National Dance Institute of New Mexico

Mailing Address: 1140 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
County of Location: Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 983-7646
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, O- Youth Development
Mission Statement:

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.

Primary Programs:

Targeting children and schools with the least resources, NDI (National Dance Institute) New Mexico brings innovative multifaceted dance classes and highly-celebrated student performances to thousands of children in public schools each year. NDI New Mexico  provides children and under-resourced schools with proven programs that use the performing arts to inspire all students to achieve their dreams. More than simply teaching children to dance, NDI-New Mexico gives public school children a critical lifeline for developing self-esteem and the skills to succeed in school and in life.

Offering in-school, after-school and advanced training programs and working in 79 elementary schools throughout the state, NDI-New Mexico teaches children an important life lesson: that hard work, focus, tenacity, and teamwork can equal success in life.

Our classes address the whole child—joyful physical movement uplifts their spirits and makes their bodies strong, and our engaging kinesthetic teaching methodology gives all children, even those who struggle normally in school, a way to excel. Most importantly, our programs get results: evaluations show that our award-winning arts education programs improve students’ self-esteem, behaviors, attitudes and overall sense of what they can accomplish.

We also now have a facility in Albuquerque:
The Hiland Theater
4800 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Bernalillo County

Populations Served: African-American, Asian-American, Children and Youth, Disabled, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Native American, Rural, Urban
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 30 to 59 FTE
Executive Director:

Russell Baker

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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