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Scottsdale Ballet Foundation

The Scottsdale Ballet Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization promoting and presenting student ballet performances, furthering the availability of quality dance training in our community, and enhancing appreciation for classical ballet in our community.



Scottsdale Ballet Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Contributions pay for youth ballet performances, master classes, and ballet study scholarships.
Your donation is tax-deductible!

Recent News & Events


Nutcracker Sweets Tea 2019- December 15th

The Scottsdale Ballet Foundation is once again holding the best Nutcracker Sweets Tea in the Valley! Save the date for the wonderful event with a full 3 Plated Tea Service, crafts for the little ones and featuring a special holiday performance by the students of the Scottsdale School of Ballet. The event will be held […]

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2019 Winter Festival – December 21st

Scottsdale Ballet Foundation presents the Scottsdale School Ballet The Scottsdale School of Ballet’s  “2019 Winter Festival”,will be presented on December 21st at a 1:00 p.m. matinee and 6:00 p.m. evening performnace at the Paradise Valley Community College, Center for the Perfomrming Arts. Sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation will feature a World Premiere by Donald […]

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    2019 Soiree de Ballet

    The 2019 Soiree de Ballet was presented at the Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts. Scottsdale School of Ballet danced, “The Ballet Class”, “The Enchanted Room” and “La Bayadere Act II”. Also on the program were Flamenco and Contemporary works.

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    2016 Soiree de Ballet

    On May 21st & 22nd 2016, Scottsdale Ballet Foundation presented 2016 Soiree de Ballet: The Ballet Class La Boutique Fantasque Paquita, with guest artist Shea Johnson.

Scholarship Testimonials

I would like to sincerely thank you for Khandis' opportunity to audition for Scottsdale Ballet Foundation SI Scholarship. We are very grateful for the generous award she has been given. What a great program and opportunity your foundation has for ballet families during SI season.
Again, thank you very much. It is going to be a huge help for our family. What a great program and opportunity your foundation has for ballet families during SI season, especially for families with two dancing ballerinas like us."
Thank you again!

Melendie Pettingill

I was chosen to receive the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation Summer Scholarship this year, and I am writing this letter to express my sincerest thanks to you for providing this scholarship. I was very excited to receive my award and letter.
It is an honor to be recognized for my hard work, and receiving this scholarship motivates me to continue to strive for excellence. I will be attending the Scottsdale School of Ballet Summer Program for all four weeks.

Sarah Broders

Thank you so much for the extremely generous scholarship that you have awarded me with. I appreciate that you have recognized me with this honor and I am very thankful for your generosity.
I am very excited to be attending the Texas Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive as well as doing two weeks of the Scottsdale School of Ballet intensive. I am looking forward to working hard this summer and continuing to strive towards my goal of becoming a professional dancer. Thank you again for recognizing me and my hard work!

Julia Taravella

Thank you again for the scholarship toward my summer ballet training. I had an amazing time in Houston! Having been able to participate in the Houston Ballet summer intensive helped me achieve my goal of being accepted to Pacific Northwest Ballet as an upper level pre-professional student.

Gabriella Keski