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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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Sep 16, 2021

Fabulous Arizona Magazine: Ballet Arizona’s Contemporary Moves Debuts

Ballet Arizona opens its 36th season with Contemporary Moves Oct. 29 through Nov. 7 at the company’s intimate Dorrance Theatre in Phoenix. The Dorrance creates an almost immersive experience for audience-goers as they will be closer to the dancers than in any other Ballet Arizona venue. Read more

Sep 15, 2021 Giving Back: Ballet Under the Stars returns with free performances

For the 25th year, Ballet Under the Stars is bringing ballet to the community with four free events at parks around the Valley. The free performances help Ballet Arizona, a Phoenix-based professional dance company and school, give back to the community, thank them for their support and ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience ballet, […]

Sep 14, 2021

Phoenix Business Journal: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awards $123M in grants to Arizona nonprofits

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust on Monday doled out $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits. The trustees met with the CEOs and board chairs of the 71 organizations to thank them for their leadership and work, and wanted to provide a boost of capital through the grants program — known […]