Prima Circle Evening

Ballet Arizona hosts dancers, patrons at annual event

Ballet Arizona hosted its annual donor appreciation event Feb. 2. More than 100 donors attended the 2018 Prima Circle Evening at Ballet Arizona’s home on Washington Street in Phoenix. The exclusive evening is a benefit to members of the ballet’s Prima Circle family of donors.

Guests mingled with dancers and other patrons over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres catered by Fabulous Food. After the reception, Prima Circle chair Kate Groves led a formal presentation on the origins of Cinderella, featuring Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona artistic director, and Steven Moeckel, Phoenix Symphony concertmaster. The evening concluded with dessert, Champagne and conversation.

Prima Circle members support Ballet Arizona and The School of Ballet Arizona by donating $1,500-plus each year, contributing more than $1 million annually. Members enjoy exclusive events with behind-the-scenes access to rehearsal viewings, meet and greets with dancers and artistic staff, backstage tours and events such as Prima Circle Evening.


Tammy McLeod, Kate Groves and John Hamilton

Willie Ross, dancer Ricardo Santos and Al Ross

John and Oonagh Boppart

Betsy Curley, Kathryn Heffernan and Adam Rosenberg

Dancer Ricardo Santos, Steven Moeckel and Jan and Gary Septon

Mary and Jeff Ehret

Debra Goodin and Deborah Cookson

Kate Groves and Adrienne Schiffner

Halina Jarosz-Renaus and Barry Renaud

Bob and Ann Kramer with Michael Beaudreau

Sharron Lewis and Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona artistic director

Jill and Timothy Russell

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