Snow White



River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the Official Youth Ballet for the State of WV, presents, SNOW WHITE, adapted from the Brothers Grimm. Boys and girls of all ages are sure to enjoy this captivating ballet of a charming princess saved from the evil deeds of her step-mother, the Queen, by a group of adorable seven dwarfs.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12), all seats are general admission. They can now be purchased in the studio, by calling 304-925-3262, or at the door on December 2.

There is a school performance on Friday, December 2, at 9:15am. Tickets are $4 each per student. Make your reservations now by calling 304-925-3262.

*photo by Mike Winland of Winland Studios*
*performance brought to you in part by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Fund for the Arts*

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The Snow Queen

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Celebrate 20 years and kick off the holiday season with River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, West Virginia’s Official Youth Ballet, in our production of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” with original choreography set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.  With a cast of fifty young, talented dancers, including thirteen principals, the ballet offers exciting spectacle, a profound moral, and a child-friendly introduction to classical dance and the music of twentieth-century Russia’s greatest composer.

The show opens on Friday, November 13th at 7:00 pm, at the Civic Center Little Theater.  Admission: $12.00 adults, $8.00 children.

There is also a school performance (open to all schools and homeschoolers) on Friday, November 13th at 9:30am, to make your group reservation call 304-925-3262.

One additional show will follow on Saturday, December 5, 7:00 pm, in Clendenin at the Koontz Ave Gym (old middle school gym) at 107 Koontz Ave.  Admission: $3.00. We hope that this delightful production will become a new holiday tradition! Make your reservation today by calling (304) 925-3262 or by emailing

Date:               Friday, November 13th, 2015 (Charleston)

Time:              7:00 pm

Date:               Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Clendenin)

Time:              7:00 pm

Where:            The Cultural Civic Center Little Theater

Tickets:          General Admission and may be purchased at the door.

                        $12.00 adult $8.00 children in Charleston and $3.00 in Clendenin

Contact:         River City Youth Ballet Ensemble (304) 925-3262



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Thank You!



Thank you to all who braved the frigid temperatures and bad weather to come out and support River City Youth Ballet Ensemble’s presentation of Pinocchio yesterday.

And a special thank you to all the volunteer parents who helped out in way during the performance.  From the back stage area to the front lobby, without you we can not pull off a performance.  Thank you again!


*photo credit goes to back stage mom, Marissa.*

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This is generally our school performance show, however with schools being closed this performance is now open to the general public at regular evening ticket prices.

Join The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, RCYBE, the Official Youth Ballet of WV, where WV dancers perform for WV audiences as we present Pinocchio.

During this original production you will be taken n a journey with the beloved wooden boy who has to learn to make wise choices.  Follow Pinocchio as he goes on an adventure, learning how to avoid bad company and journey under the ocean.

River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, RCYBE will present Pinocchio, Friday, February, 20, 2015, at Charleston Civic Center Little Theater.


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The Snow Queen

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We here at River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, would like to take a quick moment to   thank all who came out to see The Snow Queen on Friday, November 14.  We hope you   enjoyed the show.   RCYBE is the Official Youth Ballet for the state of WV and gives    audiences the chance to see WV dancers performing in WV.

If anyone has pictures from the show, we would love to see them, if you’re willing to share.  With your permission, you might see them here in the near future.

If you missed this performance  you still have one more chance to see it. RCYBE will   present The Snow Queen, Saturday,  December 13, 2014, 7:00pm at The Koontz Avenue gym in Clendenin, WV.  Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the door.



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The Snow Queen, a unique performance

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This Friday night RCYBE, The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, will give you the chance to see a unique performance.  The official youth ballet ensemble of WV will present their take on The Snow Queen based on the story written by Hans Christian Andersen, providing WV Dancers for WV Audiences

This performance in unique in several ways.  Most ballet companies this time of year focus on The Nutcracker. Our brother and sister best friends, Parker and Grace Holstein will portray two of the main roles in this unique Snow Queen performance.  Parker is a volunteer dancer who will portray Kai.  Grace is a RCYBE Company Member and will play the role of Gerda.  Parker and Grace aren’t the only brother and sister pair in this performance, there are three other brother and sisters in this production.

Kick off your holiday season with this fairy tale of friendship,  love, and bravery.  RCYBE will present The Snow Queen, Friday Night, November 14, 2014, 7:00pm, at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater.  Tickets are $12/$8 and can be purchased at the door.

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