In January 2013, Colorado Ballet purchased a building located at 11th & Santa Fe with a bridge loan and the move was made in August 2014. Colorado Ballet, after its 54 years of existence, now has a place to call home. The 100-year old building was a former sewing machine repair and distribution shop. The renovated 30,000 square foot building will give the professional Company and the Academy room to grow. Colorado Ballet has named the new building The Armstrong Center for Dance. Colorado Ballet will continue to present performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, but its new rehearsal and training facility will encourage world-class dance to flourish in Colorado, enhance the training of the next generation of dancers, bring dance and movement to thousands of school kids and people with disabilities, and host small in-house performances and events in the black box theater.

Here is an image of Colorado Ballet’s Armstrong Center for Dance, courtesy of Doors Open Denver.


Additionally, the new building has safer, more convenient student drop-off and increased parking in the neighborhood, and also features a parent and student lounge and a retail dance boutique. Anchoring the north end of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, The Armstrong Center for Dance is located in a thriving cultural neighborhood. The new location will increase awareness about the Company, Academy and the nationally-renowned education and outreach programs.

This building preview is part of DenverUrbanism’s special countdown series to Doors Open Denver 2015. Click here for more information on Doors Open Denver.