What CPYB alumni have to say...
CPYB is not just a school...it becomes a family within a lifestyle. Everything is in place to help you attain success as a dancer. You have the encouragement of many brilliant teachers, each offering their own unique touch. For this exceptional training, I know many are forever grateful. (Well, perhaps the fairy dust has something to do with it.)
-Stephanie Chrosniak, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet and CPYB Alumna
Making the move to train at CPYB was the best decision of my life. That one decision changed everything for me and enabled me to be where I am today. I am living my dream.
-Lia Cirio, Boston Ballet Principal Dancer and CPYB Alumna
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will always have a special place in my heart. From a young age CPYB taught me the importance of discipline and hard work, two principles that I continue to use every day. The dedication and guidance of each teacher is unparalleled. Thank you CPYB for making this little girl's dream a reality.
-Carrie Imler, Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer, Dance Magazine 2003 "25 to Watch," and CPYB Alumna
As a little girl, I decided that when I grew up I wanted to become a ballerina. This is not an unusual dream for a young girl, but I am lucky enough to say that because of Marcia Dale Weary and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, my dreams became my reality. They gave me the discipline, training, and performing opportunities that I needed in order to obtain the beautiful life I have today. I will forever have gratitude towards CPYB and Marcia for all that they have done for me.
-Madison Keesler, San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet, Dance Magazine 2013 "25 to Watch" and CPYB Alumna
What a delight it was to participate in the CPYB 2011 alumni show and see a new generation of superb dancers. The consistency with which Marcia and CPYB turn out strong, confident, beautifully trained dancers is mind boggling. I am indebted to Marcia for my own training and am forever impressed with her dedication to teaching dance to young students. What a treasure we have in the CPYB and Marcia Dale Weary!
-Tina LeBlanc, former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer and CPYB Alumna
Without Marcia and CPYB, I would not be the dancer I am today. At CPYB, I not only recieved top-notch training, but I learned the value of hard work. I am proud to be one of the many successful alumni of this organization.
- Julia Rowe, Oregon Ballet Theatre Company Artist and CPYB Alumna
I don't know where I would be today without the training, discipline, confidence, and the friendships that CPYB has provided me. Because of CPYB I am living my dream and there aren't words to describe how grateful I am to everyone that was a part of my life during that time. It is something I will cherish forever.
-Carli Samuelson, Pacific Northwest Ballet Corps de Ballet and CPYB Alumna
My training as a student at CPYB has proved invaluable and I know that without it I would not be where I am today.
-Jonathan Stafford, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and CPYB Alumnus
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is the reason I have a successful and rewarding career as a ballet dancer, especially because I started so late.
-Luke Willis, San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet and CPYB Alumnus