Our History

NDI New Mexico’s kinesthetic teaching methodology was developed by former NYC Ballet dancer and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Jacques d’Amboise, who founded NDI in New York City in 1976. In 1994, Catherine Oppenheimer, formerly of NYC Ballet and Twyla Tharp Dance Company, co-founded NDI New Mexico in Santa Fe. Since that time, NDI New Mexico has grown from serving 100 children in one school to reaching 7,500 children annually in 87 schools. We serve communities through award-winning In-School and Afterschool programs, Summer programs, and Advanced classes. 

 Celebrating Serving Over 140,000 Children Since 1994!