Dance With Me

Ballet Arizona’s Annual Gala and Fundraiser

Text and Photos Courtesy Of Ballet Arizona

Photos from Dance With Me Gala, 2016

Above: Ballet Arizona Dancers, Jillian Barrell and Helio Lima.

On Friday, January 19, Ballet Arizona will honor longtime supporters Rose and Harry Papp with its popular and entertaining fundraising event Dance with Me at Phoenix Art Museum. All proceeds from the event support Ballet Arizona’s beautiful and athletic performances, as well as its education and community outreach programs.

Top, left: Ballet Arizona Dancer, Amber Lewis with Chip Weil. Top, right: Char Hubble. Bottom: Rose and Harry Papp.

The Gala will also spotlight honorary chairs Rose and Harry Papp whose dedication and passion have deeply impacted Ballet Arizona and propel the art organization to where it is today, a nationally acclaimed ballet company.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among the beautiful artwork of Phoenix Art Museum, followed by a brief performance from the Ballet Arizona dancers showcasing their athleticism and dedication to this beautiful and demanding art form.

Above, left: Billie Jo and Judd Herberger. Above, right: Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Harry Fine.

Once the dinner has ended, a live band will take the stage and guests can take the dance floor with the dancers for the remainder of the evening. Tickets for this black tie event begin at $600 and table sponsorships begin at $6,000 for this fun and high energy evening.

Reservations for tickets, sponsorships, and program ads can be purchased by calling Natalie Salvione at 602-343-6522 or at