Summer Workshop 2022

Monday, July 11th & Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
Monday, July 18th & Wednesday, July 20rd, 2022
Monday, July 25th & Wednesday, July 27th, 2022



BYB Students Beginning A and and Beginning B (2021-2022) and up with previous ballet training are eligible for BYB’s Summer Workshop. Non-BYB students with previous ballet training ages 8 and up contact for placement in our Summer Workshop programs. BYB welcomes males and females with a desire to learn ballet, who have a great love for dance, and are not afraid to push themselves to the next level under a healthy and positive environment. Spots will be filled on a first-come-first served basis. BYB reserves the right to adjust a student’s class placement if necessary at any given time. Tuition fees are non-refundable except for documented cases of extreme illness/injury. Upon registration, students will be informed of additional information such as dress code, schedule and policies


We choose our faculty for our workshops based on their:

Outstanding experience and qualifications

Love for the art of dance and teaching

Professionalism and good work ethics

Belief in teaching students to excel

Desire to make a difference in a student’s life 


Mrs. Adalhi will be teaching Conditioning, Pointe, Ballet Technique Variations, and Choreography throughout the intensives.

Adalhi Aranda, founder and director of Bluegrass Youth Ballet, is originally from Leon, Mexico. She trained under the Royal Academy of Dancing system. She continued in Guadalajara where she became a professional dancer and started teaching. There she was the founder and director of a small ballet school where she started her creative process of choreographing full-length ballets.

Adalhi moved to the US in 1994 and danced at Evansville Dance Theatre, IN where she also served as Ballet Mistress. She continued her career as a dancer and teacher when she moved to Lexington in 1999. She danced for Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago and Kentucky Ballet Theatre, where she directed the Academy.

She has attended the Vaganova Syllabus seminar in Connecticut. Adalhi has danced numerous soloist and demi-soloist roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Swanilda (Coppelia), Paquita, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and others.

Adalhi created Bluegrass Youth Ballet in 2003 to satisfy the need for high quality dance education in a healthy, fun and encouraging environment. Here the students are the priority and are provided with performance opportunities.

She has also created numerous full length ballets, such as Pied Piper, Arabella’s Journey, Alebrijes – a dream that became art, Tales of tails, and her signature Nutcracker in One Act and Dia de los Muertos – performed for hundreds of people every year. She has also created short pieces such as Huapango, Hechizo de Luna, Banjo Fun, Four Seasons, El Baile, Ara and many others.

Several of Adalhi’s students have followed professional careers as dancers in companies such as New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Tennessee, California Ballet, Anchorage Ballet, Ballet Magnificat!, Atlanta Ballet, Augsburg Ballett and others. Her students every year are accepted in prestigious ballet summer programs such as Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Ballet Chicago, North Carolina School for the Arts, Cincinnati Ballet, Nutmeg Ballet and others. Her students also have participated in the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet competition and have placed high in their categories, and have qualified to perform at the finals in NYC.

Adalhi has a daughter, Adalhi Elena who was born in 2003, and a son, Mariano Renato who was born in 2008.

Adalhi Corn grew up studying at Bluegrass Youth Ballet, where she was given many opportunities and roles such as “Estelita” from “Dia de los Muertos”, “Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Apprentice” from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and many Nutcracker roles. In 2014, she was the finalist of the Youth America Grand Prix international competition to perform at Lincoln Center in New York City, and in 2016 she won 3rd place at the Dance Cincinnati Youth Competition. She has been accepted and attended several summer intensive programs such as Next Generation Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and New York Dance Project. In 2019, she was honored to follow her mothers footsteps and dance the most sought out role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker. In 2020, she was chosen as a top 24 contestant at the Youth America Grand Prix in Atlanta. From 2020-2021, she continued her training at Cincinnati Ballet in Cincinnati Ohio, and from 2021-2022, she trained at New York Dance Project in New York City. She continues pursuing her career in classical Ballet in New York this year.


Each workshop is $60.00/week

Registration fee of $15.00 (waived if enrolled by May 31, 2022)

10% discount off tuition for students enrolled in all weeks



Beginning A and Beginning B

Monday and Wednesday  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Conditioning, Ballet, Contemporary

Tuition per week $60

Register for Beginning A/B Summer Workshop


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