About Columbus Youth Ballet Project

Founded in 1989 as a nonprofit, pre-professional ballet performing company, Columbus Youth Ballet Project (CYBP) provides an opportunity for talented and serious young dancers to showcase their capabilities and high standard of performance. As a nonprofit, we rely greatly on our sponsors and generous donations from businesses and individuals to help keep Columbus Youth Ballet Project running. 

CYBP has attracted many renowned international guest master teachers and choreographers — including: Laura Alonso, Cynthia Harvey, Katrina Killian, Robert Gardner, and Sean Kelly — to work with our young dancers. Columbus Youth Ballet Project also acquired the rights to perform Balanchine’s “Valse Fantasie”, “Stars and Stripes — Red Regiment”, “Raymonda”, Tchaikovsky’s “Suite #3, Elegie”, “Who Cares” (Concert Version), and Peter Martin’s “Eight Easy Pieces”.

Columbus Youth Ballet Project performs "The Nutcracker" each holiday season, and this production is our largest annual performance. Other CYBP performances include “Thriller” at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium during the Zoo's 'Boo at the Zoo!' event, Franklin Park Conservatory's 'Tulips & Tutus' family program, the Columbus International Festival, the Columbus Arts Festival, and our annual Spring program.

CYBP behind the scenes and in action


Your generous contribution helps sustain and grow our school, our programs, and allows us to enrich those around us through dance. Thank you for considering Columbus Youth Ballet Project.


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