Pulling Back the Curtain

Our Mission

At Ballet Arizona, our mission is to ignite the human spirit through the magic of dance.

Our vision is ballet for everyone.

Just three little words that encompass infinitely more. We aspire to break down barriers, ignite imaginations, and inspire a lifelong love of ballet and dance. Our goal is to make the art of ballet accessible to everyone through dance education, expansion of facilities, and programming that resonates with all Arizona audiences.


Learn more about our core values below.


We lead by example and hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence.


We make art happen, no matter what obstacle we face.


We are innovative, visionary, and forward thinking.


We cultivate a space in which individuals are met with kindness and respect.


We are grateful for each other and those touched by our mission

Nurturing People

We develop and grow the talent in our organization and in our community.

Becoming a Company

Founded in 1986, Ballet Arizona has become the southwest’s premier professional ballet company.  The company today consists of nearly 30 dancers under the new artistic direction of internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and arts leader, Daniela Cardim. Ballet Arizona is excited to follow her lead to the future of dance in Arizona.

– Ballet Arizona Guest

Make an Impact

Donors are the heart of our organization. Each instance of support, from donations to volunteering, supports a company of dedicated dancers, dance education and community initiatives all year long. Ready to make a donation?

Join Ballet Arizona for Nutcracker in July!