Allyse Judah
“NDI has impacted my life by making me very confident. Through NDI, I have developed a strong passion for dance. NDI has taught me discipline and has helped me to succeed in life. I’ve met some of my closest friends here. I love NDI New Mexico.”Allyse Judah
NDI New Mexico Student


Our Mission

NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.

  • Work Hard
  • Do Your Best
  • Never Give Up
  • Be Healthy

Winter Dance Escape
February 24 and 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
at The Hiland in Albuquerque

NDI New Mexico’s annual winter performance includes a world premiere of El Salon Nuevo Mexico choreographed by Hiland Artistic Director Evelyn Cisneros-Legate and Stephen Legate D.C. to the music of Aaron Copland. Joining the performance are guest artists Garrett Anderson NMSA Dance Department Chair, Ana Lopez of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and an excerpt from Swan Lake by the New Mexico Ballet Company.

The sizzling Suite Kander choreographed by Broadway superstar Ann Reinking will round out the program with a cast of NDI New Mexico’s most accomplished dancers – members of Company XCel, Apprentice Company, and Junior Company.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE   You may reach The Hiland Box Office at 505.340.0200


Spring into Motion
March 3-4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and March 5 at 2:00 p.m.
at The Dance Barns in Santa Fe

NDI New Mexico’s annual winter performance includes Charleston, a sizzling Jerome Robbins piece staged by Broadway stars Charlotte d’Amboise and Mary Ann Lamb; and a new production of the Russian fairy tale, Firebird, directed by Allegra Lillard, to a stunning score by Stravinsky. The cast includes NDI New Mexico’s most accomplished dancers – members of Company XCel, Apprentice Company, and Junior Company. Spring into Motion is bound to be the performance of the year you do not want to miss!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE! You may reach The Dance Barns Box Office 505.983.7661


NDI New Mexico hosts
Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
as they launch their 25th Anniversary Season and Worldwide Tour!

March 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Dance Barns in Santa Fe, NM

VIP tickets $35
Includes VIP Reception with special guests Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Mayor Gonzales, and preferred seating. VIP Reception 6-7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 General Admission $10

 NDI New Mexico Students call box office at (505) 983-7661 for discounted tickets. 

NDI New Mexico is honored to host the premiere of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary International Tour on March 18, 2017. Burgess, a native of Santa Fe and the Smithsonian’s first-ever choreographer-in-residence, creates stunning choreography focused on topics of identity, heritage, belonging and being a hyphenated American. As a U.S. Department of State Cultural Ambassador, Burgess and his company have toured in more than 30 countries. Burgess states that “contemporary dance has the capacity to bring different cultures together in the shared language of movement.”

Burgess’ season begins in his hometown of Santa Fe and will culminate with a performance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the spring of 2018. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience a world-renowned dance company in Santa Fe!