Support CPYB


Ballet Changes Lives 

Your support is vital to sustain our vision of changing lives through dance.  To discuss the many Giving Opportunities available, please contact the CPYB Development Department at 717.254.8945 or

Annual Campaign

Contributions to the Annual Campaign are unrestricted and make a huge impact on everything CPYB does. By investing in the Annual Campaign, you’re directly supporting our students and the cultural vitality of the region through the development of our educational programs and initiatives. Discover how you can give. 


Simply stated, giving to the Annual Campaign is the easiest way to ensure that your contribution has the greatest impact in the areas where CPYB needs it the most.


Male Scholarship Program - Housing Underwriter

A full year of housing stipends for one CPYB Male Scholarship Program student.

Encourage young men to dance! This gift is restricted to the Male Scholarship Program and would provide twelve months of housing stipends ($500/month) for one Male Scholarship Program participant. 

Changing Lives Scholarship Fund

One full year of scholarship funding to a CPYB student.*

Encourage future dancers! The full amount of the 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 Ballet Program, and August Course. 

*Student who is already matriculated and qualified by CPYB for scholarship funding. 


Season Underwriter | 3 years

Financial support for CPYB production season performances*

Strengthen the performing arts in southcentral Pennsylvania! Gifts will be restricted to production expenses including costuming, theatre rental, ticketing, set design, and choreography. In addition to eight tickets per performance, an invitation to in-studio events, and Backstage at the Ballet tours, season production underwriters have the option to utilize a full-page advertisement in every performance program. This is a three-year commitment with yearly installments for your contribution.

*Performances in October, December, April and June. 


Production Co-Sponsor | 3 years

Partner with the arts leader in southcentral Pennsylvania! 

Align your brand with CPYB’s 60-year commitment to excellence. Gifts will be restricted to a specific production of your choice as available. Performances include CPYB’s Storybook Ballet Series in October, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, a full-length classical ballet in April, and CPYB’s own Summer Ballet Series featuring new works and five unique performances. In addition to 16 tickets for your co-presenting production and up to 10 tickets for other productions during the season for your guests, website recognition, corporate display in the lobby, media story, pre-performance announcement recognition, recognition on all performance marketing materials (includes print, online, television, radio and billboards), co-presenters have the option to utilize a full-page advertisement (back cover) in the performance program and attend an in-studio rehearsal. This is a three-year commitment with yearly installments for your contribution.

*Limited Availability. Please contact the Development Department at 717.254.8945 for more information.


Educational Programming


Support School Day Performances and DiscoverDance Scholarship Funding 

DiscoverDance, an outreach program, furthers Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's mission to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of community members; specifically young students and their families. The program's four-tiered framework provides children of various socioeconomic backgrounds an opportunity to see, experience and then train as a dancer. 

Emerging Artists Underwriter

Support one of CPYB’s choreographic initiatives, ChoreoPlan and FirstSteps

Creating new ballets on pre-professional dancers is a win-win situation. For aspiring and working choreographers, it is an opportunity to create original, classically based works on a company of CPYB dancers. And CPYB students grow in new directions. Through their participation in the making of a new work, dancers learn to pick up choreography faster and as a result, become flexible instruments for dancemakers and more marketable. ChoreoPlan and FirstSteps alternate annually. With ChoreoPlan, aspiring choreographers spend 40 rehearsal hours creating works with CPYB dancers. In FirstSteps, CPYB students take on the roles of choreographer and dancer. You will be given the opportunity to meet the choreographers and bring guests to the in-studio performances (2) in January. 

Limit 1 available.

New Works Underwriter

Critical support for a world premiere of new choreography

CPYB is pleased to offer aspiring and working choreographers the opportunity to create original, classically based works on a company of well-trained, classical dancers at CPYB. The collaborative process feeds the artists in ways they don’t always expect. And CPYB students grow in new directions after working with visiting dancemakers, leaving the students with distinct advantages over their peers.  The studio rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and ultimately the world premiere gives dancers the opportunity to perform in a real-world, professional environment.  World Premiere Underwriters have the option to utilize one Backstage at the Ballet tour for four in addition to tickets to the production for your guests. 

The Future ... 

CPYB Endowment Fund

Preserve the future of CPYB for another 60 years!

Change lives through dance! Continue to build upon the vision of Founding Artistic Director Marcia Dale Weary with a gift to the CPYB endowment fund. Gifts are restricted to the CPYB endowment fund, overseen by the investment committee of the CPYB board of directors. A strong endowment enables CPYB to continue to build futures filled with promise, enhance the quality of regional life and strengthen the unity of our fellow citizens. You may choose how this gift is listed in four annual performance programs. Endowment underwriters have the option to utilize one Backstage at the Ballet tour for four, four tickets to each production during a CPYB performance season, private invitation to attend an in-studio rehearsal, and dinner with CPYB CEO Nicholas Ade.  

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for An Evening at the Barre - Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's annual fundraising gala.

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