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 direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer, Ib Andersen, who was a principal dancer with the legendary George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet for more than a decade.

Ib joined Ballet Arizona as Artistic Director in 2000 and has introduced Ballet Arizona to artistic capabilities never before seen in our state.

– 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?

Welcome to Ballet Arizona's official website!