Classes will be held at the beautiful and spacious studios of the internationally recognized National Dance Institute (NDI). The NDI studios are located at 1140 Alto St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. The studios (or Dance Barns as they are often called) are a short drive from the official Institute hotel – the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza.
About Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company now nearly two decades old. A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. The dance company sits at the heart of an unusually multifaceted arts organization. ASFB dance invention flows from this solid foundation, a wellspring of creativity.
About National Dance Institute (NDI)
NDI New Mexico’s kinesthetic teaching methodology was developed by former NYC Ballet dancer and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Jacques d’Amboise, who founded NDI in New York City in 1976. In 1994, Catherine Oppenheimer, formerly of NYC Ballet and Twyla Tharp Dance Company, co-founded NDI New Mexico in Santa Fe. Over the last twenty-two years, NDI New Mexico has grown from serving 100 children in one school to reaching almost 10,000 children annually through in-school, after-school, summer and advanced training classes in communities across the state.