Boston City Youth Ballet (BCYB) is an intensive education program for motivated dance students. The program supplements dancers’ weekly technique classes and gives aspiring dancers the tools they need to succeed in a professional career. Auditions for this unique training program are open to all dancers ages 8-20 in the Greater Boston and surrounding areas.

BCYB students will:


  • Improve their ballet technique in an accelerated & rigorous training program

  • Develop strong performing skills with opportunities to perform along side professional dancers

  • Explore other dance styles, including modern, jazz, and tap

  • Grow in a supportive and inclusive environment with guidance and mentorship from renowned instructors

Young dancer on stage

Dancers ages 8-11 can audition for the Relevé (REL-A-VAY) program. This introductory program is perfect for beginning students who are eager to learn.

For dancers over age 11, CBB offers a more advanced training program, the Allongé (AA-LON-JAY) program. These classes help the advanced dancers grow both technique and performing artistry. In the Allongé classes, the students focus on musicality and choreography, strengthen and prepare for pointe work, and learn classical repertoire. 

All BCYB students receive unique opportunities to perform in professional productions, including City Ballet of Boston’s annual holiday classic, the Urban Nutcracker!

Auditions for the program are held each Fall. The session begins in the Fall and continues through May. Financial support is provided for those in need of assistance with the modest costs associated with this program.

About City Ballet of Boston:

City Ballet of Boston (CBB), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a professional dance company that provides exceptional performances and quality dance training to a diverse urban community. The company is built on a robust values system of inclusiveness and believes that diversity through dance heightens creativity both in the studio and on the stage.  The core philosophy of a rigorous dance curriculum is that quality dance builds physical and mental discipline and is also an excellent means of cultural education.

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