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CPYB to Host New York Dance Critic Elizabeth Zimmer
InSights Program Enriches Theatre-Goer’s Experience

Carlisle, Pa. (March 25, 2014) – Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) will host renowned dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer at its 12 p.m. Saturday, April 12, pre-performance InSights program. Ms. Zimmer will lead a discussion on the impact of American choreographers and their choreography on the development of dancers.

InSights will take place prior to the 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, performance of Alan Hineline’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg. CPYB’s InSights programs enrich a theatre-goer’s outing through interaction with noted artistic directors, choreographers and special guests. InSights is open to the public.

Dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer has reviewed dance in cities across North America, most recently for Ballet Review, Dance Magazine, Metro, The Village Voice, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Ms. Zimmer has been developing audience engagement strategies with BalletX in Philadelphia and the Joyce Theater in New York. A Dance Enthusiast Master Writer in Residence, she teaches writing at Hollins University, among other places. Ms. Zimmer edited Body Against Body: The Dance and Other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (Station Hill Press, 1989) and Envisioning Dance for Film and Video (Routledge, 2002), which chronicles the 100-year history of electronic media technology and gives readers new insight into how dance can creatively exploit the art and craft of film and video.


MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: We invite the media to attend InSights and speak with the special guests. For more information, please contact Bonnie Schulte at 717.245.1191 or Coverage opportunities of performances are also available and must be set up through Bonnie Schulte.


Performance Ticket Information:

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will perform Alan Hineline’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12
2 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Tickets range from $17-$40
717.214.ARTS (2787) or visit


About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a celebrated leader in the world of classical ballet. Embracing an attitude of lifelong learning more than 58 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 nation’s preeminent 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.

Thousands of young people have passed through Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s esteemed studios. CPYB alumni continually occupy top positions in the leading ballet companies from San Francisco and Miami to New York, 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.


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