognition awards and/or international company offers.


Summer Intensive Auditions

Video Auditions Welcome

CBA Studios, 6740 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80224 303.500.3226

SI Program runs from June 8 - July 3. 


Congratulations to all students who attended Grand Prix Kiev!

CBA students and Ballet Melange trainees recently returned from the Kiev International Grand Prix and Ballet Festival in Kiev, Ukraine. They got to rehearse at various schools and studios in Kiev, experience dancing on raked floors, and meet dancers from 16 countries participating in the competition. Ballet Melange trainees even attended company classes with the National Ballet of Ukraine! Avalon was a finalist in the competition and received special awards from multiple jury members for ballet events in Greece, Korea, and Moscow. The dancers attended 3 ballets performed by the amazing National Ballet of Ukraine in the legendary National Opera House, were immersed in the European arts culture, and got to practice their Russian language skills. We so appreciate our blossoming relationships with these European schools and companies!

Summer Intensive Program