Colorado Dance Theatre History
In 1993, a small group of dancers from the University of Northern Colorado and an ambitious dance professor created UNC Dance Theatre. They put together a number of formal and informal performances. Their first major production was 22 years ago, when they performed, “Carmina Burana” with The Greeley Children’s Coral.
In June 1995, this same group of dancers created Colorado Dance Theatre, which brought to our community performances such as “Carmina Burana”, “Peter and the Wolf”, Les Syllphide”, “Paquita”, “Pas de Quatre”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Miranda’s Nightmare”, and, of course, “The Nutcracker”.
In December 1994, UNC Dance Theatre introduced the very first Nutcracker performance to the Greeley community; again, in collaboration with the Greeley Children’s Chorale. There were 25 dancers, ages 5 to 34, in this first production of “The Nutcracker”. Colorado Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” has continued to grow over the years. This past year’s cast had 125+ dancers, ages 6 to 50+. Cast members represent many of the local dance studios and educational institutions in Greeley and the surrounding area.
Over the years, Greeley has nurtured a strong dance community of both performers and spectators. Colorado Dance Theatre is proud to be a large part of this. It is with a great sense of joy – on stage and behind the scenes – that we are able to bring you each beautiful production of “The Nutcracker”.
Board of Directors
Jaime Farr and Carrie Flores – Co-Presidents
Joshi Freville – Secretary / Costume Designer
Samantha Webb – Treasurer / Advertising Liaison
Debie Larsen – Artistic Director
Kristen Anderson – Music Liaison
Patty Horst – Wardrobe Coordinator/Assistant Treasurer
Carrie Flores – Scrip Card Coordinator
Jennifer Anderson – Member at Large
Sue Davis – Member at Larger