Fighting Parkinson’s with Ballet

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.

Prima Circle Member Spotlight: Kate Groves

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!

Top 10 Donor Moments from Our 2016-2017 Season

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.

Donor Spotlight: John & Oonagh Boppart

“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

Donor Spotlight: Phil Haggerty & Edith Goble

“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

An Evening Celebrating “Topia”

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!

The Power of You – with Samantha Turner

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.

The Personal is Political – by Hannah Cooper

The personal is political. Personal choices and experiences do not happen in a vacuum. They are shaped by the political and social environment in which they live. Additionally, they shape the narrative of future discussions, analysis, and actions.

An Evening with Today’s Masters

Breathing life into original choreography requires a gift of artistry, vision and execution, all within the realm of infinite patience. No one does this better than our Artistic Director Ib Andersen!

Dance with Me Gala 2017

From the moment you walked into the lobby, you could feel the energy in the room. Friends, old and new, mingled with Company dancers who were excited to enjoy an evening wearing gowns and jackets instead of pointe shoes and tights.