Ballet Tucson, as an integral part of the arts community, educates, supports, and advances dance as a professional art.


Ballet Tucson provides artistry of the highest quality through professional performance, education, and community outreach.

About Ballet Tucson

Ballet Tucson is a professional company of versatile and beautifully trained artists. Over the years, many of its members have danced professionally with companies of national stature such as American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, Alvin Ailey, Boston Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem, to name just a few.

Each season, the company entertains the Tucson community with historic classics as well as innovative contemporary works, offering something for everyone’s taste. In addition, an exceptional children’s company of more than 100 perform alongside Ballet Tucson’s professionals in family-oriented productions such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Ballet Tucson’s popularity continues to grow, enabling the company to claim its place as the premier professional dance company in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Ballet Tucson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Mary Beth Cabana – Founding Artistic Director
Chieko Imada – Assistant Artistic Director
Thomas Gilliam – Company Manager
Daniel Precup – Ballet Master

Advisory Board

Lavonne Beckford
JoAnn Cowgill
Jory Hancock
James Edwin Kee
Christy Long
Quinta Peterson
Linda Ronstadt
Charles G. Stone II
Tarik H. Sultan
Nina Trasoff


Board of Directors

Scott Brittenham – Chairman of the Board
James P. Allen – President
Kathy Askren – Vice President
Sheri Frey – Vice President
Elizabeth Mikesell – Vice President
Dottie Sutherland – Secretary
Nancy Causbie – Treasurer
Florence Adamson
Deanna Becicka
Danielle Carroll
Susan Causbie-Cowgill
Georgeanne Fimbres
Maxine Goodman
Jim Horvath
Jessica Huber
Valerie Schuyler
Abbott Taylor
Vivian VanPeenen