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Ballet Arizona is the talk of the town. Read from our selection of featured reviews, articles, and press releases.

The School of Ballet Arizona presents the World Premiere of Peter and the Wolf

The next generation of dancers and musicians unite to celebrate Ib Andersen’s iconic career at Ballet Arizona. PHOENIX – The School of Ballet Arizona is excited to announce its annual […]

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Dance With Me Gala Raised $530,000

Performances, cocktails, and more highlight the charitable evening on April 5.   PHOENIX – Ballet Arizona hosted its annual Dance With Me Gala on Friday, April 5 at the Phoenix […]

Ballet Arizona’s The Four Seasons Performance Returns

Dynamic Ballet Performance Interprets Spirits of Nature at Desert Botanical Garden PHOENIX – Ballet Arizona’s The Four Seasons, a ballet depicting a journey in movement through spring, summer, autumn and […]

Ballet Arizona Announces Daniela Cardim as New Artistic Director

Ballet Arizona is excited to announce its new artistic director, internationally-acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director and arts leader, Daniela Cardim, who will assume the appointment beginning July 1. Cardim will be the first woman to hold the position and the fourth artistic director for the organization, succeeding Ib Andersen’s 24 years of leadership.

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 […]

‘All Balanchine’ Presents Classics from The Father of American Ballet

Ballet Arizona to stage three masterpieces from legendary choreographer, George Balanchine, May 2-5, 2024 PHOENIX – George Balanchine, known as The Father of American Ballet, established himself as a dance […]

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Native hoop dance coaches preserve history, tradition with new generation

PHOENIX — Indigenous hoop dance combines tradition and history with creativity and individuality. Commonly passed down from one generation to the next, hoop dance is usually taught by a family […]

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‘They would not stop clapping:’ Arizona ballet spotlighting Mexican icon Juan Gabriel breaks records

Luis Javier Corrales turned a small wooden table inside his grandparents’ kitchen in Havana, Cuba into a kid-sized stage with space for one co-star —  a singer from Parácuaro, México […]

Phoenix New Times

Best Outdoor Performance- Round

It’s easy to take the beauty of the Sonoran Desert for granted, surrounded as we are by its alluring textures, colors, and sounds. When Ballet Arizona performed Ib Andersen’s Round […]

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The Chic: Carla Fernández Joins Ballet AZ on Juan Gabriel Production

When a person hears the word “tradition,” they might think of certain foods, places, holidays, heritage, historical events, or maybe even significant pieces of clothing. For world renowned costume and […]

Frontdoors Media

Frontdoors Media: Ballet Arizona Presents ‘Juan Gabriel’

See and feel the iconic music of legendary Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel come to life on stage as never before. Ballet Arizona will celebrate the life and work of the […]

FOX10 Phoenix

FOX10 Phoenix: All Balanchine at Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona holds their final performance of All Balanchine at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix on March 27. FOX 10’s Irene Snyder reports.

AZBigMedia

AZBigMedia: You’ll fall in love with Ballet Arizona’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

What happens when Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix Symphony pair up for a production of Romeo & Juliet? Magic. So much so, you may find yourself asking “Did my heart love till now? […]

AZBigMedia

AZBigMedia: ‘The Nutcracker’ mesmerizes at Ballet Arizona

Having never been to a ballet before, I was skeptical and unsure if I would enjoy such a classic tale told through movement and melody. With that being said, the […]

The ballet herald

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

Filmed in the company’s on-site Dorrance Theatre, Ballet Arizona’s Inspire program fulfills the promise that its title bears. It is not only an exhibit of his company’s technical and theatrical range from […]

AZ Central

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. […]

Phoenix New Times

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 […]

The New York Times

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 […]

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May 30 - 30, 2024

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The Four Seasons

May 31 - 31, 2024

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The Four Seasons

June 1 - 1, 2024

at Desert Botanical Garden

Frida

February 16 - 16, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Frida

February 16 - 16, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Frida

February 13 - 13, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Frida

February 14 - 14, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Frida

February 15 - 15, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Frida

February 15 - 15, 2025

at Symphony Hall

Swan Lake

October 27 - 27, 2024

at Symphony Hall

Swan Lake

October 24 - 27, 2024

at Symphony Hall

Swan Lake

October 24 - 24, 2024

at Symphony Hall

Swan Lake

October 25 - 25, 2024

at Symphony Hall

Swan Lake

October 26 - 26, 2024

at Symphony Hall

Eroica

May 15 - 15, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 14 - 14, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 31 - 31, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 30 - 30, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 29 - 29, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 28 - 28, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 27 - 27, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 24 - 24, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 23 - 23, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 22 - 22, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 20 - 20, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 17 - 17, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Eroica

May 16 - 16, 2025

at Desert Botanical Garden

Spring Mix

March 28 - 28, 2025

at Orpheum Theatre

Spring Mix

March 29 - 29, 2025

at Orpheum Theatre

Spring Mix

March 30 - 30, 2025

at Orpheum Theatre

Spring Mix

March 29 - 29, 2025

at Orpheum Theatre

Spring Mix

March 27 - 27, 2025

at Orpheum Theatre
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