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Jul 17, 2018

The School of Ballet Arizona announces audition dates; presentations of “Swan Lake” and “Don Quixote”

Ballet Arizona announces the official auditions for students interested in training with the School of Ballet Arizona (SBAZ), the only ballet training program in the state associated with a professional ballet company. Click here to read the full release.

Apr 9, 2018

Ballet Arizona Introduces Five New Members to Board of Directors

Ballet Arizona is proud to welcome the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Simone Raess, Associate at Snell & Wilmer LLP, Danielle Hazeltine,  Associate at Gallagher & Kennedy, Salvador Avila Bretts-Jamison, Vice President of J.P. Morgan Asset  Management, Janet Melamed, Board Member of Center Dance Ensemble, and Flavia Campbell, Partner at […]

Apr 2, 2018

Ballet Arizona’s “All Balanchine” to Include Beloved Dancer’s Final Performance with the Company

Ballet Arizona’s All Balanchine lineup includes three mesmerizing ballets by George Balanchine, one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century. All Balanchine will open with Symphony in Three Movements, and feature Natalia Magnicaballi in two leading roles, The Siren in Prodigal Son, and The Sleepwalker in La Sonnambula in her final performance with […]

Mar 27, 2018

Ballet Arizona Reveals Upcoming World Premiere Performance “Eroica” at Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, AZ (March 7, 2018) – Ballet Arizona is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 season finale production, the world premiere of Eroica, the latest grand work from acclaimed Artistic Director Ib Andersen. Read the full press release here.

Feb 22, 2018

Ballet Arizona’s Spring Performances Will Push Boundaries

Ballet Arizona announced today it will perform their spring presentation of Today’s Masters, a dynamic program of contemporary ballets from Artistic Director Ib  Andersen as well as guest choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, Resident Choreographer of Hubbard  Street Dance, and Ballet Arizona company dancer Nayon Iovino, March 22 – 25, 2018, at Orpheum Theatre. Read the full […]

Feb 9, 2018

Ballet Arizona To Present World Premiere of “The Firebird” by Artistic Director Ib Andersen

Phoenix, AZ (February 8, 2018) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce it will present The Firebird, a groundbreaking, dramatic new work from Artistic Director Ib Andersen for the anticipated upcoming 2018-2019 season, generously produced by Barbara and Donald Ottosen. Read the full press release here.

Jan 11, 2018

School of Ballet Arizona to Start Children’s Classes in West Valley

The School of Ballet Arizona will offer classes for ages 3-7, featuring live piano music accompaniment. Children’s Division in West Valley is three levels: Creative Movement (ages 3-4), Primary A (ages 4-6), and Primary B (Ages 6-8). Download full media alert here.

Dec 21, 2017

Ballet Arizona Awarded Major Grant from The Flinn Foundation

Phoenix, AZ (December 18, 2017) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce today it has received an 18-month Next Steps Grant award in the amount of $100,000 from The Flinn Foundation Board of Directors. Read the full press release here.

Dec 14, 2017

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser to Focus on Supporters and Performers

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance with Me at Phoenix Art Museum. Read the full press release here.

Dec 14, 2017

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala – Dance With Me

Phoenix, AZ (December 14, 2017) – Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser to Focus on Supporters and Performers. On Friday, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose & Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance With Me at Phoenix Art Museum. All proceeds from the event support Ballet Arizona’s […]

Nov 6, 2017

Ballet Arizona Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ with Phoenix Symphony

A beloved magical tradition returns this 2017 holiday season with Ballet Arizona’s nationally heralded performances of Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Read the full press release here.  

Oct 9, 2017

Ballet Arizona Appoints New Board Members – Nina Russell & Seena Ghebleh to Board of Directors

Phoenix, AZ (October 9, 2017) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its community Board of Directors, Seena Ghebleh, Associate Attorney at Quarles & Brady LLP, and Nina Russell, In-house Counsel and co-owner of Kleen Concepts. Read the full press release here.

May 2, 2016

Ballet Arizona Sets Stage for 31st Season

Ballet Arizona continues to excite and inspire audiences with its artistic blend of classical and contemporary dance. Now approaching the 2016-2017 season, nationally recognized Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, promises not to disappoint. Read the full press release here.

Jul 8, 2013

Ballet Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars

This September 19 -28, 2013 Ballet Arizona presents the 16th annual Ballet Under the Stars. This ever popular sunset performance series is free and open to the public. Read the Press Release.

Jun 13, 2013

2013 – 2014 Season Announced

Ballet Arizona’s 34th Season is highlighted by Classics, Innovations and the Unveiling of its New Home. Read the Press Release

Mar 12, 2013

An Interview with Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo

Resident choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alejandro Cerrudo leads Ballet Arizona’s dancers in his untitled World Premiere. Get to know him and his creative process. Read the interview.

Mar 12, 2013

Ballet Arizona Dancers in Le Carnaval des Animaux

Ballet Arizona dancers share their experience as animals in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux. Whether an elephant, a lion or a hen, each dancer must exaggerate the animal’s movements.  Meet the Carnival!

Mar 12, 2013

Costume Designer Fabio Toblini Adds Diversions To His Portfolio

Ib Andersen’s Diversions features the stunning costumes of Desinger Fabio Toblini. Toblini uses a unique technique to create the dancers’ threads. Read More.

Mar 12, 2013

Pre-Performance Chat with Alejandro Cerrudo

Early Director’s Choice ticketholders will have a chance to chat with Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “Top 25 to Watch,” his new ballet will be featured in this performance. Read More.

Mar 5, 2013

Leading Choreographers Arrive in Phoenix for Director’s Choice

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Jan 25, 2013

Ballet Arizona Scholarship Program Honors Foremost Male Dancer in the World

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Jan 14, 2013

Ballet Arizona’s ROMEO & JULIET is the perfect date for Valentine’s Day this February 14-17

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Oct 12, 2012

Ballet Arizona Sparkles For The Holidays

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Oct 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Broke Ground On New Home

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Oct 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Breaks Ground On New Home

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Sep 19, 2012

Ballet Arizona Presents Ballet Under The Stars

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Sep 19, 2012

Local Support For Ballet Under The Stars

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Sep 12, 2012

Ballet Arizona Opens With Stunning Giselle

Ballet Arizona Opens with Stunning GISELLE

Sep 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Invites Young Dancers To Audition For The Nutcracker September 9, 2012

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Aug 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona Announces New Executive Director

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Aug 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona Welcomes New Executive Director Alison Johnston

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Aug 7, 2012

Ballet Arizona Announces 2012-2013 Season

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Jul 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony Introduce TRIO

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Aug 1, 2010

Board Chairman Wins Arts Award

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