Ballet Arizona Announces 2024-2025 Season

Ballet Arizona Announces 2024-2025 Season

Nationally-Recognized Ballet Company to Present Array of Classic and Powerful Works

PHOENIX – Ballet Arizona, the Valley’s only professional ballet company, promises to excite and inspire audiences with a blend of classical and contemporary ballets during the upcoming 2024-2025 season. During its 39th season, Ballet Arizona will feature the U.S. premiere of Frida, a ballet depicting the life story of the famous painter, Frida Kahlo, the beloved ballet tale, Swan Lake, and many audience favorites, including The Nutcracker.

“We are thrilled to present our 2024-2025 season featuring a highly anticipated U.S. premiere and several iconic ballet classics,” said Ib Andersen. “This season will elevate the ballets we know and love with performances that promise to entertain and transport audiences into a world of fiction and history.”

The new season will kick off with the classic ballet tale of Swan Lake from Oct. 24 through 27 at Symphony Hall. Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony will present the influential story shaped by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking score. Swan Lake is a passionate, romantic tragedy that depicts the heartache and woe of two doomed lovers and the evil forces that come between them.

From Dec. 6 through 24, Ballet Arizona’s beloved production of The Nutcracker will return to Symphony Hall with its heartwarming performance that will be sure to get you rejoicing in the spirit of the holidays. Live music from The Phoenix Symphony will help bring the enchantment and splendor of The Nutcracker to life, alongside Ib Andersen’s dazzling choreography. Ballet Arizona’s production has been named “among the top three in the country” by The New York Times.

Ballet Arizona will present the U.S. premiere of Frida, an extraordinary ballet honoring one of the most impactful artists of the twentieth century, at Symphony Hall from Feb. 13 through 16, 2025. With musical accompaniment from The Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona will perform a powerful retelling of Frida Kahlo’s life story choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The Mexican painter’s motifs, paintings and dreams are reimagined through dance and woven with her story.

Featuring a selection of diverse works from some of the most masterful choreographers of our time, Ballet Arizona’s newest contemporary program, Spring Mix, will take stage at the Orpheum Theatre from March 27 through 30, 2025. This production will feature Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour and other short but dynamic ballets.

The All Balanchine program will present three ballets by renowned choreographer George Balanchine. The lineup includes Western Symphony, Scotch Symphony and Walpurgisnacht from May 1 through 4, 2025 at Symphony Hall.

Ballet Arizona will conclude the 2024-2025 season with Eroica during its annual tradition of ‘An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden’ from May 14 through 31, 2025. Surrounded by the matchless Desert Botanical Garden landscape with the setting sun as a backdrop, Arizonans can expect the unexpected with this evolving ballet that tests your emotional boundaries.

Ballet Arizona would like to thank its Opening Night Series sponsor F. Francis & Dionne Najafi of Pivotal Foundation.


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