Female Training Scholarship

Your dream.
Make it happen.

Ballet changes lives. Our Female Training Scholarship will strengthen your technique, develop your artistry and prepare you for success in the dance world.

Applications are now closed.

Review the audition video and photograph requirements.

This scholarship aims to raise the barre for women, providing aspiring female dancers ages 14-16 the extraordinary opportunity to receive two years of year-round, uninterrupted ballet training with renowned instructors and mentors here at CPYB.

What’s included…

  • Academic tuition, including registration fees, for 2020/2021 and 2021/2022
  • 2020 and 2021 5-Week Summer Ballet Program
  • 2020 and 2021 two-week August Course
  • Monthly housing stipend for 24 months
  • Access to a personalized, conditioning program

Our Curriculum

Our proven teaching syllabus, developed by Marcia Dale Weary, was designed to progress your skills by perfecting your technique, building physical strength, and developing your artistry.

Our Training

Build your technique and physical strength while perfecting your artistry.

Our Faculty

Learn from a distinguished faculty, including experts in the field, former professional dancers, and renowned choreographers.

Lia Cirio in Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 2
Photo by Rachel Neville
Our Alumni

Having the opportunity to train at CPYB changed my life forever. Marcia’s school and my wonderful teachers taught me not only world class technique, but work ethic, performance quality, and an inspiring love of this art form. I know without a doubt that I would not have been able to achieve this dream (which I get to live everyday) without this amazing school. 

Lia Cirio
Boston Ballet


Applications are now closed.

There are a limited number of competitive scholarships available. To apply, complete an application and submit an audition video and photographs by February 1, 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded on February 15, 2020.

Review the audition video and photograph requirements.

About CPYB

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is recognized throughout the world for providing the finest in classical ballet training. 

Founded by Marcia Dale Weary in 1955, her mission was simple: she wanted to bring the beauty of ballet to all she could, and so she began to change lives through dance.

What started in her historic barn grew in the spring of 1999 as CPYB’s Warehouse Studios were constructed just a few short blocks from Marcia’s home. Finally, with enough space to bring Marcia’s dream to life, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet continued to grow – and hasn’t stopped.

Learn More

Want to learn more about CPYB and our Female Training Scholarship? Contact us.

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