Our New Home
276 East Lafayette Frontage Road, Saint Paul
Directed by Christopher Harrison Eldridge
Mark Gibson - First AC
Alex Yambrick - Gaffer
Richard Erickson - Music Composition
We are thrilled to finally announce the new Ballet Co.Laboratory studios! Our new home will be located in the Riverview Business Plaza at 276 East Lafayette Frontage Road in St Paul. We will have three gorgeous studios with natural light, as well as gender neutral, ADA accessible restrooms and shower. The space will also include a welcoming reception area, lobby with ample seating and dedicated study/work space, changing rooms, staff lounge, and storage space with a costume shop. The building also has free parking, and is accessible by Metro Transit.
We have learned much through the process of creating our new studio in Saint Paul, the most important of which is what an extraordinary community we have. We cannot fully express the appreciation we have for all of your excitement and patience as we journey through this first year of our new school and organization. The space is fantastic and we cannot wait to have our community make it twirl, spring and jeté into life!
Happy New Year! 2018 was a wonderful year. On September 5 we started classes, on October 8 we performed On Our Terms for a lovely audience, on December 3 we signed our lease and started construction on our new home, and on December 14 we premiered Nutcracker in Wonderland to enthusiastic audiences. We are so excited to continue our journey with you into 2019.
Our new studio space in Saint Paul is looking fantastic. We have the plumbing almost complete, the walls are framed, electrical work is almost done, the ceiling is painted, and materials for completion are being scheduled and shipped.
The raw space
In our search for space we knew we had to find a home with high ceilings, minimal pillars, opportunity for natural light and free and ample parking. Our space has one pillar that we will use to create a wall in between two of our three studios. We will also be installing windows in place of the two garage doors to provide for natural light in every studio!