Alabama Youth Ballet, conveniently located in Southeast Huntsville, is home to the Alabama Youth Ballet School and the Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre.

Alabama Youth Ballet School

Alabama Youth Ballet School provides professional instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. We specialize in teaching dance in a manner that builds self-esteem, so that everyone from the beginner to the pre-professional dancer can excel at each level. A broad array of classes are offered on a weekly basis including Ballet, Modern, Liturgical & Tap. Our instructors share a common technical background and educational philosophy that gives each student a full, exciting dance education in a creative environment. The leadership of AYB cares about the development of healthy, well-rounded young people and believes in encouraging their dancers to be involved in community outreach.

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre is the non-profit performing company of Alabama Youth Ballet. Under the artistic direction of Keren Gibb Hilliard & David Herriott, AYBT produces two major performances each year, including The Nutcracker (including much of the original choreography that has made this a Huntsville favorite) in December and their much loved Fairy Tale Ballet series in the spring, featuring timeless classics like Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. In addition to these productions, members use dance to bring smiles to many faces with visits to retirement homes & hospitals, elementary school performances & participation in community arts events such as the Panoply Arts Festival.


2014-15 Class Schedule

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Rehearsal Schedule




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ON SALE October 1st 
Tickets for The Nutcracker, A Yuletide Ballet

All performances will be at Lee Lyric Theatre
December 5 & 6 at 7:30 PM, December 6 & 7 at 2 PM
Adults $16
Students/Seniors/Military $12
$2 discount per ticket for orders over 20

Poinsettia and catalog orders are happening now!
Contact a company member for details or call the studio for information. These fundraisers are so important to our theatre productions. We appreciate your support.
Catalog Order Deadline - September 22
Poinsettia Order Deadline - November 14

Open Floor
Share your choreography with others or simply observe while learning about dance.
Ocober 11 & November 8  - Upper Studio
6 PM - Free / Donations Accepted

Cupcakes & Characters
This is a special opportunity for children to meet and interact with the characters of The Nutcracker, A Yuletide Ballet. In the spirit of the season, children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character and decorate a cupcake after watching a demo.
October 25 - Lower Studios
10:15-11:30 AM - $5

Belk Charity Sale
November 8

The Nutcracker, A Yuletide Ballet - Sewanee, Tennessee Touring Production
November 15 - Guerry Auditorium
2:30 PM & 7 PM - $5

Charlotte Branch Library Demo
November 18 - FREE!
4 PM

Huntsville/Madison County Main Library Demo
November 19  - FREE!
4 PM

Bailey Cove Library Demo
November 20 - FREE!
9:15 & 10:30 AM

Huntsville/Madison County Main Library Demo
November 20  - FREE!
6 PM

Cupcakes & Characters
Sprinkled with the spirit of Christmas, the characters of The Nutcracker, A Yuletide Ballet come to life and share their dance with children. Decorating a special treat and participating in amazing arts and crafts will be so much fun!
November 22 - Lower Studios
10:15-11:30 AM - $5

Santa's Village
November 29 & 30

Huntsville Hospital's Children's Division Nutcracker Cast Visit
December 4