New Works

What is the New Works Initiative?


  • Bringing dance to NEW locations like Desert Botanical Garden
  • Providing choreographers opportunities to create NEW ballets
  • Bringing NEW ballets to Arizona audiences for the first time
  • Contributing to the advancement of ballet as an art form


Your contributions to Ballet Arizona’s New Works Initiative support the creative vision of Artistic Director Ib Andersen and expands the repertoire for the Company. This funding is crucial to our stability and growth.

The world premiere of Eroica, or the critically-acclaimed Round at Desert Botanical Garden show the impact of these gifts. Ib Andersen’s Firebird – the reinvention of a classic or contemporary ballets by choreographers such as Justin Peck, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Nayon Iovino are examples of how we invest these generous contributions back into our art form.

For more information, get involved in our New Works Initiative, please contact Jami Kozemczak, our Director of Development, at 602.343.6520 or at