Ib Andersen choreography

Behind-The-Scenes of New Moves with Ib Andersen

From fan-favorite Rio marking its return, to the Arizona premiere of a Justin Peck ballet, Artistic Director Ib Andersen takes us behind-the-scenes of the must-see production New Moves, that will kick-off Ballet Arizona’s 2018-2019 season!

Choreographer Justin Peck

Through A Donor’s Eyes: Supporting Contemporary Ballet

Ballet Arizona is bringing Justin Peck’s ballet “In Creases” to Phoenix for the first time. Benefactor Bob Benson shares why Peck’s choreography is important to the dance world and why it’s a must-see for Ballet Arizona audiences.

Fun things to do

Fun Things to Do in Phoenix With Kids

Make new and special memories with your kids this year by surprising them with an activity that they will love. Need some fresh ideas? Here’s a list of seven fun things to do in Phoenix with kids.

modern and contemporary dance

Key Differences Between Modern and Contemporary Dance

Modern dance. Contemporary dance. To the average dance enthusiast, these terms might appear to be synonymous. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Since there seems to be some confusion about what these terms actually mean, we’ve broken down some of the key differences for you below!

A Day in the Life of Company Dancer Rochelle Anvik

From long rehearsal days, yummy vegan food, and 1950’s vintage decor, step into the life of professional ballerina Rochelle Anvik.

New Moves

New Moves: A Modern and Daring Dance Performance

Do you remember the last boring movie you sat through? Eyes glazed, mind wandering, the ending credits couldn’t come quickly enough. Rest assured, this won’t happen when you attend the ballet, because live performance has a beauty that cannot be replicated by anything else.

Education & Community Engagement: Class Act

The arts are important in preparing children to be successful in the world and this very belief serves as the foundation for Ballet Arizona’s Class Act community engagement program. 

Our Favorite Ongoing Arts and Culture Events in Phoenix

Make no mistake, Phoenix is full of lively art and entertainment events-you just need to know where to find them. Creativity is flowing throughout the city and we’re loving it. From art walks to outdoor movie nights, here’s a list of some of our favorite ongoing art and culture events in Phoenix.

Home Sweet Home

The dancers are back in the studios and they are already busy prepping for the upcoming season, but first we caught up with a couple of them to find out what they got up to over the summer.