IYB educates young dance students in the art of ballet by offering professional quality performing experiences in full length original ballets.
IYB exists to educate and foster a love of dance in young audiences through the creation and presentation of original ballets performed by youth dancers.
IYB offers exceptional dance training in order to send young dancers into the future with self confidence, discipline, creativity, and respect.
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
2:30 and 7:30 PM
The Newman Center Gates Concert Hall, University of Denver
General Admission $25
For ticket information call 303-871-7720
(Newman Center Box Office)
Join IYB for a magical performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream-William Shakespeare's classic comedy brought to life. This hilarious tale follows the adventures of a group of mortals and immortals in their quest for love. Appropriate for little ones and great entertainment for the whole family!
Why have a youth ballet company?
Colorado already has professional dance companies that our community supports and enjoys. International Youth Ballet is the one of a few select youth companies in the United States that works with professional dancers and choreographers to create and produce full length original ballets performed by youth dancers. We are unique in being able to offer pre-professional dance students the opportunity to develop as artists and learn professionalism while rehearsing and performing ballets that are held to the highest artistic standards. Audiences at our performances often comment, "Surely those dancers in the lead roles are professional," when in fact our lead dancers are students from 13-18 years of age.
We believe that performance experience is vital to further the artistic growth and development of young dancers. Our beautiful productions offer something for everyone. Young children are entranced by the spectacle and fantasy, while older children can identify with performers and envision themselves performing on stage. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of hardworking, talented, and dedicated young people achieving their dreams, while fostering the dreams of others. Please join us for one of our performances and see the stars of tomorrow.
Mark Carlson and Sandra Kerr
Artistic Directors of International Youth Ballet