Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s 2018/19 performance season will transport you to places of wonder, splendor and joy with treasured classics you know and love. From the reimagined Cinderella's Ball to the cherished tale of Romeo and Juliet,  the dancers of CPYB are sure to bring laughter, heartfelt smiles, and sheer entertainment to audience members of all ages.  

We can't wait to see you at the ballet! 


UP NEXT: Founder's Series  BUY TICKETS



Founder's Series

Experience the exhilarating beauty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet during Founder's Series, a school performance dedicated to Founder, Marcia Dale Weary showcasing timeless masterpieces, new works and captivating choreography. This must-see cultural experience runs from June 19 to 22 at Whitaker Center. 



Cinderella's Ball

The 2018/2019 season opened 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.

 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.




The 2018/2019 Performance Season is sponsored, in part, by:

Co-Presenting Sponsors

Season Underwriters

Supporting Sponsors


Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.