Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a world-class professional contemporary ballet company, school, and presenter based in Aspen, CO and Santa Fe, NM.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s founder, Bebe Schweppe, was visionary when she made the decision in 1996 to create a company that residents in the Aspen Valley could call their own. Initially based solely in Aspen, Colorado, in 2000, a second home for the company was created in another of the Southwest heartlands, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In both cities ASFB has helped strengthen the cultural fabric of the region, in synch alongside the world-class artistic activities in each of these beautiful communities.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company is founded on the idea of acquiring repertoire and inviting top choreographers in the field to create works for the company. With its sophisticated repertoire and broad appeal, combined with a successful blend of entertaining and engrossing contemporary dance, ASFB is one of the real success stories in American dance today. Audiences locally, nationally, and internationally have embraced this vibrant company, on stellar stages from the Joyce Theatre in New York to the famed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and in foreign venues including Canada, France and Italy.
Over the years, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has grown to become a multi-faceted entity, both as an internationally recognized dance company, and as one of the largest dance-only presenters in the country. As the company travels to cities far and wide, at home in Aspen and Santa Fe, it presents top level dance companies throughout the year. ASFB’s umbrella extends equally to its capacity as a centre for learning, with a thriving dance school, and a much-celebrated Mexican folklóric dance outreach program for area children.
ASFB appeals, with its adventurous repertoire and beautiful western landscapes, as a gathering place for the finest dancers and choreographers in the world. Never forgetting its deep roots in the creative and historic wealth of these majestic and awe-inspiring communities, the organization remains deeply committed to expanding and enriching the world of dance. With its fusion of classical good sense and western ingenuity, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet blends the best of both worlds to create a dance company that is truly unique.