THE SCHOOL OF ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET - SANTA FE
Under the direction of Gisela Genschow, The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is committed to providing the finest classical ballet training. As the official school of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a non-profit cultural organization, we are proud to be affiliated with a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed professional dance company. Students are taught in a supportive environment that fosters confidence and individual accomplishment as well as technique and artistry. World renowned master teachers such as Marianna Tcherkassky (American Ballet Theater), Christine Spizzo (American Ballet Theater), Lindsay Fischer (National Ballet of Canada), Sharee Lane (University of Utah), and Suki Schorer (School of American Ballet) are some of the master teachers who have come to Santa Fe to teach our students. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet directors, Jean-Philippe Malaty and Tom Mossbrucker work directly with students throughout the year, offering classes, rehearsals, and individual coaching. Our alumni have trained and danced with New York City Ballet, Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Julliard School, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is committed to providing our students a diverse multi-disciplinary dance curriculum. Classical ballet is the foundation for many types of dance and today's dancer must be proficient in many styles of dance. In addition to ballet, we offer boys classes, partnering, dance conditioning, and workshops in modern dance and yoga.
In addition to classroom work, students are given opportunities to perform in our annual recital in the spring and in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, alongside professional dancers. We consider performance opportunities a valuable part of training and invaluable to the growth of the student; developing stage presence, musicality, discipline and confidence
Our main location is conveniently located at St. Michael's and Galisteo near St. Vincent hospital, with plenty of free parking. We also have two satellite locations serving our neighbors in Eldorado and Southside.
School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
550-B St Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
El Dorado Location:
La Tienda at El Dorado
Bldg. A, 7 Caliente Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Genoveva Chavez Community Center
3221 Rodeo Road (Aerobics Room)
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Summer Classes begin June 3, 2013.
You can find our class schedule by following the link on the left hand side of this page.
Summer Classes 2013
Please CLICK HERE to download a class schedule for Summer 2013
Students may register for classes online by clicking on the "Current Student Login" menu item on the left hand side of this page. If you are a current/continuing student, your user ID to access the registration portal is the email address we have on record. New students may also register online by clicking on the "New Student Registration" link on the left hand side of this page.
Tuition must be paid in full at the beginning of the month. REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. Make up classes for classes missed are encouraged! Missed classes may be made up at an equal level or one below within 1 month of the missed class. All students are required to pay the yearly registration fee. Please add the fee to the first tuition payment.
All ballet students wear pink footed tights and ballet slippers, and colored leotards, according to their level, except for Intermediate/Advanced Ballet who may wear black and/or the color of their choice.
Colored Uniform Leotards: purchase at The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Our office will furnish you with the correct color leotard for your specific level.
Download a leotard order form HERE.
In the event of inclement weather and school cancellations, School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will follow the public schools closings. You may also call the school; cancellations will be posted on the office voicemail.
The School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, through the efforts of its Board of Trustees, offers scholarships based on financial need and merit. Scholarship applications are available through the business office for students 7 and older who have been in the school at least one year. The deadline to turn in scholarship applications is September 24th. No applications will be accepted after this date. Financial aid determinations will be made October 1st, and will be retro-active to September.