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As dancers, we tend to live like gypsies, flitting from one city to the next for a new company position. Yet the knowledge that nothing is forever in the dance profession doesn’t make transitions any easier. After two and a half years in Manhattan, I find myself transitioning yet again; this time to Denver, CO.

A view of the Denver skyline as I head home after a full day of rehearsals.

The Western city is a huge contrast from my New York City lifestyle. But I’m beginning to adjust to the slower pace, the full days of dancing, the time difference, the style of the company, and the high altitude. While transitions are tricky to navigate, I’m so thankful for this one. The fresh mountain air is invigorating, re-energizing my love for this crazy art form and zeal for new adventures to come. Here’s a glimpse at what I’m up to.

In collaboration with the Denver-based band Paper Birds, Ballet Nouveau Colorado presents an original full-evening work at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, September 7.

Carry On

Click here for tickets and more information.

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.