Hot Coffee Lecture Series


Goodyear Total Wine & More: 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395

Date & Time: August 28th at 7:00pm

Details: Joseph Cavanaugh - Ballet Arizona

Joseph Cavanaugh pursued his professional training at the Virginia School of the Arts, and later graduated with honors from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. He has worked with and performed for such choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Jordan Morris, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Alexei Ratmansky.  Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2001, Mr. Cavanaugh has originated featured roles in Ib Andersen’sElevations, Mosaik, 2B, Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Interplays by Vladimir Angelov. He has danced soloist and principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle (Hilarion), Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night,and Polyphonia by Christopher Wheeldon. His Balanchine repertoire includes principle roles in Agon, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Mr. Cavanaugh has been teaching around the United States and Canada for the past 15 years.  Joseph also helped create The Artist Relief Fund (501c3) in 2013, which helps support the dancers of Ballet Arizona in times of extended injury, personal hardship, and imminent career transition. 

Joseph develops and implements educational and community programming for the ballet. During the lecture Joseph will share his story and the history of Ballet as well as share a behind the scenes look at the upcoming Ballet Under the Stars program scheduled for September 30, 2017 lakeside in Estrella.