Barbara Shapiro grew up in this town and started dancing as a young child. Dance has been and continues to be an exhilarating and joyful part of my life. It enhances me physically, spiritually and is incorporated into my professional life as well. I have been a Dance Theatre of Colorado Springs supporter since the first performance in 1977. CSDT is an integral part of our city’s fine arts culture. It has been instrumental in providing opportunities for many young people to expand their dance training and for others to develop an appreciation for a variety of dance genres.