Colorado Ballet: How Did It Come To This?

Colorado Ballet seems to be in freefall, cancelling a major world premiere for lack of funds to pay choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, and attempting to dig out from under the weight of some major upper management resignations. And yet, only recently, the company was thought to be at the top of its artistic and financial game, and was looking forward to moving into Denver’s new opera house. So what happened? No one outside the company is entirely sure, but botched negotiations with Wheeldon seem to have been the catalyst for nearly all the subsequent problems, and its likely that more resignations are yet to come.