• Fall Classes begin Monday, August 15th.​

  • ​Nutcracker Auditions are Saturday, September 10th.
  • ​6 students prepare for the 2017 YAGP
  • ​***NEW***  Fall Adult morning classes!


Ballet Classes For Kids

Rena Backer,   a member of one of the most prominent and acclaimed families in ballet history, continued in her family's tradition when she founded Rena Backer School of Ballet in​ 2007.

3801 East Shea Blvd.

Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 485-5000


backers of ballet is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose goal is to provide the north valley communities with a professional quality artistic event at little to no expense, making the experience available to people of all ages and backgrounds while providing young local dancers the opportunity to work and perform with professional dancers in front of large audiences. Student dancers, ages 3-adult, from around the valley participate in the production along with outstanding local and national professional dancers. Our 2015 performances helped the Marine Corps. "Toys for Tots" Campaign  to collect over 900 toys to Arizona children. Our morning performance served 1000 students in the Paradise Valley area.