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 […]

Paradise Valley resident appointed to Ballet Arizona board

Ballet Arizona appoints Daryl G. Weil to its board of directors, according to a recent announcement. A Paradise Valley resident since 1991, Ms. Weil ran Daryl Weil Designs, an interior design firm in New York, Michigan and Arizona before retiring in 2000. She has a history of serving on the board of some of the Valley’s foremost nonprofits.

Nationally-recognized Ballet Arizona presents an array of works for 2017-18

Approaching the start of the 2017-18 season, Ballet Arizona continues to excite and inspire audiences with its artistic blend of classical and contemporary dance, presented by internationally-recognized Artistic Director, Ib Andersen. The only professional company to be heralded by The New York Times, as among the best in the nation, Ballet Arizona has a full line up beginning in October with “Swan Lake.” The Phoenix Symphony will join Ballet Arizona for two performances, Swan Lake and Cinderella, enriching the experience with live music and providing patrons the opportunity to enjoy two of the Valley’s premier arts organizations simultaneously, according to a press release.

School of Ballet Arizona announces opportunity for international students to attend, study under artistic staff

The School of Ballet Arizona announces that international students will now have the opportunity to study under the guidance of its heralded school and artistic staff. After 37 years teaching generations of future ballet professionals in the US, the School of Ballet Arizona received Student and Exchange Visitor Program status that allows non-immigrant foreign exchange […]

Ballet Arizona to showcase modern, original works

Ballet is a practice steeped in tradition, but Ballet Arizona will bring an edgy viewpoint to the classic dance with Today’s Masters. The series of modern works will showcase original choreography from Thursday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 at Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. Today’s Masters puts acclaimed choreographers in the spotlight for a program of creative and diverse works appealing to a range of interests, according to a press release.

Paradise Valley Rotary Club lends support to Ballet Arizona

Instead of its regular club meeting on Wednesday, March 9, members of the Paradise Valley Rotary Club went for a special tour of the studios of Ballet Arizona in Phoenix. The Rotary Club made a $5,000, five-year commitment to support the company’s New Works Initiative to ensure that Ballet Arizona will perform special works annually […]

Fennemore Craig attorney elected vice chair for Ballet Arizona

James Lee, chair of the Fennemore Craig’s Estate Planning and Probate practice, has been elected vice chair of Ballet Arizona. “The firm’s culture is centered around our colleagues’ commitment to serving the community,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Jim on his recent appointment to Ballet Arizona and his dedication to […]