november, 2021

07nov3:00 pm4:30 pmBallet Ariel presents The Toymaker's Doll, Coppelia


Event Details

One of the greatest comic ballets of all time is retold through original choreography with a

Ballet Ariel twist. Children will love the shenanigans of a dancing doll and mischievous girl

while adults will be drawn in by the sophisticated undertones of the Pygmalion-esque story

of a toymaker falling in love with his creation.

The metropolitan area will be broadly served with live, in-person performances by the Ballet

Ariel professional company at three locations. Matinee performances will be on Saturday,

October 9 and Sunday, October 10 at Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre in Denver; and

Sunday, November 7 at the Parsons Theatre at Northglenn Recreation Center. All matinees

are at 3:00 p.m. and will offer a Little Ballerina Tea Party after the performance where little

ones can enjoy refreshments with cast members still in costume! An evening performance

will be presented on Saturday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Theater in

Parker. For information on purchasing tickets, please visit the Ballet Ariel website at or call 303-945-4388.

Please note: To protect all patrons, Ballet Ariel will be complying with all current state and

local Covid-19 regulations at the time of the performance.


Ballet Ariel was founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton. Now entering its 23rd year of performance, Ballet Ariel has evolved into a laboratory for developing original classical ballets, a collaborative environment where the beauty of classical ballet comes together with narrative storytelling and a contemporary vision. This professional company is known for its graceful and elegant, yet dynamic, choreography and staging.

Located in Denver at the WABI Studio, 490 South Santa Fe Drive, Suite C, the company employs twelve professional dancers under Rehearsal Director Oleg Dedogryuk and Ballet Mistress Patricia Renzetti. Ballet Ariel’s repertoire features original ballets such as Ballerina by Degas, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and Tale of Molly Brown along with classical works including The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, and Les Sylphides.

Ballet Ariel emphasizes diversity in its company and education programs and offers an eclectic repertoire to attract broad spectrum audiences and participants. Ballet Ariel has performed at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre since 1998, and now performs regularly at the Lakewood Cultural Center, the Schoolhouse Theater and the PACE Center in Parker, the Parsons Theatre at Northglenn Recreation Center and the Pinnacle Performing Arts Center. Ballet Ariel has also performed throughout the Denver metro area in the SCFD Summerfest series at the Arvada Center, the Cherry Hills Winter Cultural series, the Denver Ballet Guild Showcase of Dance, the Mile High Dance Festival, the Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD series and others. Ballet Ariel has performed on tour in Leadville at the Tabor Opera House, Durango, and with Artcore in Casper,Wyoming.

Ballet Ariel receives funding from Denver, Jefferson, Adams, and Douglas Counties through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries, and Denver Ballet Guild. The Covid Relief Fund received from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation help to make this production possible. For more information, visit or call (303) 945-4388.


(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm