Washington State Youth Ballet provides the highest caliber of training to young dancers who wish to prepare for a career in the performing arts as well as providing classes to dancers of all ages and levels to our wonderful community. WSYB strives to be one of the top training facilities for ballet in Washington State while creating a healthy learning environment for all students. WSYB's objective is to give our students tools they can use to be successful in all aspects of their lives and future plans. We will build not only the dancers of tomorrow, but help create yong adults that will have confidence in themselves and their abilities to be successful in their future career paths. We realize you have choices in dance education. We invite you to our school to grow, experience and create memories.
Creating the healthy dancers of today and the confident generation of tomorrow.
With a career as a professional ballet dancer spanning over 25 years, Artistic Director Phyllis Rothwell brings a plethora of knowledge about the dance world.
Her students have gone on to become professional dancers with companies such as Netherlands Dans Theater, Ballet Idaho, LED, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Project Flux, Open Space, Whim Whim, and Ballet Fantastique. Summer intensives that students have been accepted to include Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, School of American Ballet, Joffrey, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet West, Hubbard Street, Sacramento Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, North Carolina School of the Arts, CPYB, The Portland Ballet, SALT, Golden State Ballet, Open Space, and Whitman Summer Dance Lab. Ms, Rothwell has coached both for Youth American Grand Prix and contestants for Miss America. She has been a master teacher and judges for Spotlight Convention and a judicator for Tashco Young Artists Festival and Idaho DanceSport.
Continuing to be a sought-after master teacher and choreographer, Ms. Rothwell, will always be at the forefront of what the dance world has to offer to its students.
Need to rent a studio space for yoga, ballroom, ballet birthdays, etc...? We got you covered. Our studios have central heat and air and are handicap accessible.
Plus!!!!! Our 2nd Annual full length Nutcracker involving all of our WYSB students will be December 15 - 17th, 2023 at Gesa Power House Theatre!!!!