Category Archives: BYB Spotlight

BYB Spotlight: Jennifer Reynolds

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How long have you been with BYB and what is your role? I started with Bluegrass Youth Ballet in 2004. At that time I worked on staff as an instructor. I worked for BYB for four years before moving to Mexico. As soon as I moved back to Kentucky from Mexico I started working with […]

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BYB Spotlight: Kay Acrea Kissick

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An Interview with Kay Acrea Kissick, BYB Administrative Director How long have you been with BYB and what is your role? I began teaching as a substitute teacher for BYB in August 2015. I was a Village Parent in Dia de los Muertos this past fall. At the end of November, I was asked to […]

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BYB Spotlight: Mother and Son Duo

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Meet Maria Franzini and her son, Theo! They are BYB’s next Spotlight! Maria is Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s Fairy Tale Camp music teacher, and Theo is a BYB student who just completed level B. This mother son duo share a passion for the arts, and they love to inspire others! Maria’s extensive educational training in music and movement captivates children and provides […]

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BYB Spotlight: BYB Boutique Manager, Jennifer Morgan

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Our next BYB Spotlight is our Boutique Manager, Jennifer Morgan. The Boutique at BYB provides BYB students with their ballet attire (leotards, tights, shoes, bun nets, etc.). All students of Bluegrass Youth Ballet are required to wear a specific uniform for class. However, dance attire is not the only purpose the BYB Boutique serves. It is also a place where […]

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BYB Spotlight: Moms & Daughters – Delgados

Our next BYB spotlight is Elsa Delgado and her mom, Teresa.  Elsa has been dancing with BYB since 2006, and is currently in Level G.  She trains with BYB six days a week and is a very dedicated dancer! The Delgados are part of our work-study program, which Adalhi started in 2005 and is an […]

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BYB Spotlight: Photographer Keith House

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This BYB Spotlight features Keith House. Keith is BYB’s resident photographer! He plays an important role in every BYB performance, though he will not be seen on the stage. He may be heard in the audience clicking and snapping his camera! Keith’s photos provide a visual history of Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s shows! He has impeccable timing when it comes to […]

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BYB Spotlight: Governor’s School for the Arts

It is almost time for the annual Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) auditions! BYB students are consistently accepted into Governor’s School for the Arts, earning them eligibility for a host of College Scholarships and educational opportunities in all fields of study! Each year 200 of Kentucky’s finest young artists, spread across nine different arts […]

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BYB Spotlight: Instructor Abbie Whitman

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Our next Spotlight is BYB Instructor Abbie Whitman. Miss Abbie is passionate about passing on her love of dance to the next generation! At BYB, she teaches all levels of Ballet Technique/Pointe. In addition, she teaches Character Dance and Modern for Levels A, B, and C. Abbie enjoys fulfilling the need for high quality ballet training in […]

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BYB Spotlight: Supporter J&R Construction Services, Inc.

Our next BYB Spotlight is supporter J&R Construction Services, Inc. J&R is building a better community by offering their design and build expertise to clients.  But, they’re also working to build a better community now and for future generations by helping to instill discipline, focus, and an appreciation for the arts in today’s youth. They’ve been […]

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BYB Spotlight: Student Isabelle Morgan

Our next BYB Spotlight is student Isabelle Morgan, who has been dancing with BYB since she was 4-years-old! Isabelle has taken our motto “…No Dream is Too BIG!”  to heart, setting BIG goals for herself and working to achieve them through discipline and perseverance. Isabelle’s dream was to dance with the prestigious School of American […]

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