About BYBC

As a young dancer, Lisa Sutton (“Miss Lisa”) was mentored and supported by the Maryland Youth Ballet – a dance school that, as a non-profit organization, was able to raise funds to assist aspiring young dancers with scholarships and other much-needed assistance.  Miss Lisa never forgot the encouragement and support that she received from that organization, and has, for years, hoped to create a similar organization in our community.  

On March 9, 2009, Burbank Youth Ballet Company was officially incorporated as a California public benefit, non-profit corporation with the specific mission to nurture young dancers while inspiring appreciation of dance within the
community.  Below are links to our corporate documents . . .

BYBC is registered as a Charitable Trust with the California Attorney General's office and has received tax exempt status in the State of California.  BYBC has also received  federal tax exempt status pursuant to IRS code 501(c)3.

About BYBC's Programs
To achieve its mission, Burbank Youth Ballet Company has set out to develop the following programs:
• Pre-Professional Youth Ballet Company
Dance Education & Appreciation program for schools & community groups
• Dance Education Scholarship Fund, and
• Master Class Series

During its first year, BYBC's first priority was to implement an in-school dance education outreach program.  To accomplish this, BYBC sponsored dance instructor, Ina Haybaeck-Rogers, to attend the Teaching Artist Training program at the Los Angeles Music Center so that BYBC could develop an in-school curriculum that would introduce K-3 students to the world of dance while incorporating the required California Standards.

Also, in its inaugural year, BYBC initiated its scholarship program through which it awarded two deserving aspiring dancers scholarships to help them to further their dance education.  The organization hopes to be able to offer additional scholarships in the future.  As additional scholarships are offered, BYBC will post the information on their Scholarships page.

In 2012, BYBC is working to launch a community outreach program -- The Young Dancer Workshops -- a series of workshops that the organization will offer to children ages 6 - 11 who might, otherwise, not be able to have an opportunity to attend dance classes.  It is the organization's hope that the workshops will be held on a regular basis so that the participants can truly learn and grow as a result of their participation.

Support BYBC
As is true with most arts programs, the growth and success of BYBC depends upon contributions from the public and local businesses.  BYBC has received state tax exempt status, and federal tax exempt status pursuant to IRS code 501(c)3.   All contributions made to the organization are tax deductible pursuant to state and federal tax code. 

If you are interested in supporting BYBC with a contribution or would just like more information, please contact us or visit the Support BYBC page.

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