Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona dancers

About Ballet Arizona:

Arizona Ballet is under the artistic direction of Ib Anderson, previously a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. They are dedicated to bringing both classical ballet and contemporary pieces to Arizona audiences. They also focus on education and community outreach with their ballet school and many community focused events and performances. They believe in the power of art and movement to change lives, provide inspiration, and provoke imagination. They are continually reaching out to those both young and old to bring this provocative art form to audiences.

Along with their seasonal performances, you can also see Arizona Ballet outdoors at one of the Ballet Under the Stars events. These events are free to the public and help bring the experience of a live arts performance to those who might not otherwise get to see the classical arts. And if you are inspired to learn ballet, the official school for Ballet Arizona provides classes for all ages and levels of dance. Even if you aren't yearning to become a professional dancer, you can take classes that stretch you as a dancer and enrich your life. Children as young as 2 can take creative movement classes and adults of any age can come to a variety of classes that include bellydance, flamenco, zumba, jazz as well as ballet. All ballet classes have live piano accompaniment.

Upcoming Shows: 2018/19 Season

December 13 - December 24, 2018

A holiday tradition that never loses its magic or its joy. With characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara's beloved Nutcracker, this ballet is perfect for the whole family.

February 14 - February 17, 2019

These are two separate pieces performed in one evening of seductive ballet. This will be the world premier of The Firebird.

May 2 - May 5, 2019

AZ Ballet is one of a few companies authorized to present this iconic choreographer's works. This production will present three of Balanchine's works.

May 14 - June 1, 2019

AZ Ballet brings its striking works to the desert landscape at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Sit under the stars, in this striking environment, for a special evening of dance.

For a full list of shows, visit the Ballet Arizona website.

Contact Information:


Box Office Phone: 

(602) 381-1096

Center Address: 

2835 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034