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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
. Non-Grebel students may join for a fee of $500/year which covers all fees and more.
You will be responsible to pay for required company classes.
*Perform the classics as well as new
modern works.  Work with great
coaches who love working with young
*Community performances, touring
opportunities, school performances,

Contact The Stevan Grebel Center for
Dance at 205-987-7234 to schedule
an appointment to audition, or to
schedule a performance.
**Alabama Youth Ballet returning and new member auditions
Senior  & Junior Company:
Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
(A small number of merit scholarships may be available for students with exceptional talent
and willingness to work every day.)

*Videos accepted  

  • Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
  • Male dancers may wear tights, a close fitting white t-shirt and ballet shoes.
  • Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.

By Appointment - Grebel Dance studios, Saturdays 11am - 12:30PM.  Call 205-987-7234
or email for more information:
Audition fee is $20 (cash only).

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS - Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016  
Audition Fee: $20 (cash only)
Nutcracker Fee: $100 for ages 11 and under, $200 for ages 12 and up non-AYBC
MEMBERS (included in AYBC membership package @$100) includes: all rehearsal time,
costume rental and cleaning. All students participating in Ballet III-VI roles, are required to
take class before each rehearsal and required to be at all rehearsals. Rehearsals are every
Saturday and/or Sunday and some T/W/Th during the week. Non-AYBC Students are
required to pay the regular rate for classes before rehearsals. We try to make the schedules
as easy as possible for everyone. No rehearsals Thanksgiving weekend.

JOIN THE AYBC Junior or Senior Company in May and receive company summer
workshop prices of $200-$300 per month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Alabama Youth Ballet Company in
2nd International Grebel Dance
"Fairy Doll"
Workshop Part I
Click to view performance videos:
The Alabama Youth Ballet

Bill & Gincie Upton
Brian & Jessica Newman
Steven & Susan White
John & Gracie Johnsey
Maurice & Amanda Mercer
Ron Scott
Marta Portillo-Duarte
Craig & Sabrina Murray
Linda Gilbert
Tim & Amanda Brice
Chris Townes
Alabamayouthballet web site
Stevan Grebel Center for Dance
Stevan and Deborah Grebel, Directors
2639 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama, 35124
Shelby County's only pre-professional dance program.
Teaching Dance in the Birmingham area for 44 years!

205.620.0800  or 205.602.5639
FAQs about AYB
2017-2018 Members & Guest Artists