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

27th Anniversary

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1
Friday, December 6
– Sunday, December 8

Tickets: $23 & $28
A discount of 20% off will be given to groups of 10 or more.

Experience what the Arizona Republic called “a royally entertaining show” as Ballet Etudes presents its 27th Anniversary production of Nutcracker. Let Clara’s magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy. 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.

Nutcracker Performances
Fri, Nov. 29 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov. 30 @ 2pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov. 30 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sun, Dec. 1 @ 3pm Buy Tickets
Fri, Dec. 6 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec. 7 @ 2pm Buy Tickets
Sat, Dec. 7 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sun, Dec. 8 @ 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 Beauty Ballet Etudes - The Sleeping Beauty

Tickets: $17 & $22
A discount of 20% off will be given to groups of 10 or more.

The timeless fairy tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the evil sorceress Carabosse, over a century of sleep and the awakening kiss of a handsome prince comes to life in this production for all ages. Whether this ballet is your favorite or a first-time discovery, The Sleeping Beauty brings together all of the appeal of classical ballet in one work, set to Tchaikovsky's ravishing score with a wealth of dazzling dance.

2014 Sleeping Beauty Performances
Saturday, April 26 @ 3pm Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 26 @ 7pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 27 @ 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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