The Dancing with the Denver Stars Gala is the premier fundraiser for CPRD’s Arts-in-Education and outreach program. Long before “Arts in Education” was a commonly used term, Cleo Parker Robinson had a vision. Her Ensemble would tour and those funds would support teaching the next generation dance.Today, CPRD provides dance and movement education in schools across the Denver-Metro area using the power of dance to enrich the lives of children across Colorado.

Funds raised during the Gala support schools that meet one or more of these criteria: Commitment to arts-enriched curriculum, schools with an 80% or higher free and reduced lunch rate (FRL), and/or schools located in the Five Points neighborhood.

We hope you will join us for what has been called “The very best, and most fun, fundraising event in Denver.”

This event is SOLD OUT!

Individual tickets are $195 per person

VIP tickets are $275 per person. VIP tickets include 2 drink tickets per person, expedited check in, and prime seating.

Corporate tables of ten are available, pricing ranges from $5000 to $15,000. Please contact Hillary (303-594-3456) to find out more about sponsor benefits.

2017 Stars

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is pleased to announce this year’s Gala STARS:

Jonathan Adelman
AVP, Strategic Resource and Business Planning, Xcel Energy

John Bolger
Managing Director, Aon Corporation

Ivan Burwell
CEO, Street Source

Celia Dietrich Wattles
Founder & Principal, Dietrich & Company LLC

Ken Greene
Chief Operating Officer, Denver International Airport.

Evan Dreyer
Deputy Chief of Staff, Denver Mayor’s Office

Scott Gilmore
Deputy Executive Director, Denver Parks and Recreation

Bruce Johnson
Partner, Polsinelli

Dr. Johnny Johnson
Doctor, Western OBGYN

Britt Moreno
CBS4 Morning News Anchor

Huy Pham
President/CEO, Innovative Retail Group, LLC

Marcia Romero
Communications Specialist, CoBiz Financial

Janice Sinden
President/CEO, DCPA

We asked our Stars why they are dancing this year…. a few of their responses below:

“Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company has been a legacy  institution within the Denver community for many years. Dance, culture, and the arts are important vehicles that both connect and fuel our humanity.” Ivan Burwell, StreetSource

“Cleo & I partnered back in the late 70’s. Now almost 35 years later, Cleo has offered me an opportunity to put a pause as a physician for a few hours, so I can learn the art of the dance…  But in the words of Bernie Mac…  I’m not scared.” Dr. Johnny Johnson, Western OBGYN


“I am honored to share the stage with one of Colorado’s most valuable treasures – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The dance and performing arts are very special to me because they give color, life, movement and inspiration to our communities – most especially our children. Marcia Romero, CoBizBank

“I didn’t understand the importance of dance to my own mental and physical well-being until I reached my 20s– but I’ve been dancing ever since.  CPRD’s arts-in-education program helps youth of all ages develop self-confidence, address stress, promote health and receive other benefits through the joy of dance.” Bruce Johnson, Polsinelli

Corporate Sponsorship

2017 Gala Sponsors

Dance of Life Sponsor: Kim Bimestefer, President KB Solutions

Dance of Passion Sponsors: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck —Dietrich and Company LLC — Great-West Financial and Empower Retirement —   Xcel Energy

Dance of Grace Sponsors: Denver International Airport — Polsinelli

Dance of Faith Sponsors: AOR — Arc Thrift Stores — Butler Snow — Janus Henderson — MillerCoors — Mortenson Construction — Safeway — Stonebridge Companies  — Vectra Bank

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s gala. Please see our 2017 Dancing with the Denver Stars sponsorship brochure for opportunities. You can also call or email, or call 303-594-3456 for more information.