Sanya Andersen-Vie - January 18, 2013
DENVER – After leasing its current building for 20 years, Colorado Ballet purchased a building in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe earlier this week. The professional Company and Academy will renovate the space at 1075 Santa Fe Drive and move sometime in 2014.
“Colorado Ballet has taken the next step. Our new building will provide more rehearsal space and amenities for our artistic staff and dancers which will ensure the quality of our product on the stage.” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “It was important that we continue our operations in Downtown Denver and we are thrilled to move to a location in the vibrant Santa Fe Arts District.”
The new location will have more dance studios for the professional Company and Academy. Colorado Ballet is still finalizing details for the renovation and will announce more information in the coming days.
“We plan to launch our capital campaign in the next few weeks,” said Marie Belew Wheatley, Colorado Ballet Executive Director. “We ended the last fiscal year in the black and had a record breaking year for The Nutcracker, so now is a great time for us to launch a campaign that will enable us to own our own space.”“The new location will have more studio space for the Colorado Ballet Academy,” said Anne O’Connor, Director of Education. “The increased space will allow us to offer more classes for adults and children. The new building will also have more convenient student drop off.”
Colorado Ballet’s current lease at 1278 Lincoln St. expires in 2014.About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 52 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs and Executive Director Marie Belew Wheatley, Colorado Ballet presents approximately 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs.###