The Nutcracker

What is The Nutcracker Ballet About?

The Nutcracker ballet is based on two tales: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by German author E.T.A. Hoffman and a French version of this tale, The Nutcracker of Nuremburg, written by Alexander Dumas Pere.

Your Ballet Arizona 101 Guide to “The Nutcracker”

The holiday season is officially here! So here is your 101 guide to everything you need to know about attending Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker”.

Continuing To Thrive: A Letter From Executive Director Samantha Turner

Executive Director Samantha Turner, discusses our entrepreneurial approach to not only surviving but thriving as a performing arts organization in our community.

Ballet Arizona Nutcracker

Your 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season right around the corner, we put together the ultimate Ballet Arizona gift guide so that you can share the magic of ballet with friends and family throughout the year!

danceAZ: An Initiative to Strengthen Arizona Arts Education

This fall, we are partnering with six under-served schools across the Valley, and establishing mini-residency programs. Over the course of 12 classes, 3rd -5th grade students, are going to be introduced to ballet and work with our professional and studio company dancers.

Good Ballet Stretches

4 Good Ballet Stretches to Increase Flexibility (Video)

Stretching is the best way to warm up your muscles before any type of exercise. It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to ballet or a seasoned pro, every dancer should begin with a few stretches to loosen up before class, rehearsal, or a performance.

Do’s and Don’ts of Dance: Creating Great Choreography

There are many unexpected benefits of ballet classes for kids beyond the obvious technique side of it. Here’s what we found with our students.

Ballet Classes for Kids, Rosalie O'Connor

6 Unexpected Benefits of Ballet Classes for Kids

There are many unexpected benefits of ballet classes for kids beyond the obvious technique side of it. Here’s what we found with our students.

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Ib Anderson’s The Sleeping Beauty is filled with just the right amount of vivid colors and storybook charm. Pair that with an iconic score and you’ve got a recipe that is sure to sweep you off your feet.

New Works Initiative

Since the launch of the New Works Initiative, Ballet Arizona has brought over 15 ballets to Phoenix. Learn how our company is preserving the traditions of classical ballet while continuing to bring innovation to the art form.