Since 1985, APS has supported Ballet Arizona in numerous ways, including program grants, event sponsorships and strategic leadership. In recent years, APS has championed our flagship outreach program, Ballet Under the Stars.
For me, ballet has always served as a creative and inspirational outlet. Now, ballet has helped me build a greater community as a young professional in Phoenix.
“My love and passion for the art of ballet exceeds words. Volunteering for Ballet Arizona helps me satisfy that passion.” – Ed Coyoli
Ballet Arizona offers specialized community dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Dance is a stimulating mental activity that connects the mind and body; it breaks isolation and helps to tell stories.
When I first started volunteering at the ballet I used to ask individual dancers what his/her favorite ballet was, and many told me, “Don Q.” When I finally saw the ballet, I loved it. I would enjoy seeing it again. Of course, I may have been brainwashed by the dancers!
It’s your turn to take a bow! Your support gives us strength. Your generosity helps achieve greatness. You make our work on stage and in our community possible. For this and so much more, we thank you.
“Ballet Arizona has grown to become one of the top ballet institutions in America. It has been a great experience to witness the development.” – John and Oonagh Boppart
“We have been delighted to support Ballet Arizona since 1995, after our first season of attendance. The enthusiasm and dedication of the dancers, and in fact, the entire organization has inspired us.” – Phil Haggerty and Edith Goble
I was most touched by the fun the dancers had while performing this piece. It was evident on their faces, and was contagious for the crowd. I know I am not alone when I say Topia is the perfect end to a successful and engaging season!
You have taught me how powerful one person can be. Your contributions inspire our artistic vision and help support Ballet Arizona financially. However, the gift of your time, voice and passion are equally important.