The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, serving over 500 students through a network of satellite locations in Colorado and New Mexico, instills the appreciation of dance and encourages first-hand participation. Founded by longtime Aspenite Bebe Schweppe in 1991, the School formed the genesis of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and continues to act as the organization’s core and foundation.
Every dance aspirant—from toddler to pre-professional to adult exerciser—can find discipline, challenge, new friends and fun in a range of classes offered in the school’s rich curriculum. Ballet, jazz, and modern instruction is delivered with high-quality standards by the School’s vetted and credentialed professional faculty.
Students learn in small classes in a supportive environment that fosters confidence and individual accomplishment as well as technique and artistry. Members of the professional company as well as world-renowned master teachers are regularly invited to teach.
School alumni have gone on to train at some of the nation’s most prestigious schools: School of American Ballet, Jacqueline Onassis School, Joffrey School, Bolshoi Ballet School, North Carolina School for the Arts, and Interlochen. Others pursued professional careers with New York City Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Julliard School, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.