Performance opportunities abound with Flint Youth Ballet (FYB), the most advanced of the dance ensembles for ages 12-18. In addition to the Seeing Stars! Benefit Recital, Showcase Concert, and Festival of Dance, FYB members also perform in Nutcracker and have toured Austria with Young Tanzsommer in 2003, 2007, and 2011.
Students enrolled in the Intermediate Ballet II and III and Advanced Ballet I and II classes, as well as, dance students of the same level from other mid-Michigan dance schools, are encouraged to audition for FYB. Non-FSPA students are required to take one company class per week, as well as, two ballet technique classes, and one modern dance class per week with their current teacher.
The Balanchine Project is Flint Youth Ballet's discovery of the Balanchine aesthetic through the exploration of Russian Classical Ballet and American dance forms. Through a collaboration with the world renown Balanchine Trust, FSPA dancers participated in Master Classes with Balanchine artists. The project culminated in a performance of a Balanchine masterpiece, Serenade, as FYB celebrated 25 years in 2012.
As a member of Flint Youth Ballet, you’ll be part of an outstanding company with a wide range of travel and performance opportunities as well as working with New York choreographers, professional collaborations, and community engagement projects.
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