About

As the official school of Ballet Arizona, and under the direction of Carlos Valcárcel (School Director) and world renowned dancer and choreographer, Ib Andersen (Ballet Arizona Artistic Director), The School of Ballet Arizona provides dance training based on the evolving, yet traditional, concepts of classical ballet. Offering a wide variety of classes across a range of ages and skill levels, The School of Ballet Arizona is proud to offer comprehensive dance training that meets the expectations of professional dance companies, as well as those looking to dance as a supplement to enrich their lives.

School Director Carlos Valcárcel introduces a dance curriculum including, but not limited to: Classical Ballet in a graded program for children to young adults, Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Men’s classes. This comprehensive syllabus has been developed to maintain the fundamental aspects of classical ballet technique and offer the highest quality training at every level, in every program, through:

  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • Live piano accompaniment for all ballet classes
  • Performing opportunities with Ballet Arizona, such as The Nutcracker, and other productions
  • A unique connection to Ballet Arizona as Arizona’s official Ballet Company
  • Access to the finest dance facility in the Southwest

Ballet Arizona’s new state-of-the-art facility is a great leap forward allowing The School of Ballet Arizona to significantly increase the education and dance training programs offered.  With seven studios, locker rooms, parent lounge and student study area, students can focus and expand their training in this stimulating new environment.

Graduates

Graduates of The School of Ballet Arizona have gone on to successful careers in various areas. Many have gone on to dance professionally with companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Boston Ballet and Ballet Arizona. Currently, several alumni of The School have several students continuing their studies at internationally recognized schools such as The School of American Ballet, The Ailey School, and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.

Students from the School of Ballet Arizona have been accepted into internationally prestigious programs such as the Paris Opera Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School.

  • Ava Cobb: Trainee with Ballet AZ

    Ava Cobb: Trainee with Ballet AZ

  • Katherine Loxtercamp: Trainee with Ballet AZ

    Katherine Loxtercamp: Trainee with Ballet AZ

  • Ethan Price: Apprentice with Ballet AZ

    Ethan Price: Apprentice with Ballet AZ

  • Ana Maria Spear: Trainee with Ballet AZ

    Ana Maria Spear: Trainee with Ballet AZ

  • Lauren Flower: Company Member with Ballet AZ

    Lauren Flower: Company Member with Ballet AZ

  • Connor Cohen: Trainee with Ballet AZ

    Connor Cohen: Trainee with Ballet AZ

then-and-now

You can help maintain the superior educational and training programs we have come to expect from The School of Ballet Arizona. In addition to tuition, The School depends upon community support from individuals like you to help provide a special opportunity for all our dance students. Your donation to The School of Ballet Arizona’s Annual Fund will help ensure that The School maintains these opportunities for students as it grows:

  • A Professional Wardrobe Mistress
  • Exclusive Opportunities to Perform with Ballet Arizona
  • A Professional Teaching Staff
  • Live Musical Accompaniment

A gift of $250 or more will be recognized in our program book all year long.  Will you consider making a contribution today to support The School of Ballet Arizona? For more information or to make a gift by phone please call Natalie Salvione at 602.343.6522. You may give online and donate now.

Please check the School News regularly for important updates.

Do you have a child who would like to enroll in The School of Ballet Arizona? Contact the School to schedule an audition.

The School of Ballet Arizona
2835 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602.381.0188
school@balletaz.org