New Lou“My vision has always been to offer all children the opportunity to experience the art of dance.  My academy offers all levels and styles of dancing taught by a professional faculty.”  ~Lou Ann Young, Founder~ 1930-2017




Welcome to Anderson Young Ballet Theatre Academy, Official School of Anderson Young Ballet Theatre.  Directed by Lou Ann Young and Jennifer Thiemet, our school offers technical dance training in a professional setting.

Our Academy is located in downtown Anderson, Indiana in the Big Four Arts Depot. This historic setting is a wonderful and inspiring place for your child to learn, dance, grow, and perform.


Academy Hours: 4:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday and 9:30am to 4:00pm Saturdays

Anderson Young Ballet Theatre, Inc.

Anderson Young Ballet Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to bringing the art of dance to the community. Anderson Young Ballet Theatre, Inc. (AYBT) is a member of Regional Dance America / Mid-States and an honor company.

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Anderson Young Ballet Theatre is semi-professional dance company under the direction of Lou Ann Young & Jennifer Thiemet.  Founded in 1974, AYBT has utilized Anderson’s dancing youth to produce such full length ballets as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle, Red Shoes, Swan Lake, and several ballet excerpts.  AYBT is also one of the forerunners in dance for modern and musical theater. Each season, in addition to the Nutcracker, AYBT performs two additional full-length productions.

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