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May 17, 2019

Ballet Arizona to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

PHOENIX – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Read More >

Apr 29, 2019

Ballet Arizona Presents Breathtaking Original Eroica in May and June

PHOENIX – Back by popular demand, Artistic Director Ib Andersen will present his masterpiece Eroica for 15 performances from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, June 1. Read More >

Mar 26, 2019

See Three Exquisite Classics from the Father of American Ballet

PHOENIXGeorge Balanchine, known as the father of American ballet, broke ground when he put his twist on traditional ballet standards and technique. Read More >

Mar 21, 2019

Sign Up Now for the School of Ballet Arizona’s Summer School Program

The School of Ballet Arizona is getting kids moving this summer! Students ages 4-14
will learn essential ballet skills and additional dance techniques June 10 through July 5 at Ballet
Arizona’s state-of-the-art dance facility. Read More >

Jan 30, 2019

Ballet Arizona Welcomes New Board Members

Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its board – Sarah Kist and Michael Bolar! Read More >

Jan 9, 2019

The School of Ballet Arizona Bring Dance Education to West Valley

The School of Ballet Arizona will pointe its direction to the West Valley for its spring 2019 semester, beginning January 16. Read More >

Dec 27, 2018

Ballet Arizona Free Class Week Jan. 7-11

Keep your New Year exercise routine en pointe with Ballet Arizona as we kick off the New Year with Free Class Week! Read More >

Dec 18, 2018

Ballet Arizona’s World Premiere of ‘The Firebird’

The past and future collide in one spectacular production for Ballet Arizona’s performances of The Firebird, a completely new production from Artistic Director Ib Andersen, and La Sylphide, one of the world’s oldest ballets. Read More >

Nov 27, 2018

On-stage Experience for Children at Ballet Arizona’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Ballet Arizona is about to make The Nutcracker even more magical for a few lucky children, offering the chance to win one of five once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be part of the magic on stage and behind the scenes – a walk-on role in the production that The New York Times named among the top three in the country. Read More >

Oct 9, 2018

‘The Nutcracker’ Brings Magic to the Holidays with Enhanced Experiences

Get ready for visions of sugar plums, mouse kings and sparkling Swarovski crystals. Ballet Arizona is proud to announce its 33rd year of The Nutcracker performances, choreographed by renowned Artistic Director Ib Andersen. Read More >

Sep 19, 2018

‘The Sleeping Beauty’ Brings True Love’s Kiss to the Stage

One of the world’s oldest fairytales will get a ballet twist when Ballet Arizona brings The Sleeping Beauty to Symphony Hall Oct. Read More >

Aug 23, 2018

‘New Moves’ Provides Fresh Perspective on Classical Ballet

Ballet is a practice steeped in tradition, but Ballet Arizona will bring an edgy viewpoint to the classic dance with New Moves. Read More >

Aug 10, 2018

Ballet Arizona Auditions Aspiring Youth Dancers for “The Nutcracker” Sept. 9

Ballet Arizona will discover the 150 mini professionals-in-the-making that will star in its holiday production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Sept. Read More >

Aug 6, 2018

Ballet Arizona Celebrates 21 Years of Ballet Under the Stars

As Ballet Arizona kicks off its 2018-2019 season, the only professional ballet in the Valley invites residents to spend a relaxing evening under the Arizona sky as the company continues its 21-year tradition, Ballet Under the Stars.  Read More >

Jul 17, 2018

The School of Ballet Arizona announces audition dates; presentations of “Swan Lake” and “Don Quixote”

Ballet Arizona announces the official auditions for students interested in training with the School of Ballet Arizona (SBAZ), the only ballet training program in the state associated with a professional ballet company. Read More >

Apr 9, 2018

Ballet Arizona Introduces Five New Members to Board of Directors

Ballet Arizona is proud to welcome the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Simone Raess, Associate at Snell & Wilmer LLP, Danielle Hazeltine,  Associate at Gallagher & Kennedy, Salvador Avila Bretts-Jamison, Vice President of J.P. Read More >

Apr 2, 2018

Ballet Arizona’s “All Balanchine” to Include Beloved Dancer’s Final Performance with the Company

Ballet Arizona’s All Balanchine lineup includes three mesmerizing ballets by George Balanchine, one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century. Read More >

Mar 27, 2018

Ballet Arizona Reveals Upcoming World Premiere Performance “Eroica” at Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, AZ (March 7, 2018) – Ballet Arizona is thrilled to announce its 2017-2018 season finale production, the world premiere of Eroica, the latest grand work from acclaimed Artistic Director Ib Andersen.  Read More >

Feb 22, 2018

Ballet Arizona’s Spring Performances Will Push Boundaries

Ballet Arizona announced today it will perform their spring presentation of Today’s Masters, a dynamic program of contemporary ballets from Artistic Director Ib  Andersen as well as guest choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, Resident Choreographer of Hubbard  Street Dance, and Ballet Arizona company dancer Nayon Iovino, March 22 – 25, 2018, at Orpheum Theatre. Read More >

Feb 9, 2018

Ballet Arizona To Present World Premiere of “The Firebird”

Phoenix, AZ (February 8, 2018) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce it will present The Firebird, a groundbreaking, dramatic new work from Artistic Director Ib Andersen for the anticipated upcoming 2018-2019 season, generously produced by Barbara and Donald Ottosen.  Read More >

Jan 11, 2018

School of Ballet Arizona to Start Children’s Classes in West Valley

The School of Ballet Arizona will offer classes for ages 3-7, featuring live piano music accompaniment. Children’s Division in West Valley is three levels: Creative Movement (ages 3-4), Primary A (ages 4-6), and Primary B (Ages 6-8). Read More >

Dec 21, 2017

Ballet Arizona Awarded Major Grant from The Flinn Foundation

Phoenix, AZ (December 18, 2017) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce today it has received an 18-month Next Steps Grant award in the amount of $100,000 from The Flinn Foundation Board of Directors. Read More >

Dec 14, 2017

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser to Focus on Supporters and Performers

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance with Me at Phoenix Art Museum. Read More >

Dec 14, 2017

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala – Dance With Me

Phoenix, AZ (December 14, 2017) – Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser to Focus on Supporters and Performers. On Friday, January 19, 2018, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose & Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance With Me at Phoenix Art Museum. Read More >

Nov 6, 2017

Ballet Arizona Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ with Phoenix Symphony

A beloved magical tradition returns this 2017 holiday season with Ballet Arizona’s nationally heralded performances of Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Read More >

Oct 9, 2017

Ballet Arizona Appoints New Board Members – Nina Russell & Seena Ghebleh to Board of Directors

Phoenix, AZ (October 9, 2017) – Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its community Board of Directors, Seena Ghebleh, Associate Attorney at Quarles & Brady LLP, and Nina Russell, In-house Counsel and co-owner of Kleen Concepts.  Read More >

May 2, 2016

Ballet Arizona Sets Stage for 31st Season

Ballet Arizona continues to excite and inspire audiences with its artistic blend of classical and contemporary dance. Now approaching the 2016-2017 season, nationally recognized Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, promises not to disappoint. Read More >

Jul 8, 2013

Ballet Arizona presents Ballet Under the Stars

This September 19 -28, 2013 Ballet Arizona presents the 16th annual Ballet Under the Stars. This ever popular sunset performance series is free and open to the public. Read More >

Jun 13, 2013

2013 – 2014 Season Announced

Ballet Arizona’s 34th Season is highlighted by Classics, Innovations and
the Unveiling of its New Home. Read the Press Release Read More >

Mar 12, 2013

An Interview with Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo

Resident choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alejandro Cerrudo leads Ballet Arizona’s dancers in his untitled World Premiere. Get to know him and his creative process.  Read More >

Mar 12, 2013

Ballet Arizona Dancers in Le Carnaval des Animaux

Ballet Arizona dancers share their experience as animals in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux. Whether an elephant, a lion or a hen, each dancer must exaggerate the animal’s movements.   Read More >
Mar 12, 2013

Costume Designer Fabio Toblini Adds Diversions To His Portfolio

Ib Andersen’s Diversions features the stunning costumes of Desinger Fabio Toblini. Toblini uses a unique technique to create the dancers’ threads. Read More >

Mar 12, 2013

Pre-Performance Chat with Alejandro Cerrudo

Early Director’s Choice ticketholders will have a chance to chat with Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “Top 25 to Watch,” his new ballet will be featured in this performance. Read More >

Mar 5, 2013

Leading Choreographers Arrive in Phoenix for Director’s Choice

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Jan 25, 2013

Ballet Arizona Scholarship Program Honors Foremost Male Dancer in the World

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Jan 14, 2013

Ballet Arizona’s ROMEO & JULIET is the perfect date for Valentine’s Day this February 14-17

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Oct 12, 2012

Ballet Arizona Sparkles For The Holidays

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Oct 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Broke Ground On New Home

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Oct 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Breaks Ground On New Home

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Sep 19, 2012

Ballet Arizona Presents Ballet Under The Stars

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Sep 19, 2012

Local Support For Ballet Under The Stars

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Sep 12, 2012

Ballet Arizona Opens With Stunning Giselle

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Sep 9, 2012

Ballet Arizona Invites Young Dancers To Audition For The Nutcracker September 9, 2012

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Aug 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona Announces New Executive Director

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Aug 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona Welcomes New Executive Director Alison Johnston

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Aug 7, 2012

Ballet Arizona Announces 2012-2013 Season

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Jul 29, 2012

Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony Introduce TRIO

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Aug 1, 2010

Board Chairman Wins Arts Award

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