Inspire. Educate. Enrich.

By supporting CPYB, you are investing in the future of our youth and communities.

Dance captures the most basic qualities of humanity — the mind, body and soul. The dancer's body expresses what the mind thinks and the soul feels, freeing the viewer's imagination and transporting us to other worlds.

For more than 60 years, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet has educated dancers and inspired audiences by setting the gold standard for training in and performance of classical ballet. Individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies provide CPYB with the resources crucial to the delivery of this most human of art forms. A contribution today ensures the continuation of the highest level of training, performance and outreach throughout the year.

You can support Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in a variety of ways and through multiple giving options.

Your gift to the Annual Fund guarantees that your contribution is used where the need is greatest. 

Scholarships preserve our mission of making ballet accessible to all children. Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet offers two scholarships to students:

  • Changing Lives Scholarship Fund
    Your gift is restricted to the Changing Lives Scholarship Fund and would provide one full year of ballet training including CPYB’s Academic Year Program, 5-Week Summer Program and August Course.
  • Male Scholarship Fund
    This competitive scholarship program offers scholarships to aspiring male dancers aged 14-19 the opportunity to receive two years of uninterrupted proven ballet training at CPYB and a 22 month housing stipend.

DiscoverDance and School Day Performances allow children to experience and learn about the enchanting art form that is ballet.    

However you choose to support Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet — and at whatever level — your generosity is both essential and truly appreciated. Every gift counts! Contact Asheleigh Forsburg at 717.601.2982 to talk about your giving options.   for more information on the many ways to give.

Our Commitment to Our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by CPYB, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

CPYB is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN/Tax ID # is 23-1971982. The official registration and financial information of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Additional annual program and financial information is available on GuideStar. Copies of CPYB’s annual report and audited financial report are available by contacting Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Ade.