Colorado Ballet Nears 50th Anniversary

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A lot of little girls love to dance. But, not all of them grow up to start ballet companies. Lillian Covillo did. 50 years ago, she and her artistic partner started Colorado Ballet. As she'll tell us, keeping the ballet in business was constantly a struggle. And it remains that way today. The ballet's been dealing with debt for years. Still, Lillian Covillo, now 89, is planning to be in her usual seat - front row center -- when the company starts its 50th season this fall.

First aired March 30, 2010