Although George Balanchine was accepted into the ballet program at the St. Petersburg Imperial Theater School at age nine, he began playing piano even earlier (at the ripe age of five). As a teen, he was dancing, studying piano, and learning music theory at the Petrograd Conservatory of Music. To put a dancer’s point on it, Balanchine was a choreographer with an incredible talent for speaking and understanding music -- an intimate relationship that Ballet Arizona and The Phoenix... More >>>