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.

Becoming Aurora

Princess Aurora is one of the most iconic roles a ballerina can perform during their career. So we sat down with Ballet Arizona company dancers Jillian Barrell, Arianni Martin, and Mimi Tompkins, all of whom will take the stage as the fairy tale princess in The Sleeping Beauty.

Princess Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Arizona

The Rich & Famous: The Sleeping Beauty Edition

Your who’s who guide to the characters of The Sleeping Beauty who will be gracing the stage of Symphony Hall in Downtown Phoenix on October 25th – 28th!

The Sleeping Beauty. Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona.

Behind The Scenes of The Sleeping Beauty with Ib Andersen

Artistic Director Ib Andersen shares his thoughts on the best classical fairy tale ballet of all time “The Sleeping Beauty.”

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.

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5 Benefits of Attending a Ballet Show in Arizona

Whether you’re off to the movies, going to a concert with friends, or heading to a sports games, there are so many options when it comes to entertainment.

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.

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.

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What to Wear to the Ballet

Preparing to attend your first ballet performance can be intimidating. You’ve narrowed it down to a single production, purchased tickets and maybe even read the dancers’ bios. Now, there’s only one thing left to do: figure out what to wear.