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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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Aug 12, 2020

Paradise Valley Independent: ‘Ballet Arizona welcomes Marquez, Felix as new directors’

Ballet Arizona hired two new directors, Leslie Marquez as marketing director and Karina Felix as its finance director. “We are thrilled to bring Leslie and Karina on board to head up Ballet Arizona’s marketing and finance departments,” said Samantha Turner, executive director at Ballet Arizona, in a prepared statement. Click here to read full article.

Jul 28, 2020

KJZZ: ‘Phoenix, Tucson And Flagstaff Groups Get National Arts Grants’

More than a million dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds will help 16 nonprofit arts groups in Arizona. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the awards to help organizations cover staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel and facilities costs. Click here to read full article.

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 […]