It all started when…
In 2000, the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet invited Tracy Straus, a Tony Award winner and Artistic Associate at National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York City, to create Celebrate the Beat (CTB) to bring the highest quality arts education to Colorado. In 2004 Ms. Straus established CTB as an independant nonprofit. By 2018, in collaboration with teachers and school officials, CTB was bringing its program to over 3,500 children annually, forming essential collaborations to give at-risk youth opportunities they never dreamed possible.
Working closely with school and community officials, CTB addresses the need for transformative programming for vulnerable Colorado school children.
Meet our Staff
Chair of the Board
Founder, Artistic Director