University of Colorado Denver ’s mascot, Milo the Lynx, poses with the wonderfully dolled up dancers of the Colorado Ballet . The ballerinas will wear the same costumes pictured for their upcoming holiday production,The Nutcracker, which premieres next Friday.
The unlikely pairing came together in mutual celebration: It’s Milo’s first year as a mascot, CU Denver’s 40th anniversary, and the Colorado Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker  for more than 50 years.
See It: Buy tickets here . (November 30–December 28; Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St.)
—Images courtesy of CU Denver's Office of Communications