BALLET / CONTEMPORARY
Colby began his dance training in Fargo, North Dakota with the Gaspers at age 15. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance Performance. Since graduating, Colby danced seven seasons with Wonderbound, formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado, which was included on Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” In his professional career, he has danced the works of Garrett Ammon, Bryan Arias, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Rena Butler, Val Caniparoli, Peter Chu, Ma Cong, Duane Cyrus, Javier de Frutos, Mark Godden, Johan Inger, Sasha Janes, Kevin Jenkins, Alex Ketley, Maurya Kerr, Ohad Naharin, Helen Pickett, Filipe Portugal, Christian Spuck, Chris Stuart, Myles Thatcher, Medhi Walerski, and Robyn Mineko Williams. Colby has been a principal dancer with the Central City Opera. He has also performed in Sweet and Lucky with Third Rail Projects and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts; and he performed in Third Rail’s Bessie award-winning production, Then She Fell, in New York City. Colby then went on to dance for Charlotte Ballet for five seasons where he also choreographed. He also has 18 years of teaching experience. One of Colby’s favorite roles was playing Leonce in Christian Spuck’s, Leonce and Lena.