“As I progress through my career I become more and more grateful of my life in dance and all my good fortune that has come with it. Of course, I have Marcia Dale Weary and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet to thank for it. I don't know how to express my gratitude for the way that CPYB has changed my life other than to continue perfecting and molding what Marcia and all my great teachers have taught me. These life lessons are forever instilled in me and I wear them proudly each day I get to dance.”
-Noelani Pantastico, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo Soloist and CPYB Alumna
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet has prepared dancers for the world’s top ballet companies since 1955. The CPYB summer program provides unparalleled technical training for beginning, intermediate, advanced and professional dancers, while dance educators come together to participate in the school’s annual Teachers Workshop.
Photo: CPYB alumna and former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Noelani Pantastico in PNB’s production of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette. Photo © Angela Sterling.