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Ballet Tucson Announces New School Directors, a New Official School Name, and a Special Masterclass Opportunity

Tucson’s only professional ballet company is pleased to announce that their official school has a new name and new directors. Beginning in August, the newly minted School of Ballet Tucson will be led by the accomplished husband and wife team Danielle and Liang Fu.

They join the Ballet Tucson Artistic Staff as School Directors to bring the company’s prestigious training institution into a new era of excellence. They will also be leading dancers with Ballet Tucson’s professional company, adding further excitement to the upcoming 2022-2023 performance season.

“We are thrilled to be the new directors of The School of Ballet Tucson and to be leading dancers with the professional company.” Danielle and Liang Fu share. “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to teach and inspire the next generation of dancers in Tucson and to contribute our artistic abilities and expertise to the company. Our combined 36 years of experience dancing with both international and U.S. professional ballet companies, in addition to our time teaching in the schools of those companies has prepared us well for the new responsibilities we will undertake here in Tucson.”

They add, “We are excited to be joining a school and company that has had a reputation for excellence over the last 36 years and look forward to helping to maintain that standard well into the future. We have found that the community of Tucson is home to many wonderful performing arts organizations and we are proud to be a part of that. We look forward to welcoming even more students to the school as well as helping to grow a larger audience and support base for Ballet Tucson.”

Ballet student dancers ages 11-18 are invited to a day of free Masterclasses taught by Danielle and Liang Fu on Sunday, June 12th at the Ballet Tucson Studios (200 S. Tucson Blvd.). Students will have the opportunity to experience the new School Directors’ teaching and coaching style. Students and their guardians are invited to participate in a post-class Q&A and meet and greet, with the added opportunity to tour the Ballet Tucson facilities. No pre-registration is required and class times are as follows: 11:00 am ages 11-14 and 2:00 pm ages 15-18.

For additional information, please call (520) 623-3373 or email [email protected]

Registration and class information for The School of Ballet Tucson 2022-2023 school year will be available soon. Join Ballet Tucson’s e-newsletter to be the first to receive school and company news: https://ballettucson.org/subscribe/

By Publisher

Robert E. Zucker is publisher of the Entertainment Magazine Online (EMOL.org) web site, launched in 1995. Prior to that, he published several local Tucson, Arizona newspapers from 1978-1994, including Entertainment Magazine (1985), Magazine (1982), Youth Awareness Press (1979), and Youth Alternatives (1978). In the past decade, he has published several books, including "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains," "Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades (V 1-3)," "Kabbalah's Secret Circles," "Twilight of Consciousness," and "Traveling Show." His latest, "Print to Pixels," is in final editing. Through his company BZB Publishing, he has also published books for other local authors.