Karen Cotter purchased the Krasnoff School of Fine Arts, as it was known, in 1975. In 1978 she formed a New Mexico Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and the school was renamed, Albuquerque Ballet Company Inc., (a New Mexico Non-Profit Corporation).
The company has a long history of successful ballet debuts and premieres and was considered to be the top ranked training ground for serious ballet dancers.
We proudly announce the REOPENING of Albuquerque Ballet Company, Inc., beginning Saturday, July, 26, 2014 with an Open House at our old home, 120 Madeira Northeast, 3rd floor, FOX Executive Offices. Fall classes begin on Monday, August 4, 2014.
Registration will be available at the Open House for those wishing to enroll early.
ABC was the only continual NM touring company with its annual production of Nutcracker. The company toured such cities as Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Grants, Gallup and Alamogordo. The KiMo Theatre was its permanent home in Albuquerque. All new works created for the ABC premiered at the KiMo as well as its full length production of Nutcracker every year until its closure in 1996.
The company has delighted audiences with such classics as Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Sylvia, Cinderella, Giselle, and Les Patineurs.
The company strives to include the younger dancer and has created and presented such children's ballets, as Winnie the Pooh & Tigger Too, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals and Peter Pan.
The company has always sought the talents of the best teachers such as Jeremy Blanton, ( Joffrey II, American Ballet Theatre), Petrus Van Muyden, Antoinette Peloso ( Metropolitan Opera Ballet). It has also included a star-studded array of guest dancers over the years, such as, Hilda Morales (American Ballet Theatre), Eddie Myers (Pennsylvania Ballet), Raymond Perrin (Joffey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre), Dawn Caccamo (Joffrey Ballet), and Sylviane Bayard, (Basel Ballet).
The company is well known for its innovative and challenging introduction of new works created and presented by Artistic Director, Karen Cotter. She has some 18 ballets which were created for and danced by ABC dancers and guest artists, the most notable, the world premiere of Kosmos & Kalypso in 1984 which starred Raymond Perrin, Sylviane Bayard, Terry Eldlefson and Valentina Faye and was guest directed by Jeremy Blanton. For a detailed list click here.
The new 2014 Staff consists of teachers who received their training at Albuquerque Ballet Company and have, over the years, appeared in the ballets created for the company. Now they bring their talents to the staff as teachers and choreographers.
KAREN N. COTTER - Founder/Artistic Director
PLEASE fill out your registration form in its entirety, sign and return to Karen Cotter.
Make sure you read our official brochure for other information pertinent to becoming a student at Albuquerque Ballet Company. Inc. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask a member of your Staff for the answers.
We accept checks, cash and credit cards. There will be a $30.00 charge for any returned checks.
All tuition is due and payable on the first of each month. Late charges will be incurred for past due tuition.
There are no refunds for missed classes; classes must be made up in another existing class, no exceptions.
Albuquerque Ballet Company, Inc. has a limited number of scholarships available and does make every effort to extend financial assistance when extenuating circumstances warrant. We also offer reduced “family” rates for more than one student per family attending ABC.
|1 hour per week||$45.00|
|1 1/2 hours per week||$60.00|
|2 hours per week||$75.00|
|2 1/2 hours per week||$90.00|
|3 hours per week||$110.00|
|3 1/2 hours per week||$125.00|
|4 hours per week||$135.00|
|4 1/2 hours per week||$145.00|
|5 hours per week||$160.00|
|5 1/2 hours per week||$170.00|
|6 hours per week||$175.00|
Georgia Maez Karen Cotter and Anna Marie Urioste, Albuquerque Ballet Company