“I am a fortunate, blessed human being. I have been able to dance through my life married to the man I love and in the community that is my home!”

-Zanne Colton

Colton Ballet would like to thank Zanne Colton and Bon Ellis for their years of dedication to excellence in dance! They have shaped so many dancers lives, not only in the way that they dance but as humans. So many valuable life lessons were learned that we carry with us on and off stage. Thank you Z and B for the lessons, the discipline, the artistry and the love. Our lives are forever changed!

Thank you to all dancers, guest artists, sponsors, Imperial Theatre, patrons, and volunteers for making this a wonderful show and celebration!
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Colton Ballet Company is the dynamic vision of Ron and Zanne Colton, Bon Ellis and a host of devoted volunteers and parents. Developed after decades of meticulous direction and instruction in the art of dance, Colton Ballet Company opened its first season in 2006 with the beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, which has enthralled audiences for almost 50 years.

In addition to Augusta’s favorite, The Nutcracker, Colton Ballet Company presents seasons of professional dance through inspired classics and innovative premiere works.

As Colton Ballet Company enhances its legacy as Augusta’s enduring dance company, there is a heightened energy and desire to provide the best and brightest expression of dance in our community. Colton Ballet Company not only opens the stage door for its fresh and inspired, finely trained troupe of young dancers from the Colton Ballet School, but also shines the spotlight on former dancers pursuing professional careers in dance as they return to share the stage, bringing the best in dance to Augusta.

Colton Ballet Company relies on the generous support of our community to help create productions of the highest artistic quality while featuring local dancers, visual artists, musicians, costumers, set designers and technicians, as well as nationally recognized guest artists and choreographers.