West Michigan Youth Ballet (WMYB) founded in 2007 in Ada, Michigan is committed to developing young people in their pursuit and passion for artistic expression through dance.
Company members ranging in age from 8 to 18, with varied backgrounds and experience across the full spectrum of dance come together for weekly rehearsals. Their common goal is the desire to be part of a performing company built on a solid foundation of classical ballet.
Experiencing the entire process of bringing a ballet to production from auditions and casting to initial choreography and staging, through rehearsal is at the core of WMYB. Our winter seasonal offering is The Nutcracker with traditional choreography set to Tchaikovsky’s original score. The spring production ranges in time-honored masterpieces like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Swan Lake. Our young artists shine in their performances gaining athletic and artistic skills as well as collaborative and memorable experiences. Personal growth, both as individuals and as part of a whole is evident in every dancer.
Diversity, Equity, and
West Michigan Youth Ballet embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to provide a welcoming environment where students, artists, staff, board members and volunteers of all backgrounds learn, work and serve together. Diversity, equity and inclusion are instrumental in our mission. It is our responsibility to focus on the strengths which diversity, equity and inclusion bring to our organization and to those we serve.