Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Behind the Scenes

Bright Young Things

While our auditions and final castings for our 2018 have been in full swing, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes.  Once again, our Artistic Director, Mikah Smillie, has been creating, directing and producing.

Bright Young Things is a collection of ballets inspired by the “Little People, Big Dreams” series that celebrate the important life stories of wonderful women of the world.  From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.

Working with so many young people, Mikah wanted the season to celebrate the extraordinary within each one of us.  “Bright Young Things champions the individual showcasing their tenacity and trailblazing spirit.”  This spirit and dedication is a great preparation for life and the dance profession.

Our photographic campaign captures this spirit and blends the stories, characters and range of children in our 2018 cast.  It is thrilling and rewarding to watch.

They are the young talent of tomorrow.

And our campaign doesn’t stop here. We are asking our cast, alumni and parents to get involved by sharing their experiences and dreams. #nyb2018 #brightyoungthings.

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Photo Credit Cpation