Celebrating 20 Years of Evolution & Artistry

Executive Director, Samantha Turner, touches on Ib Andersen’s 20 years as Artistic Director of Ballet Arizona, a tenure that has transformed the company.

2019 Fan Fest Highlights

From mini ballet classes taught by company dancers to a freeze dance competition, check out highlights from Ballet Arizona’s first ever Fan Fest!

Free Family Events

Ballet Under the Stars: The Highlights

As Ballet Arizona celebrates 22 years of Ballet Under the Stars, we are sharing some of our favorite performance memories from over the years!

Ballet 101: Pas de Deux Breakdown

From Swan Lake to The Nutcracker, the grand pas de deux represents some of the most iconic moments in ballet, so we broke down the most difficult and coveted part of a ballet just for you!

A Bittersweet Goodbye

As the curtain closes on our 2018 – 2019 season, it is time to say goodbye to some of our beloved company dancers. We sat down with Mimi Tompkins, Amber Lewis, Jackson Dwyer, and Anna Grunewald, and talked about their time at Ballet Arizona and what they are all up to next!

In The Spotlight: Tracy Olson

Hear from Contemporary Council Chairwoman, Tracy Olson, about fostering a passion for ballet among a new generation of patrons.

The Power of New Works

Executive Director, Samantha Turner, shares the impact new works have on ballet in today’s world and the critical role they play at Ballet Arizona.

Dancing Across The Valley

How Ballet Arizona and Estrella Mountain Community College are Bridging the Regional Divide to Increase Dance Opportunities in the West Valley.

Ballet Education & You

Executive Director Samantha Turner discusses the incredible impact our donors made this past fall on five schools across the Valley through danceAZ.

Foundation Highlight: Barbara & Donald Ottosen

We celebrate longtime patrons and supporters of Ballet Arizona, whose generosity has made “The Firebird” a reality!