Michelle Raider, Artistic Director

River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the Official Youth Ballet 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. Its primary goal 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

The primary goal of the School 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, we give dancers options. That’s why we offer both a pre-professional track and a fun 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.

The studio is under the direction of the RCYBE Company founder and Walnut Hills Performing Arts graduate, Michelle Raider.


We Grow Dancers Step by Step


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