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: 2019/20 Season

September 26 - September 29, 2019

Enjoy an evening of contemporary works at the season opening for Arizona Ballet. You'll see works by some of the best choreographers to date.

October 24 - October 27, 2019

This work will be accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony at the Symphony Hall. It is a tale of love, loss, and overcoming trials and tribulations and one that embraces traditional Romanticism.

December 13 - December 24, 2019

This seasonal tradition continues for the holiday season. Tchaikovsky's music brings all kinds of characters to life in this performance featuring 150 performers and 100,000 Swarovski crystals.

February 13 - February 16, 2020

This work will be accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony at the Symphony Hall. This Shakespearean tale is brought to life with lush sets and beautiful and fanciful costumes. Illusions and dreams are brought to life.

May 7 - May 10, 2020

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 19 - June 6, 2020

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