In 1998, the Mark Morris Dance Company purchased a derelict building on the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and hired Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners to design what would become the Mark Morris Dance Center.
At the heart of the Mark Morris Dance Center are seven column-free studios with wood-sprung floors and spacious dressing rooms with lockers and showers. Primarily used by the company and school, the seven studios which range in size from 430 square-feet to 3,600 square-feet, are available for rent to non-profit dance companies at deeply discounted rates. The Dance Center also offers a wellness center, a performance space and expanded public spaces. It has become a haven, a society of dancing, a community enterprise for people of all ages and abilities.