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WMYB presents The Nutcracker

Coppelia hits the stage of Forest Hills Fine Arts Center end of the month, talking with Stephen Sanford and Heather Cassady about the story line and dancers on behalf of the West Michigan Youth Ballet.

WGVU audio posted Mar 8, 2022

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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

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West Michigan Youth Ballet inspires students to bring their talents together

Even though performances have been paused due to the virus, West Michigan Youth Ballet (WMYB) continues their outreach in the community.​

eightWest article posted Mar 17, 2020

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The Nutcracker with Grand Rapids Youth Ballet

West Michigan Youth Ballet has performances of The Nutcracker coming up this holiday season.

Fox 17 video posted Nov 26, 2018

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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

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Make The Nutcracker Your Family Tradition

West Michigan Youth Ballet 10 year anniversary. A traditional full-length ballet December 2nd and 3rd.

eightWest video posted Nov 21, 2017

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West Michigan Youth Ballet presents 'Sleeping Beauty'

A classic fairy tale story is coming to life with the help of the West Michigan Youth Ballet.

WZZM 13 video posted Mar 24, 2017

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Dancer chases sugar plum dreams to downstate 'Nutcracker'

... this season Skrzypczak is making a four-hour roundtrip drive downstate every weekend to rehearse with the West Michigan Youth Ballet.

eightWest video posted Nov 27, 2016

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A Christmas wish comes true

Children crept from their hospital rooms—visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in their heads—as music played and a performance of the Nutcracker soared.

HealthBeat article posted Dec 21, 2015

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Festival of the Arts 2014 - West Michigan Youth Ballet

A 30-minute performance by the West Michigan Youth Ballet

GRTV Access video posted Jun 7, 2014

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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

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Free Dance Classes for Area Youth

Teaming up with the Boys & Girls club, WMYB helps to provide dance instruction to help broaden the experience for club members.

Fox 17 video posted Aug 10, 2020

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Harrison Centner in The Nutcracker

Harrison Centner, a Forest Hills Eastern Senior, has been dancing ballet for ten years. He has been with the West Michigan Youth Ballet for the past three years and...

Hawk Herald article posted Dec 6, 2019

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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

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WMYB: Sleeping Beauty

We talk about the West Michigan Youth Ballet and their performance of Sleeping Beauty this weekend. Artistic Director Stephen Sanford and Costumer Heather Cassidy join us.

WGVU posted Mar 21, 2017

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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

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West Michigan Youth Ballet prepares for performances of 'The Nutcracker'

West Michigan Youth Ballet  is proud to present the local family tradition of "The Nutcracker Ballet" at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center.

WZZM 13 video posted Nov 30, 2016

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The Frauenthal Center

We speak with guests from the The Frauenthal Center. Managing Director Ricki Levine and Stephen Sanford, Artistic Director West Michigan Youth Ballet, join us.

WGVU audio posted Nov 22, 2016

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A 30-minute performance by the West Michigan Youth Ballet

GRTV Access video posted Jun 8, 2015

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WMYB presents The Nutcracker

The West Michigan Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker. We talk to President Mary Ann Wisinski and Artistic Director Stephen Sanford about the weekend of December 11 and 12.

WGVU audio posted Nov 30, 2021

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West Michigan Youth Ballet bringing Coppelia to the stage

The West Michigan Youth Ballet presents Coppelia to the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center the end of the month, Artistic Director Stephen Sanford and President Mary Anne Wisinski with the discussion.

WGVU posted Mar 4, 2020

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WMYB presents The Nutcracker

Here to talk to us about the West Michigan Youth Ballet's production of the classic show, is Artistic Director, Stephen Sanford and Development Director, Diane Mills.

eightWest video posted Nov 25, 2019

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West Michigan Youth Ballet staging classic love story 'Swan Lake'

West Michigan Youth Ballet will stage the classic love story "Swan Lake" on March 24 for only one day of performances.

mLive article posted Mar 8, 2018

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West Michigan Youth Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

Seeing "The Nutcracker" has been a Christmas tradition for many families around West Michigan this time of year.

Fox 17 video posted Nov 28, 2017

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Live with eightWest

Taylor and Kennedy present the harlequin doll dance from the party scene of The Nutcracker.

eightWest video posted Sep 30, 2017

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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

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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

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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