Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe
Catherine Oppenheimer co-founded the National Dance Institute of New Mexico in 1994, a statewide organization annually teaching nearly 10,000 children throughout the state, and New Mexico School for the Arts in 2010, New Mexico’s first residential high school for the performing and visual arts.
Ms. Oppenheimer danced with the New York City Ballet, under the leadership of choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company.
NDI-NM, NMSA and Ms. Oppenheimer have received many awards including: a President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities “Coming Up Taller” Award for excellent after-school programming, a 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and a 2016 Blue Ribbon.
As in previous years, proceeds from this event support our Scholarship Program for New Mexico undergraduate women artists.
Catherine believes deeply in this goal.
We deeply appreciate the support of all of our generous sponsors for this special event. Thank you!
“As women, we have historically had our voices side-lined or cut out completely. This is especially true in the arts where the celebrated master painters, musicians, and dramatists are overwhelmingly male. The arts define what it means to be human--they engage, transform and connect us. Now more than ever, the world needs women to step up, create, imagine, and share their perspective.”