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Ballet aficionados have something to look forward to on March 6, when Colorado Ballet returns to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts for the third time.

"Colorado Ballet represents an important regional company in the [World of Dance] series," said Brooklyn Center’s managing director Cheri Walsh, describing the Colorado company’s dancers as "versatile with a wonderful classical training."

"But they can do anything, even modern dance," she said.

Colorado Ballet’s performance is part of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts World of Dance series, whose goal is to present great dance at modest prices, Walsh told GO Brooklyn. And giving regional companies a chance to shine in this country’s cultural capital is just another perk of the series.

"It’s so crucial for the regional companies to get exposure in New York," Walsh said.

In its 44th season - under the guidance of artistic director and CEO Martin Fredmann since 1987 - Colorado Ballet is one of the state’s oldest and most successful arts organizations. Founded by native Denverites Lillian Covillo and the late Freidann Parker as a ballet school in 1951, the company now consists of 37 national and international professional dancers and 15 apprentice dancers, has an eclectic repertoire and a $7 million budget.

"[Colorado Ballet] is a repertory company that leans toward the classical side," Walsh said, "with very diverse programming."

Among the dances planned for the Brooklyn Center performance are two New York premieres: "Rachmaninov’s Concerto" by choreographer Konstantin Uralsky and an untitled dance choreographed by Darrell Moultrie.

Colorado Ballet will perform at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on March 6 at 2 pm at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theatre, one block from the junction of Flatbush and Nostrand avenues. Tickets are $35. For reservations call (718) 951-4500. For more information visit the Web site at

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