Dear CCB Family:
I am entering my last few days as your artistic director. These last few years have brought so much joy into my life.
I will miss many things about my time at CCB but I think the thing I will miss the most is honestly our fall Nutcracker season. Being with the full community – young to old, novice to professional – fills me with life. And the way it all culminates at the end with the entire broader community of musicians, singers, artists and audience is absolutely spectacular. It’s the one thing that if I don’t ever get to do it again I would be very sad.
I also wanted to let you all know that I took a professorship at East Carolina University in North Carolina. My family and I will be packing up for a big road trip and a big adventure come July. But, we will miss CCB and Colorado and the home that this has been for us.
Lastly, I can’t thank you enough for the privilege of creating with you. I’m quite certain that in many ways it will be the pinnacle for me artistically and I certainly could not say that without acknowledging your dedication, discipline and talent! I am going to miss each and everyone of you. I also earnestly hope for the very best for CCB going forward in every way possible. As my ballet history dancers have reminded me of late, ballet has gone through the French and Russian revolutions, both World Wars, and several plagues. It will survive this and indeed thrive!