Ballet Arizona to receive $30K grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Ballet Arizona will receive a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its annual community outreach performance series, Ballet Under the Stars. According to a press release, more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019 was disbursed to organizations, including […]

Ballet Arizona will present: ‘Eroica’ in May and June

Ballet Arizona continues its yearly tradition, An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden as artistic director Ib Andersen presents: Eroica. Returning for the sixth year, there will be 15 performances from Tuesday, May 14 to Saturday, June 1, in the setting of Desert Botanical Garden, according to a press release stating that all performances begin at […]

Ballet Arizona to perform George Balanchine’s work

Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen will present three interpretations of ballet choreographer George Balanchine’s work during All Balanchine, including one Ballet Arizona hasn’t performed yet. Mr. Andersen is one of only a handful of artists worldwide the Balanchine Trust entrusts to stage these works, according to a press release. Ballet Arizona will present five […]

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 […]