Youth Ballet Memphis

Developing young artists with a vision

Practicing and mastering technique in classes is essential, but getting to perform onstage is the dream of nearly everyone who studies dance. At Ballet Memphis, upper-level school students have the opportunity to audition for and showcase their developing technique and artistry in our non-professional Youth Ballet Memphis performances.

In addition to performing in Ballet Memphis' annual production of Nutcracker, YBM members perform several times throughout the year, concluding with our annual Spring show.

YBM members rehearse an average of two-to-eight hours each week, in addition to their regular technique classes. Under the guidance of the Artistic Staff, and mentors from the professional company, members learn choreography and then strive to perfect their technique and unison corps work, and develop artistic expression in rehearsal. Productions utilize costumes, stage lighting, sets, props, and occasionally live music to emulate the theatrical experience of the professional company.

For more information contact Janet Parke.

Fall Semester Announcement

The Ballet Memphis School will resume classes for the fall semester on August 24. In light of this ever-evolving situation, the Ballet School will follow Shelby County guidance and begin in-person or blended classes when the COVID-19 situation in Shelby County warrants the move to Phase III of the Back to Business Plan. While the City of Memphis and Shelby County remain in Phase II, the Ballet Memphis School will teach all classes virtually.

During this ever-evolving situation, we have put the health and safety of our students and their families, as well as our instructors and staff, as a top priority. Learn more about how we are keeping your child safe with our Ballet Memphis School Reopening Plan.