Our Nutcracker, produced in 1981, started the organization as we know it today, which is why we celebrate that year as our true date of establishment. Charlotte Youth Ballet was then formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1986. CYB continues to position itself as a vital performing arts hub for student dancers across the Charlotte area and as a community destination for professional level performances.
In addition, Charlotte Youth Ballet has a long tradition of community outreach, making getting involved in the world of dance possible for those who otherwise may not be able to afford it, including:
- Lasting Impressions, our free dance classes offered to underserved children
- Ticket and transportation for 500 to 1,000 Title 1 school children to preview performances
- Scholarships for student dancers
- Special events for Girl Scouts
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to maintain and improve sets, props, and costumes; keep ticket prices and dancer fees to a minimum; underwrite our community outreach programs and help us Preserve the Legacy.
Click below to find out more about patron giving, corporate sponsorships, and ways to volunteer. Thank you!