Vision, Mission and Values


Changing lives through dance.


Established in 1955 by Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a nationally recognized school of classical ballet. Our mission is to inspire, educate and enrich lives through training in and performance of classical ballet.


Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet strives to operate in accordance with the utmost integrity and the highest standards in all relationships. CPYB is committed to diligence, excellence and inclusiveness among all affiliates.

Integrity – We maintain high ethical and moral standards in speech, both the spoken and written word, and in personal and professional conduct. We value candor and honesty and are committed to doing what is right to protect our students, audiences, faculty, staff and stakeholders.

Diligence – We value persistence and dedication as fundamental to the success of the entire organization. Inherent in that, we take responsibility for our own actions and are answerable to others.

Excellence We give our personal best to proactively contribute to the success of the organization while seeking out new possibilities in every area and embracing innovative change that adds value.

Inclusiveness – We commit ourselves to fostering an environment that values all individuals, treating each other with the respect and dignity that all deserve.