Ballet Etudes

About Ballet Etudes

Created in 1986 by Sharon Seder Meko, Ballet Etudes fulfills the artistic needs of serious young dancers who desire performing opportunities of the highest caliber. The studio aims to realistically duplicate the experiences of a professional ballet company for dancers ages 9 to 18. Under the guidance of its professional staff, Ballet Etudes is dedicated to providing the highest quality in dance education and optimum performing opportunities for its members. Company members are selected through open auditions by a panel of adjudicators and once chosen are held to the standards of a professional company.

The performance schedule of Ballet Etudes includes its popular productions of The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Additionally, the company has performed with The Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Boys Choir, The Phoenix Girls Chorus and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony among others.

For more information visit: www.balletetudes.net

Our History

Ballet Etudes was created by Sharon Seder Meko in 1986 to fulfill the artistic needs of serious young dancers who desire performing opportunities of the highest caliber. Company members are selected through open auditions by a panel of adjudicators each August, and if selected, the dancers strive to meet the same high artistic standards of a professional company in their dance training, rehearsals and performances. The Artistic Staff offers young dancers an opportunity for expert training and stage experience under professional guidance. Ballet Etudes is not only proud of the excellence of its dancers but of its strong financial stability. As a result of the solid management of its Board of Trustees, Ballet Etudes has sole ownership of its sets, properties and costumes. The company also receives generous contributions from local corporations, businesses and private patrons.

The performance schedule of Ballet Etudes includes its popular productions of The Nutcracker, which has been taken on tour to Prescott, Peter Pan and Cinderella. Additionally, the company has performed with The Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Boys Choir, The Phoenix Girls Choir, Valley Youth Theatre, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and at a Phoenix Suns game, the Arizona Renaissance Festival and an Arizona Opera gala.

"When looking for dancers in the Phoenix valley, Ballet Etudes is my first choice!"

- Lawrence Golan, Resident Conductor, The Phoenix Symphony

Ballet Etudes - NUTCRACKERBallet Etudes - Nutcracker

28th Anniversary

Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30
Friday, December 5
– Sunday, December 7

Tickets: $25 & $29
A discount of 20% off will be given to groups of 10 or more.

Let the Holiday-favorite story of Clara’s magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in “…a royally entertaining show…” (The Arizona Republic). A feast for the eyes and ears with colorful and imaginative costumes paired with Tchaikovsky’s original score, Ballet Etudes’ Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Backstage tours are available following most performances.

Nutcracker Performances
Fri, Nov. 28 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov. 29 @ 2pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov. 29 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sun, Nov. 30 @ 3pm Buy Tickets
Fri, Dec. 5 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec. 6 @ 2pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec. 6 @ 7pm
*Patrons are encouraged to arrive an hour before show time due to the expected crowds for the Tumbleweed Tree Lighting ceremony in Downtown Chandler.
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Sun, Dec. 7 @ 3pm Buy Tickets

Founded in 1986, it is the intent of Ballet Etudes to realistically duplicate the experiences of a professional ballet company for serious young dancers. Under the guidance of its professional staff, Ballet Etudes is dedicated to providing the highest quality in dance education and optimum performing opportunities. The performance schedule of Ballet Etudes includes its popular productions of The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, and Cinderella.

More…

www.balletetudes.net

Ballet Etudes - The Sleeping BeautyBallet Etudes’ Cinderella

Tickets: $16 & $22
A discount of 20% off will be given to groups of 10 or more.

The classic tale of beautiful Cinderella, her clumsy step-sisters, a magical Fairy Godmother, and a handsome Prince comes to life in Ballet Etudes’ fan-favorite production. With magical sets and costumes and original choreography set to Prokofiev’s breathtaking score, this production of Cinderella will leave you believing in magic. Backstage tours are offered following most performances.

Cinderella Performances
Saturday, April 25 @ 2pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 25 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 26 @ 3pm Buy Tickets

It is the intent of Ballet Etudes to realistically duplicate the experiences of a professional ballet company for serious young dancers. Under the guidance of its professional staff, Ballet Etudes is dedicated to providing the highest quality in dance education and optimum performing opportunities for its members.

More…

www.balletetudes.net

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