History

Heartland Youth Ballet, is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization committed to bringing the art of dance to the community. Heartland Youth Ballet (HYB) is a member of Regional Dance America / Mid-States.

Heartland Youth Ballet was founded in 1996 by founder & then Artistic Director, Robin Welch at the Rose Theater. In 2009 the pre-professional company left the the Rose Theater and continued their mission as Heartland Youth Ballet. The company is committed to providing cultural and educational enrichment to the Omaha community. The company provides an environment for aspiring young dancers to learn, practice and perform in a pre-professional atmosphere, in a variety of dance forms.

Heartland Youth Ballet is committed to community outreach and education and is a member of WhyArts? This non-profit organization brings the arts to individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Heartland Youth Ballet, through WhyArts? presents dance workshops and residencies throughout the Omaha area.

Every year, member companies share four days of master classes, lectures, seminars, and social events. Evening performances are held showcasing the member companies and demonstrating the growth they have achieved throughout the year.

As a member company of Regional Dance America, Heartland Conservatory of Dance students, through Heartland Youth Ballet is able to offer students:

Heartland Youth Ballet is the only Nebraska company that is a member of Regional Dance America, a distinguished organization that has promoted regional dance companies throughout the United States and Canada since 1988. The mission of the organization is to advance and foster the growth and education of choreograhers, directors, and dance students and companies.

  • Master classes with some of the worlds most well-know ballet, jazz and modern instructors.
  • Learning, rehearsing and performing ballets created by our own resident choreographers and guest choreographers.
  • Opportunities to meet, take class, share experiences, and learn from other serious dance students from around the US and Canada.