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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

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

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

West Michigan Youth Ballet 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.

WGUV audio posted Mar 21, 2017

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

A 30-minute performance by the West Michigan Youth Ballet

GRTV Access video posted Jun 8, 2015

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

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

eightWest video posted Sep 30, 2017

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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