The Phoenix Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at the Orpheum Theatre December 15-17 & 21-24, 2017. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, let this magical, authentic production transport you back in time. Let the holidays begin and see why audiences have been raving about Phoenix Ballet!

Welcome to Phoenix Ballet!

Delivering excellence in the performing arts and providing the highest level of dance education in Arizona

Phoenix Ballet (formerly known as Ballet & Friends) is a non-profit organization bringing the beauty and joy of classical ballet productions to Phoenix and locations around the globe.

We believe Ballet enriches and heals the spirit, bringing community and creativity to lives in this outstanding growing city. Phoenix Ballet provides scholarships to the highest caliber of young dancers and produces the finest dances the world stage has ever seen.


Artistic Director

Slawomir Wozinak

Former Principle Dancer of Teatr Wielki in Łódź as well as The National Opera in Warsaw. Slawomir founded “Ballet and Friends” in 1982 (Now Phoenix Ballet) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing only the highest quality ballet education and performance possible.