A Small Dance Company In One Of America’s Richest Towns

The tine Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has done well in its 11 years. But “we have reached a point where we have maxed out all of our potential income. We tour. We did 35 or 38 cities this year by the time we finished. So the touring income is maximized. With 10 dancers, we could not be touring anymore. Any little girl who wants to take dance in the valley is already enrolled in our school. So the school is maxed out. Everybody who wants to see dance – we have a big enough theater and we do multiple nights. So, our audience is really not growing. The only way for us to sustain or improve what we do is the extra cash coming from investments-endowment. It’s the only way forward.”