Student Matinees

Welcome to Ballet Arizona’s

Student Matinee Series!

Arts education can play a critical role in a child’s academic and social development. Our Student Matinee series reaches approximately 7,000 students annually, and, for many, is their first introduction to live performance.  Though the program is known for its popularity among educators and students, in recent years, we have also seen a rising interest among community groups as well.  Ballet Arizona gives these audiences an opportunity to watch ballet in a fully produced theatrical setting at Phoenix Symphony Hall and hopes to inspire them to think beyond boundaries and see what is possible.

Student Matinee attendees will see an excerpt from the full production of the ballet.  The performance will be preceded by a short introduction and will end with a Q&A with the dancers.

Please contact Alexandra Papazian at or call 602.343.6521 for more information.


Please feel free to utilize our viewing guidelines and learning materials with your students before they come to the ballet.  These and other resources can be found under the Teachers and Educators tab.

Making Reservations

Groups (minimum 10) must make reservations in advance in order to attend Student Matinees. No reservations can be accepted by phone, and you must reserve a seat for every member of your group. Reservations are subject to availability due to limited seating.  We recommend reserving your seats as far in advance as possible, as our Student Matinees sell out early.

  1. Click Here to download the editable reservation form.
  2. Email your completed form to
  3. If unable to email, please drop off or mail to:  Ballet Arizona, c/o Alexandra Papazian, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034


Confirmation of your order will be emailed to your group’s contact person upon receipt of your reservation form.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within one week of your order, please contact us.

Additional information, including directions to Phoenix Symphony Hall, parking instructions and study guide materials are located under the Teachers and Educators tab.


Your group is responsible for providing transportation to and from the performance.

Pricing and Payment

  • Students $5
  • Teachers and Chaperones $10
  • Title I discount available

A $5 processing fee is added to each order. Ballet Arizona accepts checks, money orders, credit cards, or school district purchase orders. Please do not send cash. Orders do not need to be prepaid, but orders without payment or a purchase order are not confirmed and seats may be released in the event of a sell-out.