200 S. Tucson Blvd.
It takes a strong presence to win the nickname “Tucson’s Dance Company,” but Ballet Tucson has been building its stellar reputation for more than 30 years. With a seasonal rotation, Ballet Tucson wows local audiences by dancing both historic classics and innovative modern works. The only professional ballet company in town—that means they pay their dancers—the troupe has in recent years danced the work of the revered George Balanchine as well as contemporary dances by the likes of Christopher Wheeldon. And more than stunning on stage, this nonprofit also hosts dance workshops and classes for local kids. Many of the studio’s well-trained students have gone off to professional careers, at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boston Ballet and other respected troupes. COVID-19 shut down the fall schedule, but Tucson dance fans are hoping for a comeback in the New Year.
2. Ballet Folklorico Tapatio