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The Alabama Youth Ballet Company is a non-profit 501(C)3 educational arts corporation and is
presently the  performing wing of The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance.  It offers pre-professional dancers
the opportunity to train and perform with directors Stevan and Deborah Grebel through high-quality
classes and featuring classical and contemporary ballet performances.

It has grown out of a desire and a vision to contribute and promote dance education through performances
and community outreach in the Jefferson/Shelby County area as well as throughout the state of Alabama.  

Official company auditions are held twice a year, in May and July, as well as on a continuous basis by
invitation and class evaluation.  Placement auditions are for dancers ages 8  and up for the junior and
senior level companies.

At times, professional guest artists will be invited for master classes and to perform with the company.
All dancers perform in a pre-professional company which adheres to the finest standards. The dancers
learn to work as a part of one body, as well as discovering their utmost potential as individuals.   They  
learn and prepare for all aspects of dance company involvement, including:  how to audition, professional
attitude and etiquette, how to dress, apply  make-up, as well as stage craft and stage management.  

Youth Ballet involvement requires a high degree of commitment and time spent in classes, rehearsals,
stage preparation; as well as the ability to follow directions, along with self-discipline. The Alabama
Youth Ballet is non-discriminating and offers young dance students the ability to grow and learn in a
positive, self-fulfilling, and disciplined atmosphere that will enhance their self-esteem and build their
knowledge of the world of professional dance - in the classroom and on the stage.  Students will also
study with guest teachers and perform with quest artists and choreographers.

You do not have to be a student at Grebel Center for Dance to become a member of the Alabama Youth
Ballet Company
*Perform the classics as well as new
modern works.  Work with great
coaches who love working with young
*Community performances, touring
opportunities, school performances,

Contact The Stevan Grebel Center for
Dance at 205-987-7234 to schedule
an appointment to audition, or to
schedule a performance.
**Alabama Youth Ballet returning and new member auditions
Senior  & Junior Company:
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

*Videos accepted  

  • Students auditioning should wear leotards, tights and ballet slippers.
  • Male dancers may wear tights, a close fitting white t-shirt and ballet shoes.
  • Dancers on pointe should bring pointe shoes.

By Appointment - Grebel Dance studios, Saturdays 11am - 12:30PM.  Call 205-987-7234
or email for more information:
Audition fee is $20.

JOIN THE AYBC Junior or Senior Company in May and receive company summer
workshop prices of $200-$300 per month.
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"Fairy Doll"
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The Alabama Youth Ballet
Guild Members

Bill & Gincie Upton
Brian & Jessica Newman
Steven & Susan White
John & Gracie Johnsey
Maurice & Amanda Mercer
Ron Scott
Marta Portillo-Duarte
Craig & Sabrina Murray
Linda Gilbert
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