The Alabama Youth Ballet Company is a non-profit 501(C)3 educational arts corporation and is presently the performing wing of The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance. It offers pre-professional dancers the opportunity to train and perform with directors Stevan and Deborah Grebel through high-quality classes and featuring classical and contemporary ballet performances.
It has grown out of a desire and a vision to contribute and promote dance education through performances and community outreach in the Jefferson/Shelby County area as well as throughout the state of Alabama.
Official company auditions are held twice a year, in May and July, as well as on a continuous basis by invitation and class evaluation. Placement auditions are for dancers ages 8 and up for the junior and senior level companies.
At times, professional guest artists will be invited for master classes and to perform with the company. All dancers perform in a pre-professional company which adheres to the finest standards. The dancers learn to work as a part of one body, as well as discovering their utmost potential as individuals. They learn and prepare for all aspects of dance company involvement, including: how to audition, professional attitude and etiquette, how to dress, apply make-up, as well as stage craft and stage management.
Youth Ballet involvement requires a high degree of commitment and time spent in classes, rehearsals, stage preparation; as well as the ability to follow directions, along with self-discipline. The Alabama Youth Ballet is non-discriminating and offers young dance students the ability to grow and learn in a positive, self-fulfilling, and disciplined atmosphere that will enhance their self-esteem and build their knowledge of the world of professional dance - in the classroom and on the stage. Students will also study with guest teachers and perform with quest artists and choreographers.
You do not have to be a student at Grebel Center for Dance to become a member of the Alabama Youth Ballet Company.
*Perform the classics as well as new modern works. Work with great coaches who love working with young people. *Community performances, touring opportunities, school performances, Nutcracker
Contact The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance at 205-987-7234 to schedule an appointment to audition, or to schedule a performance.