Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces 2018/2019 Performances

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces 2018/2019 Performances
A Season of Timeless Stories

Carlisle, Pa. (September 12, 2018) – "There is a power in making someone feel strong emotions without having to speak a word." – CPYB student Caroline Tyndall, age 17.

Each year, nearly 200 students at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) eagerly await the selection of productions the renowned school will present in its annual performance season. These students know the importance of dancing in a professionally produced performance in front of a live audience. They anticipate over 150 hours of rehearsing and perfecting their roles. They relish the magnificent costumes, having over 1,000 to choose from, and elaborate sets that accompany each production.

The new season is sure to delight not only these disciplined students, but audience members of all ages as well. CPYB’s 2018/2019 performance season brings timeless stories everyone knows and loves.


Alan Hineline’s Cinderella’s Ball

The 2018/2019 season opens October 20 and 21 at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts with Alan Hineline’s reimagined tale of what really happened the night Cinderella met her prince. In Cinderella’s Ball,  the journey to midnight follows Cinderella as she finds her way to the ball and wins the heart of the prince, but not without a few mishaps along the way!

Meet the elegant Cinderella, those clumsy stepsisters, and a kindhearted fairy godmother for a comedic evening that will leave you dancing down the aisles. Sponsored by Capital BlueCross.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® will have your heart bursting with cheer in this holiday tradition for the whole family! The brilliant dancers of CPYB bring Balanchine’s winter classic to life with larger-than-life sets and dazzling costumes set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky. As the clock strikes twelve, you’ll happen upon a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice as a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection.

CPYB begins its two-weekend run at Whitaker Center, on December 15 and 16, and concludes at the Hershey Theatre on December 22 and 23. Sponsored by Don and Marjie Mowery. 

Alan Hineline’s Romeo and Juliet

Journey with the dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet through loss, hope and true love in Alan Hineline’s telling of Shakespeare’s cherished tale, Romeo and Juliet. This beautiful and elegant production is appropriate for all ages and runs April 13 and 14 at Whitaker Center. Sponsored by Members 1st Federal Credit Union.

Summer Ballet Series
Experience the exhilarating beauty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet during Summer Ballet Series, featuring five unique performances showcasing timeless masterpieces, new works and captivating choreography. This must-see cultural experience runs from June 19 to 22 at Whitaker Center.

Ticket prices vary by production. Single tickets are on sale now. Visit for ticket information.

CPYB is supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Cultural Enrichment Fund. CPYB is Resident Ballet Company at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.


MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: We invite the media to attend upcoming rehearsals and speak with the performers and artistic staff about the performance. For more information, please contact Shannon Cochran at 717.245.1191 or Coverage opportunities of performances are also available and must be set up through Shannon Cochran.


About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of dance education. Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning more than 60 years ago, Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary envisioned a school where children would have the opportunity to receive exceptional ballet training. Today CPYB is the nationally recognized school of classical ballet with an international reputation for training young men and women. The school’s renowned teaching methodology couples performance opportunities with innovative educational initiatives, an esteemed faculty, and a proven syllabus — all in an environment that promotes the acquisition of the life skills crucial to a child’s development. As a nonprofit arts education organization, CPYB provides access to world-class ballet training through the support of generous donors.

Thousands of young people have passed through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s acclaimed studios. CPYB alumni continually occupy top positions in the leading ballet companies from San Francisco and Miami to Boston, London and beyond. Through the organization’s threefold mission – to inspire, educate and enrich – the legacy of Marcia Dale Weary and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet redefines the art form, preserves its history and shapes its future.