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Albuquerque Ballet Company

A New Mexico non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Karen V. Cotter, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Classical, Contemporary, Original Works Repertory

Original/Premiered Ballets

by Karen V. Cotter for Albuquerque Ballet Company

1980 Secret of the Sacred Cenote

1981 Keri

1982 The Mask

1984 Kosmos & Kalypso (world premiere)

1986 Pas de Trois

1988 Pirouette, All That Gershwin

1989 Tete a Tete, Nova, Tour de Force

1990 Bugsy’s, Fragile, Handle with Care

1991 Black Orpheus

1992 Wolf and The Raven, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, Northern Lights

1993 Southwestern Scenes

1994 Out to Lunch, Back at One

1995 Final Nutcracker,

The Nutcracker had been presented from 1979–1996, at the KiMo Theatre (official home of ABC and City Ballet Company), Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque; Red Rock State Park, Gallup; NMSU, Grants Campus & other venues over the 17 years of annual production. Cast varied from 58–130, depending on use of local dancers in touring productions.

Vanessa playing Clara in the Nut Cracker

Vanessa playing Clara at the final performance of The Nutcracker

Children’s Ballets

Created by Karen V. Cotter for Albuquerque Ballet Company

1985 Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals

1993 Winnie the Pooh & Tigger Too

1994 Peter Pan

1994 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Classical Ballets

Choreographed by Karen V. Cotter for Albuquerque Ballet Company

1979 Giselle

1980 Les Patineurs

1981 Cinderella

1982 Sleeping Beauty

1983 Sylvia, Coppelia

1985 Les Sylphides

1986 Gaite Parisienne

1975–1996 Nutcracker





Albuquerque Ballet Company