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Feb 11, 2021

The Ballet Herald: ‘Ballet Arizona Review: Inspiring Glimpses of the Past, Present, and Future’

It is not only an exhibit of his company’s technical and theatrical range from classical to contemporary that Artistic Director Ib Andersen has curated but also an intimate digital environment in which we hear directly from him and the dancers. Read the full article

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.

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Oct 22, 2021 Ballet Arizona Season Opens In Phoenix With Trio Of Ballets

 Ballet Arizona opens its 36th season with a collection of three short ballets in Contemporary Moves, starting Oct. 29. The three pieces in Contemporary Moves feature music from Philip Glass and Giacomo Meyerbeer and choreography by Ballet Arizona’s Nayon Iovino, as well as by Justin Peck and Sir Frederick Ashton. Read More

Oct 22, 2021

Broadway World: Ballet Arizona Presents Annual Gala, DANCE WITH ME/BAILA CON MIGO

Baila Conmigo by Ballet Arizona returns live and in person on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Heard Museum. This much anticipated event is chaired by Janet Melamed and is themed around Ballet Arizona’s upcoming world premiere performance, Juan Gabriel, produced by Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance. Read More

Oct 11, 2021

AZ Big Media: Ballet Arizona’s ‘The Nutcracker’ brings magic to the holidays

Get ready for visions of sugar plums, mouse kings and sparkling Swarovski crystals. Ballet Arizona announced its 36th year of The Nutcracker performances, choreographed by renowned Artistic Director Ib Andersen. The Nutcracker will run from December 10-24 for a total of 15 performances, with afternoon and evening shows at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. All […]