In the Studios

Marcia's Corner 

Join us as we go inside the studios of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and stay up-to-date on all things CPYB!

Cinderella’s Ball 

Alan Hineline’s Cinderella’s Ball took to the Whitaker Center Stage October 20 and 21. Premiering in 2006, this is the third time CPYB has staged Cinderella’s Ball. With 20 more minutes added to the ballet, Cinderella’s Ball provided the opportunity for over 60 students to perform on stage. 

CPYB Welcomes New Faculty

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) welcomes two celebrated and diverse members to its faculty: Matthew Donnell, former Kansas City Ballet dancer and University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) director of the Preparatory Dance Program; and Alana Neihoff, former Radio City Rockette and UNCSA assistant director of the Preparatory Dance Program.

CPYB Expands to Enola

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is expanding its Children’s and Primary Division to a third location at the Capital Blue health and wellness center located at 4500 Marketplace Way in Enola, Pa. This new location allows CPYB to further expand it reach in the Central Pennsylvania region. 

Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin

The familiar sounds of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite are beginning to fill the halls as Nutcracker rehearsals are underway. As the resident ballet company of Whitaker Center for the Science and the Arts, CPYB will perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® December 15 and 16. CPYB will return to The Hershey Theatre for three performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® held December 22 and 23. If you are in town for the holidays, purchase your tickets here

Ballet Changes Lives 

CPYB recently released its newest video, Ballet Changes Lives featuring CPYB alumna, Ashley Bouder. Each year, we add to the CPYB family and we hope to continue inspiring the next generation of ballet dancers through exposure to the arts and classical ballet.