Irish National Youth Ballet Company

Irish National Youth Ballet is the premier youth ballet company in Ireland.

Funded by the Arts Council, the company aims to give the best young dancers in Ireland the opportunity to train with brilliant teachers and choreographers and to perform in exciting semi-professional productions throughout the year.

INYB is a performance-based company. The work we do is an advanced supplement to the dancers’ existing ballet training which may be more exam focused. Working with internationally trained teachers, all of whom have had professional dance careers, young dancers get to experience world-class training at home.

Guest choreographers are invited to develop work for the company to enhance the dancers’ experience. We have 2 performance seasons per year – Christmas and Spring. The shows are produced to the highest standards with amazing costumes, lighting design and staging.

We are also invited to perform at festivals, special events and have a number of exciting collaborations each year.

INYB has dancers from all over Ireland. Dancers from age 10 – 20 can join the company through a competitive audition process. Dancers in the Junior company are aged from 10-15 and from 16 upwards dancers work with the senior company.

The INYB trains in central Dublin every Saturday during term times and we also do intensive training during half-terms and Easter holidays in the run up to performances.