About Us

RCYBE the Official Youth Ballet Company Ensemble for the State of West Virginia is a non-profit, pre-professional company founded in 1995 to give talented dancers an opportunity to learn and grow in the performing arts. The primary goal of the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble is to provide dancers with a sound, quality, dance education while giving them valuable performance opportunities. It also gives the dancers a forum to share their talents with others in the community.

RCYBE Official Youth Ballet of West Virginia Award

RCYBE Official Youth Ballet of West Virginia

The primary goal of the River City Youth Ballet School is to educate our students in the art of dance. We offer classes in ballet, modern, tap, jazz and creative movement.

Students of all skill levels are welcome, because we feel that providing dance training to children no matter what their degree of interest is vital to their development physically and mentally.

At the River City Youth Ballet School we are a Charleston WV dance studio, we give dancers options. That’s why we offer both a pre-professional RCYBE company track and a fun Dance Studio track. Every child regardless of age, body type or ability should be given the chance not only to enjoy the art of dance, but enjoy the poise, confidence and creativity dance can bring to their lives. Please phone 304-925-DANC (3262) for more information regarding classes.

The studio is under the direction of the RCYBE Company founder and Walnut Hills Performing Arts graduate, Michelle Raider.
Photo of two dancers being watched by young students at RCYBE, we grow dancers one step at a time

We Grow Dancers Step by Step


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