International Evenings of Dance I

A magnificent cast of stellar dance artists from around the world takes the stage in these signature Festival performances. These two unique gala evenings of innovation and artistic collaboration include debuts and new partnerships by a selection of today's foremost dancers. "... at the Vail festival, it isn’t the high altitude that’s most dizzying. It’s the high level of dance." –The New York Times


International Evenings artists to include:

American Ballet Theatre: Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes, Calvin Royal III, Devon Teuscher, James Whiteside

Boston Ballet: Misa Kuranaga

The Royal Ballet: Francesca Hayward, Marcelino Sambé

New York City Ballet: Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Unity Phelan, Jared Angle, Robert Fairchild, Cameron Dieck, Joseph Gordon

Pam Tanowitz Dance: Melissa Toogood

L.A. Dance Project: Carla Körbes

Artist-In-Residence Michelle Dorrance

Jookin Dancers: Lil Buck, Ron "Prime Tyme" Myles

Flamenco Dancer: Elena Heiss

Featured Musicians:
Quartet-In-Residence Brooklyn Rider, Kate Davis, Cameron Grant, Kurt Crowley

The talented students of Celebrate the Beat will open the show with a performance that marks the culmination of their weeklong Pop Hop Camp workshop! 

Reserved seating: $60 - $125 - Limited reserved pavilion seating available.

Lawn ticketing: $23 for 18 years and older. Children ages 13-17 are $10 and 12 and under are FREE on the lawn.  

($2 per ticket fee will apply and additional fees are assesed with online transactions.) 

To learn more about attending a performance through our Community Arts Access program or providing support to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts, please contact Cathy Heller via email

The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.17 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club, please contact Martha Brassel via email or by calling 970.777.2015.  

Watch video of the 2016 International Evenings of Dance I: