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School of Ballet Arizona will admit International Students

The School of Ballet Arizona has spent 37 years teaching generations of future ballet professionals in the United States. Now students from overseas will have the opportunity to study under the guidance of Ballet Arizona’s heralded school and artistic staff. The School of Ballet Arizona has received Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) status, which… Read More →

Ballet Arizona presents Western classics with ‘All Balanchine’

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George Balanchine, known as the father of American ballet, broke ground when he put his twist on traditional ballet standards and technique. Ballet Arizona’s own Ib Andersen will present three interpretations of Balanchine’s work during All Balanchine, including two with a very Arizona twist. The heralded artistic director of Ballet Arizona will present five performances of All Balanchine from Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14 at Phoenix Symphony… Read More →

Ballet Arizona puts a twist on classical ballet

by in Experience AZ Magazine

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… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona
by in AZ Business Magazine

Leadership: Samantha Turner, executive director; Christopher J. Marsh, director of finance Website: balletaz.org What it does: The only professional ballet company in the greater Phoenix community that creates, performs and teaches classical and contemporary ballet. How it leads: For the past 15 seasons Ballet Arizona has blossomed under the artistic leadership and vision of Ib… Read More →

Ballet Arizona’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ brings romance to stage

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Prepare to feel the sweeping romance and profound tragedy of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet as Ballet Arizona performs six performances over Valentine’s Day weekend, February 9-12, at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. The ballet, choreographed by Ballet Arizona’s renowned Artistic Director Ib Andersen, is a feast for the eyes and ears with sweepingly regal ballroom scenes, vivacious swordplay and… Read More →

Ballet Arizona’s ‘The Nutcracker’ debuts in December

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Get ready for visions of sugar plums, mouse kings and sparkling Swarovski crystals. Ballet Arizona, is proud to announce its 31st year of The Nutcracker performances, choreographed by renowned Artistic Director Ib Andersen. The Nutcracker will run from December 9 to 24 for a total of 20 performances, with afternoon and evening shows at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. In 2013, The… Read More →

Gala to raise money for Ballet Arizona

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Plans are in the works for Ballet Arizona’s Dance With Me Gala. The event is one of the nonprofit’s largest fundraisers of the season and dedicated to raising money for Ballet Arizona education and community outreach programs. The Friday, January 20, 2017 event will be at the Phoenix Art Museum. A single ticket at the event is $500… Read More →

Ballet Arizona will perform ‘Nutcracker’ Dec. 11-27

The Nutcracker, Ballet Arizona Dancers
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The holiday season is just around the corner and Ballet Arizona has announced its 30th year of The Nutcracker performances, choreographed by renowned artistic director Ib Andersen. The Nutcracker will run from December 11-27 for a total of 20 performances, with afternoon and evening shows at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. In 2013, The New York… Read More →

Ballet Arizona opens with comedic ‘Coppélia’

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Ballet Arizona announced that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is pleased to present this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony… Read More →

Ballet Arizona presents Coppélia

Ballet Arizona has announced that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is presents this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony that catches the… Read More →

Back to the ballpark + more to do this weekend

Fan Fest

Scottsdale Culinary Festival The 37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival takes place this week at various locations throughout Scottsdale. The event is home to over 20 events, 100 restaurants, dozens of chefs, and thousands of guests. This six-day extravaganza has events such as the Burger Battle, Great Arizona Picnic, Southwest Festival of Beers, and more. Scottsdale… Read More →

5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 9-16, 2015

1. “Napoli” premieres in US Ballet Arizona will be the first American ballet company to present “Napoli.” This performance tells the love story of the poor fisherman Gennaro and his beloved Teresina. Teresina is swept away in a great storm. Sea nymphs rescue her, but Gennaro is nowhere to be found. Their love must overcome… Read More →

NB|AZ will air ‘Elevate AZ’ Super Bowl ad

In an effort to promote Arizona and the businesses that impact its communities and citizens, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the airing of its official “Elevate AZ” commercial during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. The commercial is a key portion of NB|AZ’s “Elevate AZ” campaign and will feature three Arizona businesses and two… Read More →

Ballet Arizona Presents the U.S. Premiere of Napoli

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

With the winter presentation of Napoli, Ballet Arizona will become the first American ballet company to perform one of the most renowned ballets by legendary Danish choreographer, August Bournonville. The company is calling Napoli the highlight of the season and is eager to share it with fans of the ballet, new and old. Performances will… Read More →