George Balanchine’s Agon ballet performed by Ballet Arizona featuring Natalia Magnicaballi

Which Balanchine Ballet Are You?

From neoclassical to Broadway, the Father of American Ballet really did it all. Take our quiz and find out which iconic Balanchine ballet you are!

History of Ballet Costumes

History of Ballet Costumes

Picture a ‘typical’ ballet dancer. Do tights, pointe shoes, and tutus come to mind? While these elements may seem standard, they haven’t always appeared in dance productions — nor are they critical to modern ballet. Their evolution, however, can tell us a lot about the history and future of dance.

Your Guide to the Ballet Coppélia

Your Guide to the Ballet Coppélia

Here is everything you need to know about the comedic and romantic ballet, Coppélia!

Company Connection: Meet Colleen Buckley & Serafín Castro

Meet Ballet Arizona dancers Colleen Buckley and Serafín Castro and hear all about their pre-performance rituals and what they get up to outside the studio!

Adaptive Dance Ballet Arizona

The Transformative Power of Dance

Take a look at Ballet Arizona’s Adaptive Dance for Down Syndrome program that is helping transform Valley students’ relationships with the performing arts.

4 Tips for Improving Your Ballet Arch  

4 Tips for Improving Your Ballet Arch

Watching our dancers as they perform on stage, you will notice that they all have beautiful ballet feet with extremely high arches. While it might seem like our dancers were born with feet like this, they weren’t. Many of them had to work to increase their arch.

Most Famous Classical Ballet Performances

Most Famous Classical Ballet Performances

Dance enthusiasts who want to try something new may want to consider trying flamenco dancing. Learn more about this dance style and see why it is so popular among dancers of all ages and skill levels.

In The Spotlight: Gwen Hillis

Ballet Arizona Chairman Emerita, Gwen Hillis, shares what has inspired her support and advocacy for ballet for over 20 years.