Ballet Arizona hires two new board members

Ballet Arizona recently announced the appointment of two new members to its board — Sarah Kist and Michael Bolar. Ms. Kist, general manager of fossil engineering at Arizona Public Service, and Mr. Bolar, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Stoker Ostler, will aim to preserve Ballet Arizona’s legacy and plan for the organization’s […]

Ballet Arizona offers free class week Jan. 7-11

Ballet Arizona doesn’t think dance is just for its acclaimed company – it’s for everyone. That’s why Ballet Arizona is offering free adult classes from Jan. 7-11. Free classes include three levels of ballet, modern, Horton Technique, American Tribal Style Belly Dance and teen open classes, according to a release. After experiencing Ballet Arizona’s free […]

Contest winners walk on as toy soldiers in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker” will give five children an opportunity to win a walk-on role during one of this season’s performances. The show has a cast of more 150 youth dancers who auditioned for the opportunity to join the professional dancers in the production. “The children whose names are drawn to win this special cast […]

Ballet Arizona’s “The Sleeping Beauty” meets The Phoenix Symphony

Ballet Arizona presents one of the world’s oldest fairy tales, “The Sleeping Beauty,” with a ballet twist. Fairies, princes and nymphs come to life on stage Oct. 25-28 at Symphony Hall with accompaniment from The Phoenix Symphony, according to a press release. The celebrated classic with a kiss, set to the Phoenix Symphony’s live performance […]

Ballet Arizona auditions youth dancers for ‘The Nutcracker’

Ballet Arizona will select 150 children and teens in September who will perform in its holiday production of “The Nutcracker.” Auditions take place 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sept. 9, at Ballet Arizona, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, and are broken down by age and gender. Children must be between the ages of 9-18 or be in […]

Ballet Arizona kicks-off season with Under the Stars showcase

As Ballet Arizona kicks off its 2018-19 season, which offers 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. Community performances take place Sept. 12-15 at four Valley locations. Free and open to the public, […]

School of Ballet Arizona announces audition dates

Ballet Arizona auditions for students interested in training with the School of Ballet Arizona are scheduled for Saturdays, July 21 and Aug. 11. Prospective students age 4 and older are invited to participate in the open auditions. Classes begin Aug. 13. “SBAZ offers students a level of training and performance opportunities that are not widely […]

Flinn Foundation awards Ballet Arizona $100K

Ballet Arizona has announced that it will receive an 18-month Next Steps Grant award in the amount of $100,000 from the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors. The grant will allow Ballet Arizona to conduct an audience and market study to increase understanding in the preferences, expectations and needs of patrons of the ballet’s core creative […]

Live music returns to Ballet Arizona’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Following a one-year hiatus, Ballet Arizona has announced that the Phoenix Symphony will once again perform “The Nutcracker,” restoring live music to the holiday favorite. Residents and visitors will one again have the opportunity to experience two of the Valley’s leading performing arts organizations in grand performance, presented Dec. 8-24 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second Street. “Ballet performed to live music is the art in its greatest form for both the audience and the dancers,” said Samantha Turner, Ballet Arizona’s executive director, in a press release.

Ballet Arizona to host Ballet Under the Stars

With its 2017-18 season getting underway, Ballet Arizona is inviting Valley residents to spend an evening under the Arizona sky as the company continues its 20-year tradition Ballet Under the Stars. Community performances will take place from Sept. 21-30 at five Valley locations, according to a press release. Free and open to the public, Ballet […]