Spring Arts Calendar: Best Live Performances Coming Up This Year

As champions for the arts, we are overjoyed by the many live performances coming up this Spring. The ASU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble are back at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for performances in January and April.

A Russian Fairy Tale: The Firebird Story

Take a sneak peek at Ib Andersen’s highly anticipated new ballet “The Firebird” and learn all about the original fairy tale story!

Community Angel Night 2018

Ballet Arizona opened the doors of Symphony Hall to children and families from across the Valley to celebrate our favorite holiday tradition!

the nutcracker ballet

Nutcracker Ballet: The History You Didn’t Know

Today, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular ballet performances in the world. But you may be surprised that critics in the 1800s and composer Pytor Tchaikovsky would’ve never predicted this. Here are some additional facts about The Nutcracker ballet you may not know.

Snowflakes. Ballet Arizona. The Nutcracker. Ib Andersen

What Nutcracker Character Are You?

From the sweet Sugar Plum Fairy to the mischievous Mouse King, find out who your holiday alter ego is from Ballet Arizona’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker!

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”.

Popular Pieces of Music From The Nutcracker

If listening to Waltz of the Flowers doesn’t make you want to get up and waltz around the room, we don’t know what else will. This music is very graceful and symbolizes the splendor and grandeur of the Kingdom of the Sweets with hints of flute, bassoons, horns and a variety of other instruments.