Founder’s Series

June 15-17, 2022 | Whitaker Center

Celebrate the Art of Ballet

Experience the exhilarating beauty of Founder’s Series – a school performance dedicated to CPYB Founder, Marcia Dale Weary. Founder’s Series embodies the organization’s mission – inspire, educate, and enrich the lives of its students and the region through the training and performance of classical ballet.

“We try to give every child – even our little ones – an opportunity to dance in our June performance” explained Marcia Dale Weary. “A young child who is given the chance to perform on stage becomes a natural at it. It’s like home. And they just love putting on their costumes – they look forward to it!”

This exciting series presents unique performances celebrating Marcia’s syllabus and the students of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Featuring hand-selected ballets by CPYB’s Artistic Leadership, this program has something for everyone. From timeless classics to contemporary masterpieces, you won’t want to miss this cultural experience the whole family can enjoy. Reserve your seats today!


This year’s Founder’s Series will also feature FirstSteps; original works that are student led, choreographed, cast, and directed. Students desiring to partake in this unique opportunity, submit their proposals including their musical selections, choreographic outline, and goals they hope to achieve by participating.

Four students were selected to continue with their works this year, taking part in a choreographic composition course led by CPYB’s Director of Artistic Programming/Resident Choreographer, Alan Hineline.  “Our composition class provides insight, both creative and intellectual, into the choreographic process. It allows our students to further discover more of their artistic voice.” explained Hineline.

These original pieces will be showcased as a part of this year’s Founder’s Series. You won’t want to miss these exemplary works, sharing the extensive creative talents of the students of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Experience the Magic

Experience the exhilarating beauty of Founder’s Series – a school performance dedicated to CPYB Founder, Marcia Dale Weary.

Whitaker Center

Ticket Prices: 

When:  Adult Child
Wednesday, June 15th  $25 $15
Thursday, June 16th $25 $15
Friday, June 17th $30 $20


Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

Production Credits

Costume and Wardrobe: MaryLynn Schwartz


Thank you to our Sponsors

Season Sponsor: F&M Trust

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