Convergence Ballet

CBC is a non-profit summer season ballet company serving the arts community in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Our mission is to celebrate the union of mind, body, emotion and talent.

We inspire through the beauty of movement and music.602-957-3364 Founded by Jennifer Cafarella to rid the summer danceless drought.

Operating as usual

04/20/2021

Announcing

Convergence Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Phoenix partnership

The Professional Program

Train with Convergence Ballet Artists and Choreographers

Accepting audition videos and live auditions

[email protected]

#professional #training #arts #worldballet #balletlife #abtcurriculum #vaganova #workhard #centralphoenix #arizona

Announcing

Convergence Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Phoenix partnership

The Professional Program

Train with Convergence Ballet Artists and Choreographers

Accepting audition videos and live auditions

[email protected]

#professional #training #arts #worldballet #balletlife #abtcurriculum #vaganova #workhard #centralphoenix #arizona

Photos from Convergence Ballet's post 04/18/2021

We are SOOO close to our goal of $3000 for the Silent Auction. It closes at 8pm tonight. Wonderful things to bid on.. Private lessons, beautiful art, painting classes and more!

https://app.galabid.com/balletsilentauction/items

GalaBid - Silent Auction Software, Fundraising for Charity 04/16/2021

GalaBid - Silent Auction Software, Fundraising for Charity

The SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction ends on Sunday! Check out the fun items and cool experiences!

https://app.galabid.com/balletsilentauction/items

GalaBid - Silent Auction Software, Fundraising for Charity Raise money for school, charity & non-profit organisations online through silent auction software, raffle, donations and auction services platforms, including items on consignment.

04/04/2021

SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction!


Register now and bid early!

Link in bio!

Support the Arts and Local Businesses

#supportthearts #silentauction #smallbusiness #localphx #localfirstaz #centralphoenix #ballet #professionalballet #balletschool

SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction!


Register now and bid early!

Link in bio!

Support the Arts and Local Businesses

#supportthearts #silentauction #smallbusiness #localphx #localfirstaz #centralphoenix #ballet #professionalballet #balletschool

04/04/2021
04/04/2021

https://app.galabid.com/balletsilentauction

Register to bid at our SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction!

April 5-17th

Thank you to our many donors:
My Painting Place, Lawrence Fung, Artistic Homeschooler, Kat Merwin, Hugo Medina, Lainie Seretis, Daniel Baudendistel, Jennifer Cafarella, Kate Blair, Alexia Lorsch, Heidi Blair, Skirts by Sadie, Desert Crafted, Golden Candles, Build a Bear, and Jason Betts

03/26/2021

Not everyone understands the amount of people behind the scenes of a production. Convergence Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Phoenix have been incredibly lucky to have Bret Reese running our shows since 2016. Not only is he our production manager, but he's our amazing lighting designer.
Happy Happy Birthday Bret Reese!!! We look good because of you!

Not everyone understands the amount of people behind the scenes of a production. Convergence Ballet and Ballet Theatre of Phoenix have been incredibly lucky to have Bret Reese running our shows since 2016. Not only is he our production manager, but he's our amazing lighting designer.
Happy Happy Birthday Bret Reese!!! We look good because of you!

03/18/2021

In search of small businesses to get involved! We are having a SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction for the company! Let's all get together and support one another!

In search of small businesses to get involved! We are having a SMALL BUSINESS Silent Auction for the company! Let's all get together and support one another!

03/17/2021

Stay tuned for 2021-22 season updates!

Exciting things in the works!

Pc: @foursimonphoto
Piece by: @kevin_jenkins_choreographer

#balletseason #professional #ballet #contemporaryballet #contemporarydance #audition

Stay tuned for 2021-22 season updates!

Exciting things in the works!

Pc: @foursimonphoto
Piece by: @kevin_jenkins_choreographer

#balletseason #professional #ballet #contemporaryballet #contemporarydance #audition

03/16/2021

We miss having Kevin Jenkins in our studios. Check out what he has been up to!

03/04/2021

Join us this summer and then STAY for the New Pre-Professional Program

602.957.3364

[email protected]

Join us this summer for 5 weeks IN-PERSON!

June 7-July 9

Enrollment OPEN
602.957.3364

ballettheatreofphx.org

01/27/2021

Happy birthday to @kevin_jenkins_choreographer

“7 on 6” was his first ballet for Convergence and many more followed. We wish this incredible man a wonderful birthday!

Happy birthday to @kevin_jenkins_choreographer

“7 on 6” was his first ballet for Convergence and many more followed. We wish this incredible man a wonderful birthday!

01/12/2021

SUNDAY!!! It’s happening!!!

@vid_reese #contemporarydance #workshop #mendancetoo #azdance #centralphoenix

SUNDAY!!! It’s happening!!!

@vid_reese #contemporarydance #workshop #mendancetoo #azdance #centralphoenix

Timeline Photos 01/06/2021

Taught and facilitated by Kraken Still & Film's artistic director Lawrence Fung, this class will be an experimental blend between the classical and street realms of dance. With Fung's extensive background in Breaking, and later training in ballet, modern, and contact elevation, the class will be asking students to explore and dive-through all levels of space and movement methods. Technique facilitation and strengthening exercises will be an important element in class in order to fly through the advance and dynamic choreographies. Most importantly, play is the priority in this class and Fung believes that playful experimentation and collaboration between students brings one closer to finding their voice in movement.

Taught and facilitated by Kraken Still & Film's artistic director Lawrence Fung, this class will be an experimental blend between the classical and street realms of dance. With Fung's extensive background in Breaking, and later training in ballet, modern, and contact elevation, the class will be asking students to explore and dive-through all levels of space and movement methods. Technique facilitation and strengthening exercises will be an important element in class in order to fly through the advance and dynamic choreographies. Most importantly, play is the priority in this class and Fung believes that playful experimentation and collaboration between students brings one closer to finding their voice in movement.

01/03/2021

Workshop with David Maurice to be VIRTUAL

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_suj5Uy2CTDaVnULBFOyerw

#contemporarydance #dancelife #dance #centralphoenix #sundayfunday @vid_reese @balletofphx

12/27/2020

Convergence Ballet's cover photo

12/27/2020

The Nutcracker Film 2020

Vimeo.com/ondemand/nutcrackerfilm2020

Rent or buy!

12/27/2020

Watch Nutcracker Film 2020 Online | Vimeo On Demand

Keep your holiday tradition alive! Watch the Nutcracker in your own home.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nutcrackerfilm2020

Join Clara as she and the Nutcracker Prince Battle the Rat King and travel to the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets

12/23/2020

Spanish Chocolate brought to you by @brookemerwin._ and stunning choreography by @inspiracionflamenca

Order your Nutcracker Film today
Ballettheatreofphx.org

Pc: @smoked_eye

#spanish #nutcracker2020 #flamenco #centralphoenix #ballet #balletlife

12/17/2020

Nutcracker Mice of Instagram !

Who else has been a mouse in the Nutcracker?
Comment below to enter to win 5 Nutcracker ornaments!

#miceofinstagram #nutcracker #ballet #worldwideballet #balletislife #balletlife #littleballerina #centralphoenix

12/16/2020

Waltz of the Snowflakes

As we count down the days until we film our Nutcracker at the Herberger Theater Dec 20th, enjoy this extraordinary version by Post:Ballet, choreographed by Robert Dekkers!

https://youtu.be/Ru5H3LHiU1M

Post:ballet presents'Waltz of the Snowflakes'Choreography by Robert DekkersCinematography/editing by Ben TarquinMusic by Peter TchaikovskyPerformed by Post:b...

youtube.com 12/15/2020

Fox 10 Arizona Morning at Ballet Theatre of Phoenix

youtube.com Fox 10 visited the Ballet Theatre of Phoenix studios this morning as they prepare for this year's filming of The Nutcracker

12/14/2020

We are filming on Sunday at the gorgeous Herberger Theater!

Stay tuned on how to stream it!

#streaming #nutcracker #nutcrackerballet #nutcrackerseason #sugarplumfairy #snowflakes #drosselmeyer #clara #ratking #mendancetoo #boysdancetoo #womeninbusiness #centralphx

redrocknews.com 12/07/2020

NYC dancer bringing production to Sedona landscape - Sedona Red Rock News

http://www.redrocknews.com/2020/12/03/nyc-dancer-bringing-production-to-sedona-landscape/

It was a unique, challenging and fulfilling experience! Thank you Michael Spencer Phillips

redrocknews.com Michael Spencer Phillips has been a professional dancer based out of New York City for the last 22 years. He was working in Paris when COVID-19 forced his production to shut down. By his own admission, that left him with a fair amount of free time on his hands. He used that time to delve […]

12/03/2020

Arizona Dance Coalition

Jennifer Cafarella maintaining her beautiful balance on a SEDONA ROCK. Many a dancer looks for an opportunity to pose and even DANCE outside in Sedona. Looking great!

To refresh your memories, here's what she is up to with her company Convergence Ballet:

From an earlier post -
Some very exciting developments for two Arizona Dance Coalition members! Convergence Ballet & Sedona Chamber Ballet
Choreographer Michael Spencer Phillips to Direct Environmental Dance Film in Sedona

Acclaimed New York City Choreographer and Fashion Movement Director, Michael Spencer Phillips is creating a new site-specific work, which he will be filming in locations around Sedona. Phillips has been a professional dancer for over 22 years and has performed with RIOULT Dance NY, Robert Battle of Alvin Ailey, New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, and Merce Cunningham. He has also created numerous choreography commissions including pieces for Carnegie Hall and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
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Site-Specific Dances: Sedona’s score is a new composition by Darian Donovan Thomas. Phillips will be using Arizona-based dancers and partnering with local organizations Convergence Ballet and the Sedona Chamber Ballet. In his new work, Phillips is interested in exploring the physical interaction of the dancers with various natural environments and hopes to use the project to bring attention to challenges facing our natural landscapes.
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Phillips and local Arizona dancers will be rehearsing at the Ballet Theatre of Phoenix at the end of November and filming in Sedona in early December. The film will be presented in the winter of 2021.
The film is made possible through the generosity of The TRIP Foundation, ArtBridge of New York, Sedona Reál Inn & Suites, Joseph and Judy Reddington of Sedona, and Winifred Muench of Sedona Chamber Ballet.

Read it all here: https://www.signalsaz.com/.../choreographer-michael.../...
#dancinginsedona #convergenceballet #sedonachamberballet
#michaelspenserphillips

11/30/2020

Special Open Contemporary class with David Maurice!

Tuesday December 1
5:30-6:30
$10
Ballet Theatre of Phoenix!

@vid_reese #contemporarydance #centralphoenix #tuesday #mendancetoo #dropinclass #adultdanceclasses

[11/25/20]   We'd love to have you stop in! Classes for ALL ages and abilities

signalsaz.com 11/20/2020

Choreographer Michael Spencer Philips to Direct Environmental Dance Film in Sedona | Signals AZ

We are honored and blessed to be working with Michael Spencer Philips in this amazing and relevant project!!

https://www.signalsaz.com/articles/choreographer-michael-spencer-philips-to-direct-environmental-dance-film-in-sedona/

signalsaz.com Acclaimed New York City Choreographer and Fashion Movement Director, Michael Spencer Phillips is creating a new site-specific work, which he will be filming in locations around Sedona. Phillips has be

11/12/2020
11/08/2020

Starting Tomorrow!!!

Bring your mask and your shoes!

#free #freebies #dance #ballet #dancecommunity #contemporarydance #adultballet #adultballetcommunity #mendancetoo #centralphoenix

11/02/2020

We Are Thankful For You!!

Free Open Classes

Nov 9-14

We can’t wait to dance with you!

#thankful #blessed #adultballet #adultdanceclasses #mendancetoo #maledancer #classicalballet #classicalmusic #contemporarydance #tap #tapdance #tapdancer #free

10/23/2020

This piece performed by the company in 2015 accurately describes 2020!

10/11/2020

Because Love is Love

#loveislove #loveislove🌈

08/04/2020

We are in this together. Support the arts. Wear a mask.

07/21/2020

Ballet Theatre of Phoenix

Sign up to join us IN-PERSON for our last day dancing in our OLD BUILDING!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49aaad2eabfc1-adult

or Zoom with us!

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Convergence Ballet : Our Story

Where it all started...

(Written by : Lauren Rubino)

Jennifer Cafarella formed the non-profit Convergence Ballet Company in 2010 when she couldn’t find exactly what she wanted to do in the dance world. Summer is the off-season for most companies and many dancers are not working. That inspired Cafarella to give them work.

“They are not working, and I wasn’t, so why don’t I do it in the off-season?” said Cafarella. All the dancers were personally invited to be a part of the company. Either they were spotted at a dance studio or an open company class, and asked if they were interested in being part of the new venture.

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NUTCRACKER SWING!
Happy Fourth of July!! #repost #happyfourth #balanchine #jennifergarner @balletofphx
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Happy New Year, here we come!!

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6201 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ
85016

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
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