Welcome to 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

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November 18, 2017

2017 Winter Festival

Scottsdale School of Ballet and the Scottsdale Ballet Foundation feature a performance with a “Songs Without Words” a new work by Donald Dadey and the winter favorite, “The Nutcracker Suite” choreographed and staged by Sibylle Acatos-Dadey and Donald Dadey.



October 18, 2017

17 Winter Barnes and Noble Bookfair Fundraiser

Support Scottsdale Ballet Foundation during the annual Barnes and Noble Bookfair fundraiser! We invite you to attend the presentations at the Barnes and Noble store at the 101 and Shea Blvd in Scottsdale on Sunday November 12th at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.


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September 29, 2017

2017 Nutcracker Sweets Tea

Scottsdale Ballet Foundation’s annual fundraiser is featured at the┬ástunningly beautiful Chateau Luxe, with live piano accompaniment and a complimentary mimosa, to welcome you to the event! A special performance by the Scottsdale School of Ballet tops off the entertainment.


Past Performances/Events

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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.



2015 Nutcracker Sweets Tea

On Sunday December 6th 2015, Scottsdale Ballet Foundation held the annual Nutcracker Sweets Tea Fundraiser at the Phoenix Country Club Ballroom.


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