Ballet Idaho’s Volunteer of the Year- 2013/14


Brook Blakeslee
Retail Brokerage
Colliers International


Brook Blakeslee is the team leader of the Retail Services Group, which provides professional services to tenant and landlord assignments. Brook began working in commercial real estate brokerage and development in 1980 with CB Commercial (now CB Richard Ellis) in Orange County, California. Brook moved to Boise in 1993 and has worked on assignments throughout southern Idaho, eastern Washington and eastern Oregon.
Ballet Idaho is proud to recognize Brook Blakeslee as Volunteer of the Year. Brook for the past 1 ½ years has guided, advised and directed Ballet Idaho in finding the perfect location and facility for Ballet Idaho Academy’s new West location. When approached in January of 2012, little did Brook know what he was getting into, but he endured and succeeded and for that Ballet Idaho is truly grateful. The goal for Ballet Idaho Academy was to find an affordable, attractive and great location to open a satellite academy in the west side of Boise/Meridian/Eagle area. He located potential sights, toured the sights and told us the pros and cons of each property. “Brook has been instrumental in bringing our efforts to establish an Academy satellite in Meridian to fruition.” stated Paul Kaine, Executive Director of Ballet Idaho. Emily Wallace, Academy Director added, “On every occasion Brook has gone out of his way to make our Academy West happen-we could not have done it without his good nature guidance.”
Finally a few months ago, a gem of a location was found. Not only has Brook found us the perfect location, he negotiated an outstanding lease and when it was requested we needed to get a variance before signing the lease, once again, Brook stepped up. He set up the entire process for us…from holding a meeting at the location for any questions/concerns from our future neighbors to the City of Boise’s Planning committee approval and finally to City Council for their final blessing. “We literally could not have done it without Brook. We are very grateful for all that he has done to help make our Academy west location a reality.” added Kaine.
Thank you Brook,
Ballet Idaho Board of Directors, Dancers and Staff