Winter Festival 2017

What: Winter Festival 2017

Where: Paradise Valley Community College

When: December 16th 2017 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Once again, with the “2017 Winter Festival”, sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation, we present an original choreography, by director, Donald Dadey on the Advanced level students. These original choreographed ballets in past performances have featured, to great reviews, such wonderful works as “Exaltation of Angels”, “Solsitice”, “Precipice”, “Encanto” and “Water Dances”. This year Mr. Dadey will present “Songs Without Words” set to the piano peices by Felix Mendelssohn.
As always for the holiday treat of the evening we present “The Nutcracker Suite” where the directors, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey,  present a 1st Act Party Scene, leading into an enchanting Snow Scene. Then on to the exciting and dreamy highlights from Act II. In this act you will see and be delighted by our interpretations of all of the traditional dances, culminating with the solo featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and a rousing finale by the entire cast. Make this part of your Holiday tradition!

Here is the link to purchase tickets for the 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. shows. WINTER TICKETS

Soiree de Ballet 2018

What: Soiree de Ballet 2018

Where: Herberger Theater Stage West

When: Saturday, May 19th 7:00 p.m. and Sunday,  May 20th 2:30 p.m. 

We are happy to return to the Herberger Theater for our 8th season. Our second program of this season is the annual “Soiree de Ballet 2018.” Sponsored by the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation. The evening features the perennial favorite, “The Ballet Class,” where the audience gets a look into the training of a ballet student, from the beginning steps through the Advanced level. we always pride ourselves in presenting am original one-act ballet, which provides an opportunity for the entire school to work in am atmosphere as they would with an actual company. Check back for final updates for which work, choreographed by the directors Donald Dadey and Sibylle Acatos-Dadey is always a fun and enjoyable piece and a must see for all ages!

For the finale to this evening’s performance, we present our highlights from the classical ballet for the upper level students as a true representation of a classic. These ballets are exquisitely re-staged by Sibylle Acatos-Dadey after one f the classical masters. In addition to these wonderful ballets we are delighted to feature choreography from our wonderful faculty with Julia Chacon’s, Flamenco, and Joan Rodriguez-Hernandez, Contemporary Dance.

Robrt L. Pela of the Phoenix New Times wrote “Scottsdale School of Ballet, under the direction of big-deal dance mavens, Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey, has gotten raves for it’s annual “An Evening of Ballet” spring performance at the Herberger.”