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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

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. Barrell has danced roles by Balanchine and Ballet Arizona’s ballet master Ib Andersen with an […]

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. “The naked eye really can’t pick up the entire production in one sitting,” says Joseph. “There will be different places on stage that you’ll be attracted to and there are different things happening.” Continue reading.  

May 16, 2013

Chandler dancer relishes ballet ‘created for Arizona’

33 year old Ballet Arizona dancer Joseph Cavanaugh uses yoga; Gyrotonics, yoga in motion; cross training; hiking, and weightlifting along with massage therapy, acupuncture, dry-needling, and Rolfing to keep his body highly conditioned. Watch him perform at “Topia” now through June 1 on a massive outdoor stage at the Desert Botanical Garden. Read more.

May 13, 2013

‘Topia’ not your typical night at the ballet

Rather than a period piece put on in a downtown theater, Topia unfolds under the starry sky, against the backdrop of Phoenix’s holey red Papago Buttes. Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Anderson created the show specifically for the Desert Botanical Garden, looking to the striking natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert for inspiration. Read the […]

May 13, 2013

Ballet’s ‘Topia’ a celebration of nature at DBG

Artistic director Ib Andersen’s creation premiered last May and returns to the Desert Botanical Garden. Originally inspired by Greek and Roman art, Ib discusses the costumes (or lack there of) in Topia. Read the article.

May 10, 2013

Tú Me Inspiras

Tú Me Inspiras a two-part series on Ballet Arizona and The School of Ballet Arizona. This originally aired on Noticias Univision 33 (newscast) Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2013. Watch part one. Watch part two.

May 8, 2013

Ballet Arizona Plants Its Dancers at the Desert Botanical Garden

Starting next week, Ballet Arizona will stage of series of performances, Topia, outdoors at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen explained his inspiration for Topia and how the setting affects the dancers and members of the audience on KJZZ. Listen to the interview.

May 2, 2013

Ballet Arizona Dancer Balances Wellness and Training

Ballet Arizona company dancer, Joseph Cavanaugh spends hours in rehearsal for upcoming ballets and uses food and exercise to help him get prepared. Eating healthy foods, swimming, and Gyrotonic keep him mentally and physically prepared for his work as a professional dancer. Read the full article and watch the video.

Apr 30, 2013

Ballet Arizona salutes Balanchine in Phoenix

Known as a “game-changer in the ballet world,” legendary choreographer George Balanchine will be honored and celebrated in Ballet Arizona’s upcoming production of All Balanchine. Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director, Ib Andersen describes Balanchine’s ballets as “so vastly different from each other that you wouldn’t normally think they’re from the same choreographer.” Read the full article.

Apr 30, 2013

Grace in the Garden

AZ Central’s neighborhood website, Downtown Scottsdale features Ballet Arizona’s Topia. This site specific ballet created by Artistic Director Ib Andersen found its perfect setting in the desert at Desert Botanical Garden. Read more.

Mar 27, 2013

AZ Central Previews Director’s Choice

Director’s Choice brings diverse movements to the Orpheum Theatre stage with works from three leading choreographers. Each piece offers its own style of choreography from merry and humorous to sophisticated and cool. Read the article.

Mar 19, 2013

Up and Coming Director’s Choice

Three of the leading choreographers on the dance scene today are joining together for the creation of Director’s Choice. AZ Central prepares you for an evening of dramatic choreography. Read the article.

Mar 8, 2013

Ballet Arizona Alumnus Featured in New York Times

David Hallberg, principal dancer at both the American Ballet Theater in New York and the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow, attended New York Fashion Week. He discusses his role in the fashion world. Read the article.

Mar 1, 2013

AZ-Lifestyle Magazine Spotlights Director’s Choice

AZ-Lifestyle Magazine takes a close look at Director’s Choice. This program showcases three strikingly different works from three leading choreographers and focuses on classic creativity infused with contemporary sensibilities. Read the article.

Feb 16, 2013

Art Musing reviews “Romeo & Juliet”

Art Musing declares Romeo & Juliet a true art masterpiece. The performance brings brilliant choreography, heavy costumes and lush scenic design to the stage. Read the review.

Feb 12, 2013

2/14-17: Ballet Arizona’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Phoenix

‘Dancers become the music’ in one of Ib Andersen’s most acclaimed choreographic efforts. AZ Central describes the score, the passion, and the movement of Romeo and Juliet. Read the article

Feb 11, 2013

Romeo & Juliet: Meet our Juliets

We took a moment to interview our Juliets. Discover what they love the production and the challenges they face as dancers in Romeo & Juliet. Read the interviews >

Feb 8, 2013

Ballet Arizona announces new scholarship for male dancers

The School of Ballet Arizona has a new scholarship for young male dancers, in honor of famed dancer and former pupil of the school, David Hallberg. Read more >

Feb 8, 2013

Ballet scholarship named for Phoenix’s David Hallberg

David Hallberg, the ballet world’s most famous male dancer, was back in his hometown of Phoenix last week to promote a new scholarship in his name at Ballet Arizona. Read more >

Feb 5, 2013

US Airways Awards $125,000 In Grants: Arizona Opera And Ballet Arizona Get Facilities Support

The US Airways (NYSE: LCC) Community Foundation has awarded a total of $125,000 in grants to Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona to assist in facilities renovation. Read more >

Feb 5, 2013

Hallberg Honors His Training at Ballet Arizona with Creation of Scholarship Program

David Hallberg, who has reached the pinnacle of the classical ballet world with dual careers at both American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, has founded a scholarship to help other young male dancers along that sometimes rough road. Read more >

Feb 4, 2013

Famous ballet dancer spins talent into scholarship fund

David Hallberg talked to Good Morning Arizona’s Javier Soto Monday about how he he’s now helping other young dancers get their start. Read more >

Jan 24, 2013

Let’s Hear It for the Boys

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Jan 9, 2013

Copper Ridge’s Dancing Princess

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Dec 10, 2012

Ballet Arizona’s Nutcracker Festival

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Oct 10, 2012

Ballet Arizona Breaks Ground On New Building

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Oct 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Leaps into the Discovery Triangle

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Oct 1, 2012

Ballet Arizona to break ground on new $10M home

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Sep 20, 2012

Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona building new HQs in Phoenix

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Jul 18, 2012

Phoenix-area ballet, symphony and opera plan joint show

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Jul 7, 2012

Ballet Arizona still lacks moving funds

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Mar 20, 2012

Best Partnership: Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona

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Jan 20, 2012

Costumer keeps ballet on pointe

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Apr 10, 2011

Critics’ Pick: Best Dance Training

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Mar 19, 2011

3/24-27: Ballet Arizona offers contemporary works

The Arizona Republic, by Richard Nilsen Each season, Ballet Arizona gives over one program to contemporary choreography. This year, it’s “Modern Masters,” a catchall title for a program that spans the distance from contemporary dance to classical ballet. Ballet Arizona: ‘Modern Masters’ When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2 and […]

Mar 14, 2011

Classical Ballet With a Twist: Ballet Arizona Presents Modern Masters

Haute Living, Posted By Marie Look Ballet Arizona will present “Modern Masters” at Orpheum Theatre March 24-27, a program which will include the world premiere of “Symphonie Classique,” choreographed by esteemed director Ib Anderson and the first classical original ballet he has choreographed for Ballet Arizona. “Modern Masters” will showcase a little something for everyone, […]

Mar 4, 2011

Blurring line between ballet, Modern

The Arizona Republic, by Richard Nilsen The 20th century – the century of Modernism – hit classical ballet, too. Early in the century, several ballet companies felt the need to update the repertoire and keep apace of events in painting, music and literature. In fact, Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes used some of the biggest names […]

Jan 2, 2011

Ballet Arizona to revamp Phoenix warehouse for use

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Jun 11, 2010

Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America program hosts troupes from across country

By Lisa Traiger Nine companies will share the Kennedy Center stage next week in a weeklong festival celebrating ballet with an American accent. The second installment of the Ballet Across America program offers an eclectic sampling of what American ballet looks like after a half-century of dispersion from its centers in San Francisco, where the […]

Jun 4, 2010

Ballet Arizona’s ‘Balanchine Classics’

The Arizona Republic, by Richard Nilsen Director Ib Andersen passes ‘Prodigal’ baton Ib Andersen first danced George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son” in 1986 and got rave reviews. Ballet Arizona: ‘Balanchine Classics’ When: 8 p.m. June 11-13. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Where: Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. Admission: $15-$119. Details: […]

Jun 1, 2010

Pointe Magazine, Call Board

Ballet Arizona at Ballet Across America For Ballet Arizona Artistic Director Ib Andersen, the second of the Kennedy Center’s biennial Ballet Across America festivals is a milestone in his 26-year-old troupe’s history. As one of nine invited companies, Ballet Arizona will make its Washington, D.C. debut when they perform Andersen’s newest work, Diversions, three times […]

Mar 2, 2010

‘Sleeping Beauty’ sets record for Ballet Arizona

Phoenix Business Journal Valentine’s Day was fruitful for Ballet Arizona and it’s presentation of “Sleeping Beauty.” Ballet Arizona sold 10,359 tickets to the Valentine’s weekend production, selling out three of five performances. That exceeded the group’s sales goal by $64,000 and put the company on track for a banner year, despite the sputtering economy, officials […]

Mar 29, 2009

Arizona Republic preivew of “Masters of Movement” with Christopher Wheeldon interview

The Arizona Republic, by Richard Nilsen At only 36, Christopher Wheeldon is a superstar of contemporary-ballet choreography, widely held to be the successor of such luminaries as Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton. He was resident choreographer for George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet and recently started his own company in New York, Morphosis. He is […]