The Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is a world-renowned educational center with a 56-year history in the training of classical ballet with studios in Carlisle and Harrisburg. CPYB is also a professional quality Performing Company of dancers that performs a repertoire of the classics as well as the works of George Balanchine.
At the heart of CPYB is its artistic director, Marcia Dale Weary, her associate artistic director, Darla Hoover, and her personally-trained faculty. The New York Times said the following: “London, Paris, St. Petersburg and New York are well known for their first-rate ballet academies, training many of the best dancers in the classical form. Add to that list Carlisle, Pa., a town with fewer than 20,000 people and a modest economy driven by state government jobs and the defense industry. For the last 46 years, Marcia Dale Weary and her Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet have produced dancers well known in the ballet world.”