FirstSteps 2019

Location: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Warehouse Studios
Date: SATURDAY, January 26, 2019
Time: 3 pm and 5 pm*

Cost: $10 per ticket, RSVP strongly encouraged

RSVP 3 pm      RSVP 5 pm

*The 5 pm performance is sold out. Please contact Kelly Derbes to be placed on a waiting list. Tickets are still available to the 3 pm performance. 

FirstSteps, a Student Choreographic Workshop, further enriches the training of CPYB dancers beyond the traditional student/performer boundaries. Students have the unique opportunity to learn elements of classical composition and explore how to organize and illuminate their thoughts while working with dancers in a leadership role. Workshops culminate with in-studio public performances showcasing the choreographers’ created works. 

Twelve CPYB students submitted proposals that outlined their vision for music, style of dance, and the number of dancers needed. All 12 were invited to participate in nine hours of choreographic composition class led by FirstSteps Director, Alan Hineline. Following the class, five students were selected to produce their new, original works starring fellow CPYB dancers. Their dynamic new works which will premier on Saturday, January 26 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 

The inaugural FirstSteps workshop took place January 2012. 

Meet the Choreographers
Christopher Thompson
Brianna Massa
Zsilas Michael Hughes
David Gabriel
Katherine Scoones