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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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Jun 9, 2021

In Business Magazine: Fun Is Our Business: 10 Companies Tell What It Took to Survive in a Year That’s Been Anything but Fun!

With light beginning to shine at the end of a long tunnel, people across the Valley are beginning to feed their souls with another component that has had to take second seat this past year: fun. Going to the movies, to the ballgame, to a fine restaurant; adventuring in a hot air balloon, a raceway, […]

May 21, 2021

Phoenix Youth Symphony, Ballet Arizona to kick off performances | FOX 10 News

As in-person performances return following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, two youth arts organizations in the Valley are collaborating for the first time to present Swan Lake at Desert Botanical Garden. FOX 10 photojournalist Brian Kae has more. Watch the news story.  

May 13, 2021

The Ballet Herald: Desert Botanical Garden: Site to Ballet Arizona’s Return to In-Person Performances

One year after is cancellation, Ballet Arizona will finally premiere Ib Andersen’s The Four Seasons at Desert Botanical Garden on May 18th and will be presented Tuesdays through Saturdays until June 5th . Read the full article