SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—April 30, 2017—Lee & Associates has completed a 3,420 square foot lease for a retail space at 22 E. Victoria, Santa Barbara, CA.

Associates, Rob Adams, CCIM and Christi Vior with the Santa Barbara office represented the tenant, American Dance and Music, Inc., a California nonprofit Corporation in negotiating a lease with Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Corporation. The downtown space is centrally located in a historic 1920’s building featuring 14 foot high ceilings and all wood floors. American Dance and Music, Inc. hopes to make dance accessible to community members of all ages. Please check their website for grand opening, schedule and classes.

Founded and directed by former New York City dance professional Carrie Diamond, American Dance & Music is a professional dance organization devoted to fostering dance as an art form in Santa Barbara. Founded in 2005 as Ballet Santa Barbara and incorporated as American Dance and Music, Inc. in 2006, they gave their first performance at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara in March of 2006. As Ballet Santa Barbara, the organization presented five concert series, three free community events, and a residency at the Lobero Theater.

In 2012, the performing company was renamed American Dance & Music Performance Group because its programming evolved beyond the expectations associated with classical ballet. The Performance Group has presented original ballets and contemporary works performed by local resident dancers who have performed with such companies as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, and Santa Barbara Dance Theater. AD&M presents the choreography of its artistic director, Carrie Diamond, of other local choreographers, and of guest artists from New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. It has a strong commitment to mentor tomorrow’s local talent and to make dance performance accessible to the local community.

ABOUT Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (NP)
The mission of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is to provide affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income families, seniors and other special needs groups on California’s Central Coast.

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is a national award-winning non-profit organization that creates affordable housing and self-sufficiency programs on California’s Central Coast — San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.