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What is Colorado All-State Dance Ensemble?

Colorado All-State Dance Ensemble features top dance students from across the state. Dancers are chosen through a video audition process.

Ideal All-State Dancers:

  • have a strong work ethic, collaborative spirit, willingness to grow as an artist 

  • are associated with a CoDEO affiliated School/Studio 

  • exhibit engaging stage presence

  • demonstrate a high level of technique

  • have the ability to learn choreography quickly

Selected All-State members must be registered to attend the CoDEO Conference to participate.

Members of Colorado All-State Dance Ensemble will work with a featured choreographer during the conference, receive additional time to stage and learn their Closing Performance piece, receive a complimentary All-State tee shirt, and be acknowledged during the Conference Kick-Off.

Video Auditions and Applications must be received by November 1, 2021.

Maggie Chapman

Featured All-State Choreographer

Maggie Chapman was born and raised in Denver, CO. She began her training at Hill Academy of Dance & Dramatics. Maggie attended Stephens College & earned her B.F.A. in Dance, graduating Cum Laude. Maggie has trained extensively in the styles of: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern & music theater & received more limited training in the styles of: Russian character, flamenco, African, East India & ballroom. Following her college training program, Maggie moved to New York City, where she danced & choreographed with such companies as The Movement Collective, Malleable Dance Theater & The A.H. Dance Company. She has also worked as an assistant to choreographers Tricia Brouk & Jacqueline Bird. Maggie relocated back to her beloved home state of Colorado in 2010 & began work as a freelance dance instructor, performer & choreographer. In 2014, she was appointed as Artistic Director of Aurora Dance Arts, the dance program of the Cultural Services Division of the City of Aurora & is now in her 8th year directing this program. Maggie has aso been a member of Davis Contemporary Dance Company since their re-launch in 2014 & has danced for 7 seasons. She also danced for many years starting in 2010 with the Denver-based Avatar Movement Dance Company & was one of the Co-Artistic Directors from 2013-2017. Most recently, in 2020, Maggie became a member of the fusion aerial & dance company, In the Wings, based out of Lafayette, CO. She is currently in her second season with this company. She has also performed & choreographed for different dance & theater companies such as Inspire Creative, Ascential Dance Theatre and Not Literally Productions.

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Audition Information

1. Learn this fabulous combination from Maggie Chapman

2. Record an incredible version of your audition where your whole body can be clearly seen and the audition music can be heard.

3. Fill out the Audition Application and upload your audition video.

You may also upload a resume and dance photograph if you would like to share it with the CoDEO board.

Audition Videos and Applications must received by November 1, 2021.

4. If you are chosen to be a member of the 1st Annual Colorado All-State Dance Ensemble - Register to Attend the Conference!