Ballet Nouveau Colorado - Wonderbound

Ballet Nouveau Colorado | Wonderbound campaign to raise $140,000 from December 12, 2012 through February 27, 2013.
Dawn Fay
Denver, Colorado
United States
26 Team Members

Big Update

Thanks to many generous contributions outside of this Indiegogo campaign, we are proud to announce that our new goal is only $75,000!

We are very,very close. Join us today!

"…a heart-wrenching, lean and graceful plunge into the deep end of truth."

The Huffington Post


WONDERBOUND - A New American Dance Company


"I would have to say that they extend beyond dancers; they are flat out artists… They are disgustingly perfect and somehow both ethereal and absolutely raw."

 303 Magazine


Our Journey

Over the course of five years, the artistic vision of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay has helped define Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC) as a creative leader in the state of Colorado and a force to be recognized in the world of dance.

By collaborating with artists across a spectrum of mediums, they have created transformative experiences that upend notions about how dance can be created and shared in the community.

To continue to move this vision forward and free it to blossom into its full potential, the structure surrounding this innovative work and the brand that captures its essence must be built anew.

The visionary dance company, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, is transforming into Wonderbound.


In the upcoming season, Wonderbound will lean into our collaborative capacities to produce world-class, locally minded art and help transform our new community into a lively, beautiful and sustainable place, with the arts at its core. The artists of Wonderbound will strive to provide innovative programming that fosters interaction among community members, arts organizations and artists.

Our new location will play a large role in the far-reaching impact of this new American dance company. By taking advantage of the building’s original design and unassuming personality, we can literally “throw open our doors” and engage the surrounding community. Wonderbound will use our new home as a gathering place and nerve center to animate the area with ongoing creative energy.

Our New Home 

To complete our transition, Wonderbound needs a new home in Denver...

A home where the organization can grow, thrive and inspire audiences globally, while mobilizing and invigorating our local community.

You play an integral role in propelling this train of energy, hope and wonder forward as every dollar contributed will go towards the Wonderbound transformation!

Our New Home

Wonderbound has already garnered significant support from the Denver community. Leading the charge is the highly prestigious arts advocate Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, who has awarded the company a generous multi-year financial commitment, as well as the David and Laura Merage Foundation and the Kenney Brothers Foundation.

At present we're over half way there – in terms of funding – to make the transition. Wonderbound thanks all of our incredible supporters for gettting us to this point, and would also like to ask for your help in funding the move into our new home! 

Our Immense Gratitude

To show our deep appreciation for your support in this artistic adventure, we’ve curated twelve unique tokens of thanks created exclusively for Wonderbound patrons. And, as Wonderbound (aka BNC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, a large percentage of your donation is tax deductible.

Your perks aren’t limited to tangible gifts! Each donation is a gift that means the world, and we’ve created a brilliant Benefactor Board that gives Wonderbound investors the public praise and kudos they deserve! Simply donate $10 or more and you will receive a thank you email from us with instructions on where to email your picture and preferred name spelling. Or, come to a show and have your close-up taken on the spot! We’ll post your smiling face on the Board and showcase it for the world to see in the lobby during performances and in Wonderbound's new downtown home.

The bottom line is - We want you to feel special, because you are!

Check out big pictures of the perks below in our Indiegogo Gallery.

wonderbound perks

Check out big pictures of the perks above in our Indiegogo Gallery.

Your Support is Building Our Future: 

•  Dance Studio: Sprung floor, marley, barres, mirrors, sound system.

•  Heat (kinda important!) and Cooling.

•  Office: Staffing, computers, desks, printers, phones, internet, filing cabinets.

•  Kitchen: Fridge, microwave, dishes, sink, washer, dryer, the ever-essential coffee pot.

•  Dressing Rooms: lockers, benches, carpet (to keep those feet toasty!)

Help us deck out our new digs!

We Cannot Do This Without You

By the close of the decade, Wonderbound will be celebrated as a treasure in the international dance community and will be a crown jewel in Denver’s artistic landscape. We will define Denver as a cultural capitol in the world. You make this possible!

Help Spread the Word

Money isn’t the only thing that makes dance thrive, and there are plenty of ways to help our momentum bound!

•  Help make this campaign viral using the Indiegogo share tools! Our art is by no means limited to our zip code, and Wonderbound was formed with the intent of sharing contemporary dance with the world.

•  If you know someone who would be thrilled to support our vision, please send them this link, put them in touch with us or invite them to a performance.

•  Keep sharing the wonder… 

From all of us here at Wonderbound, we humbly thank you for your support. Welcome to our family!

won•der•bound |ˈwəndərˌbound|

definitions | noun

a leaping movement into an unfathomable sensation.


a dance of remarkable beauty and delight.


1 heading toward something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

• destined to have a beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable experience.

2 (of a person) enveloped in a feeling of awed delight or astonishment.

3 on a journey instigated by a desire or curiosity to know.

4 strongly attached to (a person or place), through a feeling of admiration and amazement. 





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raised by 212 people in 3 months
44% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$140,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 27, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Sticker the Town Red

    Circular sticker with the Wonderbound logo. Your sticker placement is limited only by your imagination! + your name listed on an E-Blast of heartfelt Hare love and gratitude + your name and photo on our Benefactor Board ($9.50 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    10 claimed
  • $25USD
    Put Your Hare Everywhere

    Buttons with the Wonderbound logo. Again, locations are boundless! + a Wonderbound Sticker ($24.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    13 claimed
  • $50USD
    Super Secret Surprise!

    A handcrafted surprise created with Wonderbound dancer love... + a Wonderbound Sticker ($45.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $75USD
    Be a Stylish Billboard.

    Soft, comfy Wonderbound T-Shirt to commemorate our first season. Not only does it look cool and feel good, but we’re thinking this collector’s item could be worth a pretty penny in a few years… ($65.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    Put Your Hare in a Hat

    Sport a custom Wonderbound lid with our logo! + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($85.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $140USD
    Party for the People

    You're invited! This is your ticket to the hottest soiree in town as Wonderbound will host a "Thank You" evening reception at our new digs. + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($90.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    11 claimed
  • $250USD
    We Run on Dreams and Caffeine

    Set of 2 coffee mugs with the Wonderbound logo and filled with a packet of extra strong Hare brew to get your creative juices flowing! + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($220.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    We Bring the Beauty to You

    A digital frame pre-loaded with wondrous performance shots of the Wonderbound dancers in action. Warning: you may lose hours of time just gazing at our artists in action! + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($460.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    6 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Capture the Moment

    Your choice of one of three striking images of the Wonderbound artists, signed and numbered by the imaginative photographers Mark Sink, Kristen Hatgi and Garrett Ammon. Capture the moment and say you were there from the start. + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($920.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Art Book

    A stunning collection of the art behind the magic, bound as the perfect coffee table book! This limited-edition album contains costume sketches, performance shots and behind the scenes photos of the contemporary dance company. Signed by the creative team of Wonderbound. + a Wonderbound T-Shirt ($2,400.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    2 out of 8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Masked Crusader for the Arts

    An authentic red Hare mask, as worn by the Wonderbound dancers, handcrafted by creative leatherwork artist, Tom Banwell. Display it at work, wear it to share the Wonderbound mission, or just live vicariously through the artists and dance around your house… + a previously listed Perk (you pick!) ($9,800.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50,000USD
    Most Epic Prize Known to Man

    This one’s a biggie. The most epic prize known to man or Hare. You host an event, and the kindle comes to you (travel outside the Denver metro area not included). A spontaneous urban performance custom choreographed by THE Garrett Ammon. Just think of the possibilities! + a previously listed Perk (you pick!) ($48,000.00 of your gift is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 2 claimed
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