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Denver Ballet Guild Records

Identifier: D060


The Denver (Civic) Ballet Guild started in conjunction with the Denver Civic Ballet Guild in 1958. It continues today to support ballet and interest in ballet in Denver. This collection contains board materials, materials on/from programs and events, President's notebooks, material ephemera, and posters from the Denver Ballet Guild.


  • 1962-2019


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Biographical / Historical

The Denver (Civic) Ballet Guild started in conjunction with the Denver Civic Ballet Guild in 1958 in order to support the Denver Civic Ballet. It held its first annual program titled "Le Bal de Ballet" in 1969. With the end of the Denver Civic Ballet in 1979, the guild continued as its own organization, The Denver Ballet Guild. The guild continues to support ballet in Denver. The mission of the Denver Ballet Guild shall be to stimulate interest in ballet and other forms of dance; to promote dance at all levels; to conduct dance education; to develop audiences; to conduct fundraising activities to support and promote dance and to disburse funds for such purposes. It holds annual programs including: Le Bal de Ballet, Young Dancers Competition, Les Desmoiselles, Showcase of Dance, and Les Cygnettes.


17.25 Linear Feet (15 containers)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes, bylaws, directories, rosters, photos, programs, scrapbooks/albums, invitations, awards, and clothing.


This series is arranged in 3 series: Board Materials, Programs and Events, and Ephemera.

Related Materials

The Denver Ballet Guild is a 2018 Living Legends of Dance. Interviews were done with Pam Gatz, Pam Kelsall, Marla Gentry. Interviews been placed in: Friends of Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library 'Living Legends of Dance' Oral Histories (D009.17.0007.0009).

Related Materials

The newsletters for the Denver Ballet Guild have been pulled out and cataloged within the DU Libraries. Titles include "On Your Toes."



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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