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May 25, 2018

Arizona Republic: “‘Eroica,’ Ballet Arizona ★★★★½”

“OK, you should take the star rating with a grain of salt. I’m no dance expert, but I have become a huge fan of Ballet Arizona and choreographer Ib Andersen. Taking his cues from his onetime mentor, George Balanchine, Andersen excels at abstract dance-for-dance’s-sake…” Read more.

May 18, 2018

Phoenix New Times: “Ballet Arizona Performs the World Premiere of Ib Andersen’s Eroica”

“The glow of a setting sun surrounds a pair of peaks just west of Desert Botanical Garden. A short walk from the garden’s entrance, there’s a stage lit with an icy shade of blue. Dozens of tall cylinders line the back of the stage, with varying heights that give the illusion…” Read more.

Jun 27, 2016

The New York Times: “Ballet Arizona performs ‘Round’ in a Dreamy Desert Ambience”

“For centuries, ballet has focused all of its stage deportment on one specific arc of space, through a proscenium arch to a large audience. Yet this is such a three-dimensional art that it’s baffling how few experiments have been made to…” Read more.

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Jun 24, 2020

Phoenix Magazine ‘The Great 48 2020’ featuring Ib Andersen

In February 2019, PHOENIX began soliciting their subscribers and social media followers to nominate Valley residents who are “moving the chains, making a difference or otherwise crushing it” in the realms of business, sports, the arts, media, philanthropy, politics, et al. A final list of Great 48 inductees was drawn up, featuring Ballet Arizona Artistic Director […]

Jan 13, 2020

Broadway World: ‘Ballet Arizona To Present the World Premiere Of THE FOUR SEASONS’

“Ballet Arizona will present The Four Seasons, a journey through winter, spring, summer and fall in movement, May 19-June 6 at Desert Botanical Garden for the company’s annual season-concluding performance of An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden.” Click here to read the full article.

Oct 11, 2019

Arizona Foothills Magazine: ‘Most Influential Phoenicians 2019’ Featuring Ib Andersen

Arizona Foothills Magazine has named Ib Andersen one of the most influential Phoenicians in 2019. Click here to read the full profile!