The New American Youth Ballet offers classical ballet training to young dancers in the counties of Northeast Indiana. Founded in 2004, NAYB is a member of the Mid-States Regional Ballet Association and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Offering courses for all ages and levels, NAYB's classes are routed in our exclusive, technically demanding and carefully organized syllabus. The syllabus is based primarily on the Balanchine aesthetic and the teachings of Marcia Dale Weary. Our syllabus develops dancers who posses the precise technique, speed, and musicality characteristic of Balanchine style training while maintaining a pure classical line and artistic sensibility.
In ten years of operation our dancers have achieved outstanding success in the ballet world. Our intermediate and advanced dancers regularly receive scholarships to the finest summer programs in the country including the School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Chautauqua Institution, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell and many more. Our alumni are working in professional companies such as the New York City Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Louisville Ballet, Chattanoga Ballet and San Diego City Ballet, as well as studying on scholarship at the top ballet departments in the country including Indiana University, Butler University, University of Arizona, and Mercyhurst University.
Unique to our program is the option for our advanced dancers to choose to combine their ballet training and academic schooling through our on-site college preparatory private school, the New American Conservatory. For more information on the New American Conservatory, please download the 2013-2014 Curriculum Guide.