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CPYB receives Jerome Robbins Foundation grant

Third-year student Dylan Cobb awarded full tuition scholarship

Carlisle, Pa. (December 15, 2010) – The Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is pleased to announce the support of The Jerome Robbins Foundation. The grant, which recognizes the ballet school’s excellence in dance education, has been used to establish the CPYB Jerome Robbins Scholarship. CPYB student Dylan Cobb has been named recipient of the award.

Established in 1958 by renowned choreographer Jerome Robbins, who created more than 60 ballets including “West Side Story,” the foundation supports dance, theater and their associative arts.

Cobb, an Illinois native, is in his third year of study at CPYB. His selection as CPYB’s first awardee was based upon his high level of talent and excellent work ethic.

“I’m honored to have been chosen for this award,” says Cobb. “CPYB is really one of the best places to study ballet technique. I’m glad I came here.”

Cobb is a senior at Carlisle High School and hopes to continue his dance career after graduation.

“That would be the ultimate goal,” he said.

And CEO Alan Hineline hopes that the grant money will help him reach that goal.

“Dylan is an exemplary role model here at CPYB,” said Hineline. “Our hope is that the award will help him focus fully on his dance education.”

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: We invite the media to speak with Dylan Cobb or Alan Hineline about the award. For more information, please contact Bonnie Schulte at 245-1191 or schulte@cpyb.org.

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About Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is a nationally and internationally recognized school of classical ballet headquartered in Carlisle, Pa. Now in its 55th year, CPYB’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the students and the region through training in and the performance of classical ballet. Marcia Dale Weary, Founding Artistic Director Alan Hineline, CEO and Resident Choreographer CPYB.org

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About The Jerome Robbins Foundation
Jerome Robbins established the Foundation in 1958, in honor of his mother, with the intent to support dance, theater, and their associative arts. Later, following the outbreak of AIDS, he directed Foundation resources to the AIDS crisis, which contributions continue today. Before his death, Mr. Robbins conveyed his wish that the Foundation extend its resources to the performing arts – dance and theater especially, though not exclusively. Accordingly, the Board of Directors will review applications they feel address Mr. Robbins’ endeavors in these areas.