Angel Nights

Be a Ballet Arizona Angel!

The holiday season is a magical time of year, filled with family and friends, and celebrating traditions, new and old. For Ballet Arizona, our favorite tradition is The Nutcracker Angel Night. This year, we invite you to spark magic in children’s lives by sharing this beloved program with our community.

We believe that the arts and a single performance can change lives. As a Ballet Arizona Angel, you create those life-changing moments by removing financial barriers, so that people across Arizona may experience the magic of dance for FREE!

Through partnerships with local nonprofit and service agencies, our Community Angel Night performances will reach more than 2,200 children and families. With a gift of just $30, you can sponsor a child and be the start of a magical moment.

“My little girl and I had to flee our home just before Christmas with nothing but the clothes on our backs. I can’t thank you enough for the tickets. You put the light back into the eyes of a 5-year old” — Angel Night attendees

“Thank you for giving us tickets. My family and I would have never gone. We say it’s a present from you guys. The dancing was wonderful. We also read The Nutcracker book and we had an awesome time. – Serenity

This program inspires and enriches our foster youth who often have little to no opportunity to see ballet, the arts and performances such as these. From the small girl who wants to be a ballerina to the teens that love the experience of dressing up to go to the theatre – we thank you!! – Angel Night Attendee

Many of our students have Never experienced the joy of watching a Ballet performance and when they have come back from Angel Night it is Magical hearing them gush over all that they were able to see and hear. They relive that night with our staff over and over throughout the school year and you know how their eyes have been opened to another world. – Angel Night Attendee

I have seen even the most quiet or indifferent students come back from Angel Night with Light and Wonder in their eyes as they now have been introduced to the World of Dance in a way they will never forget. – Angel Night Attendee

Click here to become an Angel by making a gift today and supporting this wonderful holiday tradition. For more information please contact Annual Fund Manager, Elyse Salisz, at 602.343.6510 or via email at

To recommend an organization for future Angel Night performances, please email the Community Engagement Department at


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