Colorado Ballet to perform in Vail International Dance Festival

April 16, 2015
Photo: Colorado Ballet dancer Sharon Wehner in Concerto BaroccoSue Daniels
Colorado Ballet principal dancer Sharon Wehner dancing in George Balanchine's "Concerto Barocco."

returns to Vail for the 27th annual Vail International Dance Festival in August.

While the festival brings in well-known dance artists from around the world, performances by Colorado artists have been rare throughout the event’s history. The only other time Colorado Ballet performed as a featured company at the festival was in 2011.

The ballet’s artistic director Gil Boggs says this is an opportunity for “dance fans from around the world to see [the ballet’s] talent firsthand.”

The company will have several performances from Aug. 2 to Aug. 10.