Eugene Youth Ballet is the pre-professional performing track of the Academy.
Eugene Youth Ballet offers aspiring young students with performing opportunities that not only develop self-confidence and an appreciation for the art, but also provides educational programs and exposure for our local community and beyond.
In 2012, Eugene Youth Ballet founded the annual Northwest Dance Festival to collaborate with other regional youth dance companies and provide ongoing performing and educational opportunities. Through its longevity and many projects and performances, the organization has become recognized as an exceptional youth arts program and was awarded a prestigious Oregon Arts Commission Award for service to the community.
The 60 member troupe, exposes, educates and entertains audiences with focus on the under-served populations and outlying areas that do not have opportunities or access to participate. Recognizing the value of art in our lives, Eugene Youth Ballet is committed to providing financial support through scholarship and gives back to the community through free public performances. Eugene Youth Ballet performs for nursing and retirement homes, libraries, public and private schools and community events.