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Ballet Arizona’s 2023-2024 Season

Ballet Arizona has announced the schedule for its 38th season, including several beloved audience favorites and an exciting all-new world premiere production by artistic director, Ib Andersen.

The Valley’s only professional ballet company will perform a blend of both classical and contemporary ballets during its 2023-2024 season, kicking off in September. “This is a season you won’t want to miss,” says Ib Andersen, artistic director, in a press release. “Our 2023-2024 season promises to inspire, entertain and showcase the growing artistic excellence Ballet Arizona has to offer. We cannot wait for you to see what we have in store for you this season.”

Ballet Arizona’s 2023-2024 season:

Ballet Under the Stars: September 2023

Presented by the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation

Ballet Under the Stars promises an evening of fun suitable for the entire family. Guests bring chairs, blankets and picnics to experience the beauty of dance in outdoor parks across the county. The dates and locations of these free performances will be announced in Summer 2023.

Juan Gabriel: Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2023, Symphony Hall

Produced by Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance
Choreography: Ib Andersen

Step back in time to the Mexican singer songwriter’s 1990 concert at Bellas Artes, filled with vibrant costumes, dynamic choreography, and the passionate music of Juan Gabriel.

The Nutcracker: Dec. 8 to Dec. 24, 2023, with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Choreography: Ib Andersen
Music: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Ballet Arizona returns to Symphony Hall in grand fashion with this holiday classic. Celebrate the joy and wonder of the season with Andersen’s The Nutcracker as Tchaikovsky’s score is masterfully performed by The Phoenix Symphony.

Moving Movies Photo credit: Michael Higgins

Moving Movies: Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, 2024, with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Choreography: Ib Andersen

This world premiere of Moving Movies will take you on a journey through the movies, featuring powerful music and stunning visuals that will entertain your senses.

Contemporary Moves: March 28 to March 31, 2024, Orpheum Theatre

Choreography: Ib Andersen, Nayon Iovino and Paul Taylor

During Contemporary Moves, don’t miss the return of Andersen’s Rio, set to music by Philip Glass and inspired by Brazilian culture through the dynamism of samba. Experience the Arizona Premiere of Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera: a sensual exposé of tango reinterpreted and reimagined with modern dance. Witness Resident Choreographer Nayon Iovino’s newest work, which will finish off this evening of exquisite dancing.

All Balanchine: May 2 to May 5, 2024, with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall

Produced in part by Bob Benson
Choreography: George Balanchine

All Balanchine will present three ballets by the Father of American Ballet, George Balanchine: Divertimento No. 15, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; La Valse, music by Maurice Ravel; and Symphony In Three Movements, music by Igor Stravinsky.

The Four Seasons: May 15 to June 1, 2024, Desert Botanical Garden

Tuesday through Saturdays, 8 p.m. nightly
Choreography: Ib Andersen

Set to Vivaldi’s iconic score, take a journey in movement through spring, summer, fall, and winter, featuring costumes designed and hand painted by Andersen, with the backdrop of the matchless desert landscape and the setting sun.

For tickets to Ballet Arizona’s 2023-2024 season, visit

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