The D.C.Youth Ensemble, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) young people's performing arts company based in Washington, D.C. Founded by Carol W. Foster, the Artistic and Executive Director The Youth Ensemble offers extensive training in dance, drama, and music. There is both professional and non-professional training for children, teens, and young adults. Since its inception, D.C. Youth Ensemble, Inc. has emerged as a leader and pioneer in the performing arts for youth ages three through young adult. The Ensemble is the recipient of one of the highest honors afforded artist in the District of Columbia, "The Mayor's Art Award." The group has been featured on numerous television and radio programs as well as in performances at the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York City, and at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scottland where the group recieved a standing ovation.