Bluegrass Youth Ballet performances are educational in nature, and they generally incorporate other art disciplines. Students learn to work as a part of one body, as well as to discover their greatest potential as individual performers and artists. Dancers, ages five and up, are eligible to perform, but it is not required. Rehearsals take place outside of the student’s regular classes in order to maintain the integrity and quality of their dance education. Dance is a performing art, and BYB feels that it is important for students to feel comfortable on the stage. In addition to three large performances per year, Bluegrass Youth Ballet students perform in several community events, giving students community service opportunities, and promoting a feeling of “giving back” to the community among students.
BYB makes dance accessible to the community at large with affordable ticket prices. Entire families can attend our performances! We also make dance accessible to all youth, regardless of their socioeconomic status, through our work-study program. Bluegrass Youth Ballet works with any student who has the desire to learn how to dance. A work-study program application is available through our office.
*Masks covering nose and mouth are required at all times inside the Opera House
Follow Estelita’s family in a small village in Mexico as they prepare to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos. A sudden death forces the family to experience how precious life is and celebrate every moment of it. This ballet explores the Mexican holiday in a touching and intimate way.
Kentucky Arts Council
University of Kentucky’s Office of Community Engagement