Winter trimester runs from January 11th through April 4th. In consideration for the safety of our dancers, classes are currently completely online.
The Adult Division is designed for adults who want to start, or continue, their dance training. The Adult Division is only for adults ages 18 and over. We offer classes in Ballet, Stretch and Fitness.
Adult dancers are invited to attend The Complete Dancer Series where our students are learning choreography fundamentals, and dance history and appreciation.
Adult dancers are also welcome to the Midday Dance Break each weekday at noon. These 30 minute, mixed-level classes are designed to get you moving, shake up your day, and introduce you to something new.
If you have already downloaded the Zoom app and are registered for classes, simply click the link below to join, and enter the password provided in your confirmation email. If you have trouble logging into a class we will be happy to assist as best we can.
Please call Wendy and Elizabeth at 505-340-0200 for assistance.
All classes are 60 minutes
Classes will not be held on the following days:
Monday, January 18 • Monday, February 15 • Friday, April 2
Adult Program Faculty
Melissa is a graduate of New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (MFA) and Smith College (BA; Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude). She has been teaching for over 20 years, working with young people ages three to university age in schools and arts programs in New York City, Brooklyn, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque (University of New Mexico adjunct faculty and guest choreographer). Melissa has taught with NDI New Mexico since 2007 and has been an NDI Santa Fe Artistic Associate since 2013. She is currently on faculty at both NDI and UNM.
A former NYC resident, past venues for Melissa’s choreography include Symphony Space, PS 122, Joyce SoHo, the Flea Theater, and Dixon Place. Listed as one of “Gotham’s finest dancemakers” by The Village Voice, Melissa has enjoyed artist residencies from organizations such as the Joyce Theater Foundation
(NYC), The Yard (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (NYC). In New Mexico she has had her work presented at CCA/Center for Contemporary Art, The James A. Little Theater (through New Mexico School for the Arts), The N4th Theater, ABQ (The Wild Dancing West Festival), University of New Mexico (Faculty Concert), The Railyard Performance Space (Choreographers’ Showcases), NDI’s Dance Barns, and the Santa Fe Short Story Festival.
Lori Brody danced professionally with the San Francisco Ballet and as a guest artist with Pacific Ballet Theater. After retiring from the stage she taught extensively at some of the most respected ballet schools in Los Angeles, including as a faculty member of the Loyola Marymount dance department. She has instructed many dance luminaries including Twyla Tharp, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alessandra Ferri and members of the American Ballet Theatre. Lori now teaches adult, intermediate and advanced ballet at NDI New Mexico and has in her adult classes retired professionals as well as drop-ins of working professionals who are visiting Santa Fe. In addition she teaches intermediate/advanced ballet in the Dance Barns’ after-school program.