3801 East Shea Blvd.

Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 485-5000


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.


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.

  • Our annual Spring Concert is Stars and Stripes. We will be performing Saturday, May 28th at Paradise Valley High School (3950 East Bell Road) at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. $15 per person at the door.

  • Master Class Week is with Jordyn Richter, who just completed her 9th season with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet out of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. is Monday June 6th-June 10th.