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Nov 19, 2013

The New York Times: “Cinderella” Nov. 5, 2013

“Above all, it tells the “Cinderella” story with compelling human detail. The frictions between Cinderella’s father and stepmother (Astrit Zejnati and Kenna Draxton) include vivid arguments, both painful and absurd. Read More >

May 30, 2013

Beyond Walls: Ballet Arizona Escapes to the Desert

Ballet Arizona’s dancers venture outdoors for Topia, a ballet created specifically for the Desert Botanical Garden. Audiences marvel at the 80 foot ground level stage, surrounding flora and fauna, minimalist costumes, and intricate choreography. Read More >

May 28, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Ballet Arizona’s Topia at Desert Botanical Garden

Topia takes Ib Andersen’s choreography, sets it to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, and places it on an 80-foot-long stage at Desert Botanical Garden with the Papago Buttes as a backdrop.  Read More >

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Nov 19, 2013

The New York Times: “Defectors Land on Their Feet”

“We knew we were leaving everything behind, and we didn’t know what awaited us,” Ms. Martin said last week while she and her new colleagues at Ballet Arizona were on a break from rehearsals of “Cinderella,” …Read More Read More >

Jul 8, 2013

The New York Times: All-American Goddesses

Ballet Arizona dancer Jillian Barrell is noted as one of America’s up and coming young ballerinas. “Just now there are at least 11 prodigious American-born young women dancing in six different American companies, who deserve to be called ballerinas…And Ms. Read More >

May 21, 2013

TOPIA Returns to Desert Botanical Gardens with Chandler dancer

Ballet Arizona dancer Joseph Cavanaugh discusses Topia, the production created specifically for the Desert Botanical Garden, with the San Tan Sun. Read More >