The Springfield Ballet Company and the Springfield Youth Performance Group are excited to announce an alliance that offers each organization the opportunity to enhance and expand their current dance programming. Together, the two non-profit organizations will share resources to create the Springfield Youth Ballet Company, which will allow local youth the opportunity to experience the joy of ballet while enhancing their formal dance education and training.
Formerly known as the Springfield Youth Performance Group, SYBC has been encouraging and cultivating the artistic talents of youth in the local community by giving children ages seven and older the opportunity to perform on stage with other dancers since 2005. The SYBC is staffed by Executive Director Taryn Grant and Artistic Director Caitlin Helton Scherer.
The Springfield Youth Ballet Company is funded by Springfield Youth Performance Group Foundation which was created in 2012 to provide financial and community outreach support to local organizations that strive for excellence in arts including three significant programs: Mighty Movers, The Smile Co., and Books on Stage.