SBAZ at Home

The School of Ballet Arizona has open classes on Zoom. Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular, it’s time to twinkle those toes!

Ballet 101: History of Pointe Shoes

The pointe shoe is a fairly new concept given the long history of ballet as an art form. From heeled shoes to the slipper wrapped in satin, we are walking you through the history of the pointe shoe.

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.

Gwen’s Angels: 1999-2000 Ballet Crisis

Chairman Emerita Gwen Hillis, shares the story of how Ballet Arizona was saved from closing its doors 20 years ago.

Designing Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Costumes

Ballet Arizona is giving you a sneak peek at the enchanting, new costumes designed by Fabio Toblini for the beloved Shakespearean classic.

Art in the 48 – Ballet Arizona Feature

Jillian Barrell & Nayon Iovino were recently featured in the PBS program “Art in the 48.” Take a peek into their daily lives and hear about what it is really like to be a professional dancer.

The Composer Series: A Look at Mendelssohn

Whether or not the name Mendelssohn strikes a chord with you, you most certainly know his music. Join us as we take a look at the life and work of one of the most popular composers of the Romantic era.