Young People’s Ballet Theatre enriches, inspires, and transforms our community through exceptional dance training and performance.


Goal:   YPBT is a vibrant dance culture and an icon of the arts community.

  • Objective:  Provide excellent classical ballet training for all ages by offering a curriculum that builds on the progressive development of technical skills that honor past traditions and contemporary trends, and by producing full-length storybook ballets.
  • Objective:  Expand our dance curriculum by offering a range of dance genres in addition to ballet, by engaging guest artists and teachers in an on-going exploration of traditional and contemporary dance, by giving students the tools and encouragement to achieve their personal best, by providing teachers with clear objectives and criteria for progressive technical development, and by affirming student progress through formal evaluations.
  • Objective:  Champion performance opportunities that promote dancer confidence and connect YPBT to a broader cultural community through education, outreach, and artistic expression. Collaborate with nonprofits, educational institutions, and for-profit organizations to produce dance events. Engage audiences in learning about ballet and other dance forms.