Rena Backer Ballet Studio presents The Nutcracker Ballet production

Rena Backer Ballet Studio will present its 10th annual production of The Nutcracker ballet on Dec. 8-9. Under the artistic direction of Rena Backer, the performance is a partnership with the Military Assistance Mission to benefit military families in the state, according to a press release. According to the release, Mrs. Backer is a member […]

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 […]

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.