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Master Class: Ballet with L.A. Dance Project

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Opening Night

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This highlights performance kicks off the 29th Vail Dance Festival with a program ranging from tap improvisation and ballet, to street dance and groundbreaking contemporary works. Headlined by tap dancer extraordinaire and 2017 Artist-In-Residence Michelle Dorrance, the evening also includes audience favorite Lil Buck, NYCB principal Lauren Lovette, live music from the phenomenal Kate Davis and a first look at the acclaimed L.A. Dance Project which will perform Hearts & Arrows along with a new work (untitled) featuring Carla Körbes…

L.A. Dance Project

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Vail welcomes L.A. Dance Project in its Festival company debut. L.A. Dance Project was founded in 2012 by former New York City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied. Over the past 5 years, this cutting-edge company has gained renown for creating new work and reviving seminal collaborations from influential dance makers. Evening’s Repertory: Murder Ballades Choreography by Justin Peck Music by Bryce Dessner Martha Graham Duets Choreography by Martha Graham Music by Cameron McCosh On the Other Side Choreography…

Master Class: Ballet with Patricia Delgado

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Dancing in the Park: Colorado Ballet

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Festival welcomes back Colorado Ballet in a free family-friendly show on the extraordinary stage of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park. Colorado Ballet is known for its depth of repertory and versatility in artistry. Come early and enjoy Nottingham Park before the show, gates open at 4:30pm! Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and commercially-sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. Smoking is not permitted in the Town of Avon and please leave…

Master Class: Tap with Michelle Dorrance

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

American Dance Classics

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cornerstone works of American dance, performed by the extraordinary dance artists of today, American Dance Classics will open with Marcelo Gomes, Daniel Ulbricht and Tiler Peck starring in Jerome Robbins’ acclaimed 1944 debut ballet, Fancy Free. Set to a rollicking Leonard Bernstein score, the ballet brings to life the adventures of three sailors on shore leave in WWII era New York City. The evening’s second half will feature Colorado Ballet and Festival guest artists in George Balanchine’s first American ballet…

Master Class: Jookin with Lil Buck

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

UpClose: Jerome Robbins

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An all-star cast celebrates the launch of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ centennial birthday year in a rehearsal-style performance hosted by Artistic Director Damian Woetzel, who worked closely with Robbins during his career at New York City Ballet. The evening will focus on Robbins’ seminal works including Dances at a Gathering, The Cage, Afternoon of a Faun and the Leonard Bernstein collaborations West Side Story and Fancy Free. Elevate your evening by attending a pre-show reception in the May Gallery and…

Master Class: Ballet with Daniel Ulbricht

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Ballet with Tiler Peck

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

International Evenings of Dance I

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

International Evenings artists to include: American Ballet Theatre: Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Calvin Royal III, Devon Teuscher, James Whiteside Boston Ballet: Misa Kuranaga The Royal Ballet: Francesca Hayward, Marcelino Sambé New York City Ballet: Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Unity Phelan, Jared Angle, Cameron Dieck, Joseph Gordon, Daniel Ulbricht Pam Tanowitz Dance: Melissa Toogood L.A. Dance Project: Carla Körbes Artist-In-Residence Michelle Dorrance Actor, Clown, & Comedian: Bill Irwin Jookin Dancers: Lil Buck, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles Flamenco Dancer: Elena Heiss Musicians: Brooklyn Rider (Quartet-In-Residence), Kate Davis, Cameron…

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King & Michael Breeden, pt. 1

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

International Evenings of Dance II

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

International Evenings artists to include: American Ballet Theatre: Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Calvin Royal III, Devon Teuscher, James Whiteside Boston Ballet: Misa Kuranaga The Royal Ballet: Francesca Hayward, Marcelino Sambé New York City Ballet: Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Unity Phelan, Jared Angle, Cameron Dieck, Joseph Gordon Pam Tanowitz Dance: Melissa Toogood L.A. Dance Project: Carla Körbes Artist-In-Residence Michelle Dorrance Actor, Clown, & Comedian: Bill Irwin Jookin Dancers: Lil Buck, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles Flamenco Dancer: Elena…

Master Class: Ballet with Rebecca King & Michael Breeden, pt. 2

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

NOW Premieres: Celebrating Women Choreographers

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NOW: Premieres 2017 celebrates today’s women choreographers with a collection of new works commissioned from renowned female choreographers and performed by a stellar cast of artists from ballet, modern and contemporary dance. The 2017 choreographers will include: New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette; neoclassical and contemporary ballet choreographer Claudia Schreier; Artist-In-Residence, MacArthur ‘Genius’ grant-recipient and founder of pioneering tap company Dorrance Dance, Michelle Dorrance; and acclaimed modern dance choreographer and founder of Pam Tanowitz Dance, Pam Tanowitz. Live music…

Master Class: Jazz with Barton Cowperthwaite

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Master Class: Ballet with Matthew Neenan

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

Dance for $20.17

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A mixed-bill evening for everyone with guest artists from the 2017 Vail Dance Festival. Specially-priced $20.17 reserved seating and $10.17 lawn tickets go on sale Saturday, June 17.

Master Class: Ballet with Dawn Fay, Wonderbound

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors. Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students Attire: Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.…

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