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Since 2013, we have raised over $100,000 and given back to our dancers for school and financial emergencies.
The mission of the Artist Relief Fund is to provide the dancers of Ballet Arizona financial support in times of injury, personal hardship, and career transitions while sharing meaningful relationships that enrich and educate the community.
Support our dancers during their careers and beyond
Educate and develop new ballet enthusiasts
Consistently produce cutting-edge new works
Strengthen our financial and organizational foundation
ARF was created in 2013 by former BAZ dancers Kenna Draxton and Joseph Cavanaugh.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
ARF assist the dancers for expenses like college tuition, career transition, and financial emergencies
We host a benefit performance each year at the Dorrance Theater
Dancers donate their time and resources to rehearse and produce the entire performance
In our 6 years, we have performed 36 ballets, including 23 world premiers
ARF has raised over $100,000 in donations as of August 2019
ARF has contributed over $40,000 for financial emergencies and college tuition for the dancers