Boys & Girls Club performs with WMYB in Showcase of Sleeping Beauty
In preparation for their upcoming performance of Sleeping Beauty, the West Michigan Youth Ballet facilitated an outreach program with the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids to teach young kids to dance.
WOTV4 video posted Apr 29, 2021
Katrina Cassady finds new opportunities through ballet
From the time junior Katrina Cassady was just a young girl, she knew that dancing would be what she would love the most in the world. Whether she was watching rehearsals for The Nutcracker or performing a ballet dance, Katrina was happiest while dancing.
The Central Trend article posted Nov 26, 2018
WMYB’s The Nutcracker was an ‘on pointe’ performance
With endless hours of sewing pointe shoes, executing choreography, and bedazzling tutus, for two consecutive weekends in December, West Michigan Youth Ballet (WMYB) puts on the most classical performance of the winter season: The Nutcracker.
The Central Trend article posted Dec 16, 2021
Jessica Henry used her passions to thrive in high school
For senior Jessica Henry, her passion was found in NHS. Jessica was able to showcase her leadership in NHS this year by planning multiple events that have to do with one of her passions: making a difference.
The Central Trend article posted Apr 20, 2018
Olivia Throop explores dance with the West Michigan Youth Ballet
Olivia’s story starts twelve years ago when she was just three years old. As a toddler, her mother decided to sign her up for dance as an activity for her. Little did she know, this pastime would develop into a full-blown passion for Olivia.
The Central Trend article posted Oct 6, 2017
Sticking Out In the Crowd: Rebecca Shull’s Dancing Career
Between the long days and stressful rehearsals, Rebecca was in close contact with a lot of the other students participating in the summer intensive. When spending so much time with people who shared an interest with her, Rebecca made lasting friendships.
The Central Trend article posted Oct 31, 2016
West Michigan Youth Ballet staging 'Coppelia'
The show is the inaugural spring ballet for artistic director Stephen Sanford, who retired as principal dancer with the Grand Rapids Ballet in 2015 to assume the artistic director's position with the West Michigan Youth Ballet.
eightWest article posted Mar 18, 2016
West Michigan Youth Ballet wraps 2014 with glamorous performance of "The Nutcracker" at Frauenthal Theater
"The Nutcracker" isn't an annual holiday tradition at the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts, as it's only been performed sporadically throughout the theater's history.
Yet, it's becoming an expectation when the West Michigan Youth Ballet comes to the Muskegon area...
mLive article posted Dec 22, 2014