Thank you for attending the 2017 Nutcracker! Mark your calendar now for 2018 - Thanksgiving weekend!

Purchase DVDs and digital versions of 2017 Performances from Prodigy Cinema. DVDs are $25. To order, call 614-321-9350 or email:

The Central Ohio Youth Ballet's mission is to produce dance concerts and outreach programs for audiences in Licking County.

In fulfilling this mission, COYB showcases primarily classical ballet while encouraging principles of discpline, strong work ethic, and teamwork in our dancers and volunteers. Learn more about us by exploring our site!


The Nutcracker

A Thanksgiving tradition, The Nutcracker annually takes up residence at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio. Learn more about this festive annual production. Information about auditions can be found here.

Summer intensive

For a portion of each summer, the Central Ohio Youth Ballet offers intensive ballet training in Newark, Ohio.  The intensive is one to two weeks in length for a partial or full day depending on the level of the dancer. Classes are in technique, pointe, variations and body awareness.

Spring production

Spring Productions offer our dancers varied and unique experiences. They expose young dancers to new learning opportunities in dance and musical styles, production elements and choreography. Audition information can be found here.