INYB aims to provide an opportunity for young Irish Ballet dancers to receive world class training in Ireland from national and international teachers, and to work as a semi-professional company with the highest artistic standards. The company works every Saturday in DanceHouse doing company class prior to rehearsing for up-coming performances. Irish National Youth Ballet Company works in conjunction with the private dance teacher and is an advanced supplement to their private training. It also aims to showcase the talents of Professional Irish Ballet dancers who have successful performance careers abroad. These dancers appear as guest artists in Irish National Youth Ballet performances.
The company is under the Artistic Direction of Katherine Lewis since 2007. Under Katherine's direction, the company of 40 dancers, the repertoire of the company has broadened with newly commissioned works and existing works from Irish and international choreographers.
INYB's Mission is to:
• To provide an opportunity for young Irish Ballet dancers to train as a company with internationally trained teachers and visiting choreographers. To create a semi-professional Youth Ballet Company in Ireland.
• To enable talented young dancers to stay in Ireland and receive world-class training.
• To develop and maintain the highest artistic standards.
The company's sping 2019 season was performed in The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 10-12 May.
Find out about the company and upcoming auditions here
This programme is supported by Dublin City Council.