For general questions and administrative concerns email [email protected].

For information about SWBT, contact the Artistic Director, Melissa Hahne, at [email protected] or at 623.385.6681.

Southwest Ballet Theatre is planning to resume in-person classes at the Performing Arts Center of Estrella Mountain Community College, located at 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ  85392 (map below).


Southwest Ballet Theatre (SWBT) is comprised of two distinct parts – the School and the Performance Theatre.

The School of Southwest Ballet Theatre provides a high-quality, richly creative, pre-professional program to children and young adults. The repertory’s pulse is current, while preserving the integrity and discipline of classical ballet training. The School of SWBT provides exceptional training for beginner through pre-professional students in a nurturing environment, which respects each dancer for his or her own individual potential.

Southwest Ballet Theatre’s performance company is a non-profit organization that provides a pre-professional experience of dance performance.  Under the direction of Melissa Zervas Hahne, the company provides exceptional dance training and experience for beginner through pre- professional students, bringing ballet performance to the broader Southwest Valley community. Find out more about their Board of Directors here.