Founded in 1998, English Youth Ballet presents full-length classical
ballets in the regional theatres of England, Scotland and Wales.
Bringing opportunity to young dancers outside London aged 8-18 years
within a professional setting.
year the professional principal dancers are joined by 100 young dancers to presents 8
productions in cities and regional areas throughout the UK.
and Director Janet Lewis, backed by an experienced professional
team, brings her enormous energy, drive, enthusiasm and unique
to fulfil their potential and to provides them with a unique
opportunity to experience life in a professional ballet company.
Now in its 20th year EYB and has built it into a highly successful youth dance
company. The demand for places is expressed by the hundreds
dancers who audition annually. Many of our students go
vocational training having gained enormous confidence,
performing experience and great pleasure from their involvement
Director - Janet Lewis MBE
Assistant Artistic Director - Dominic Marshall
Lewis is to be congratulated for going beyond the usual London
limits to provide young dancers with a taste of the professional
Youth Ballet gives young dancers a unique opportunity to experience
what life in a professional ballet company is really like. It
is an exciting journey from acceptance at the audition, to classes,
challenging choreography, tough rehearsals and enjoyable performances
in the theatre, which mirrors exactly what a dancer in a professional
production of costumes, sets, lighting and stage management is
fully professional. English Youth Ballet
creates a traditional ballet production that is especially
choreographed around the talents of the cast. Parents, Theatre
Reviewers are incredulous that the performances are of such
a high standard and are created within such a short period of
For information about the EYB Regional Development Trust