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Aug 19, 2016

Opening Night of Round – ‘Uptown Magazine’

Members from Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle and Desert Botanical Garden’s Patrons Circle celebrated the Opening Night performance of ‘Round’. Read more.

Aug 19, 2016

‘Dance With Me’ Honors Jacquie Dorrance at Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala

Ballet Arizona’s annual gala, “Dance With Me,” honored longtime supporter of the arts Jacquie Dorrance. The Jan. 22 occasion at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts was attended by more than 400 guests for dinner, a sneak-peek performance of Ballet Arizona’s upcoming production The Sleeping Beauty and dancing. Read more.

Aug 19, 2016

Ballet Arizona Prima Circle Members Enjoy Exclusive Appreciation Evening

On Jan. 29, more than 100 of Ballet Arizona’s Prima Circle members enjoyed an exclusive evening filled with educational content provided by Ib Andersen, artistic director, dinner catered by Tarbell’s and a post-performance reception where they were able to interact with the many talented dancers of Ballet Arizona. Read more.

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Mar 27, 2015

Phoenix New Times: “Ballet Arizona Presents ‘Today’s Masters,’ Premieres Two New Works”

“It’s been more than a decade since Ib Andersen, artistic director for Ballet Arizona, wowed us with his choreography and set design for Mosaik, which premiered in phoenix in 2004, and was performed again in 2006… Read more.”

Jan 2, 2015

The New York Times: “Royal Danish Ballet Brings Bournonville Back to New York”

“For more than half a century, Americans have felt a kind of fascination for Danish dancers. The attraction datse at least to the 1950s, when a small group from the Royal Danish Ballet traveled to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass., for the first time… Read more.”

Sep 3, 2014

The New York Times: “Discovery and Rediscovery”

“…More remarkably, thought, on Feb. 12, Ballet Arizona in Phoenix will become the first American company ever to perform Bournonville’s exuberant three-act ‘Napoli’ (1842); its artistic director is Ib Andersen, who is staging this production. Of all the ballets of the 19th century, ‘Napoli’ is one that best celebrates this world, real life, vitality, and […]