Community Events

Did you know that Ballet Arizona has a variety of different Education & Community Engagement programs designed to help increase arts access, promote arts involvement, and deepen community engagement with the arts? When we’re not in the theatre or on the stage, you can find us out and about in the community year-round! To see if we’ll be visiting your community soon check out our upcoming events below or email Alexandra Papazian to be added to the email list.


Summer Lecture Series | Mondays 10:00 am – 11:00 am – June 10th – July 8th | Freedom Plaza Arizona

In collaboration with Freedom Plaza Arizona, Ballet Arizona will present a summer lecture series called Understanding Ballet: Demystifying and Decoding the Art Form.  This 5-lecture series is series designed to give attendees an opportunity to dive into the rich history of dance, learn about the great influencers of ballet, and understand the art form on a deeper level.  Lectures will be presented in a discussion-style format and attendees are encouraged to participate, ask questions, and follow their own paths of inquiry.

For more information or to make a request, please email Alexandra Papazian or call 602.343.6521.  


Director’s Choice, A Library Lecture | Ironwood Branch Library – September 4th 6:00 – 7:00 pm |Burton Barr Library – September 5th 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Our Library Lecture Series is back by popular demand!  Join us at Ironwood Branch Library on September 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and Burton Barr Library on September 5, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm to learn more about Ballet Arizona and our upcoming contemporary program Director’s Choice.  You’ll hear insights into the works that will be presented and, through discussion with Nayon Iovino, Ballet Arizona dancer and choreographer, you will learn about how he approaches creating new dance, and how classical ballet has evolved over the years into a contemporary movement style that is pushing the art form into a new era of dance.

Ironwood Library is located at 4333 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix.

Burton Barr is located at 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Presented by Leon S. Aiken, Ph.D., Community Volunteer with Ballet Arizona’s Education and Community Engagement Committee, and President’s Professor Emerita, Arizona State University.  This program is presented in partnership between Ballet Arizona and Phoenix Public Library.