Youth Company (ages 12-21)

Empowering young artists to share their passion for dance through performance, outreach, and choreographic opportunities

 

BBT's Youth Company invites Youth Division dancers in Levels 7 and 8 to share their love of dance with the community through performances in BBT's annual programming as well as collaborations with organizations such as Berkeley Symphony, BAMPFA, and Berkeley Unified School District.

In addition to their rigorous training schedules, dancers in BBT’s Youth Company rehearse for up to 6 hours a week, working on both classical and contemporary repertoire by established and emerging choreographers. The level of dedication required of BBT’s Youth Company dancers builds deep connections between the students that can last a lifetime. The creative expectations of these dancers challenges them to grow and take risks, and the physical demands required by the broad range of repertoire the dancers encounter pushes them to reach their full potential as dancers.

Recent performances include new works by Dani Rowe, Vanessa Thiessen, Keon Saghari, Laura O’Malley, BBT’s Artistic Director Robert Dekkers, and BBT’s Artistic Director Emerita Sally Streets.

 

2018-19 Youth Company Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays: 6:45pm-7:45pm

Saturdays: 12:30pm-5:30pm

 
  BBT Youth Company dancers  in Dani Rowe's  O,  photo by Natalia Perez

BBT Youth Company dancers in Dani Rowe's O, photo by Natalia Perez

  BBT Youth Company dancer  in Vanessa Thiessen's  From the Well of Echoes  with members of the Berkeley Symphony  at  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) ,  photo by David S. Weiland

BBT Youth Company dancer in Vanessa Thiessen's From the Well of Echoes with members of the Berkeley Symphony at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)photo by David S. Weiland