Anderson Young Ballet Theatre Academy

Official Dance School of Anderson Young Ballet Theatre
 Jennifer Thiemet, AYBT Academy Director

Founded by Lou Ann Young, AYBT Academy accepts students (male and female) ages 3 through 18 with or without prior training.  We offer classes in Ballet (Cecchetti), Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater, Pointe, & Pas De Deux.  All students participate in our Big Four Arts Review (our academy dance recital) in the Spring. Older students have the opportunity to participate in AYBT’s yearly production of The Nutcracker (ages 5 and up) and our spring ballet (levels 6 and up).  Students of AYBT Academy can audition for our Company, Apprentice, & Junior Company (our pre-professional performance companies).  The focus of our academy is to train a well-rounded dancer and artist, allow them performance opportunities, and teach each child the joy of dancing in a professional setting.

Dance Academy Registration Day is, Saturday, July 22 from 10am-4pm. Please contact our academy office at


Students can register by contacting the Academy Office at (765)643-2184 or via email


Only one of AYBTA’s qualified instructors can determine class placement of a student.

Recital Costume Price List

AYBT Academy recital costumes will be order in November for our May Academy Recital (The Big Four arts Review, May 18, 2024 (1:30pm) at Reardon Auditorium).


Labor Day Make-up Classes

AYBT Academy is closed for Labor Day.



Halloween dress up days! Dress in your Halloween costume for class. Please make-sure you can dance in your costume (and nothing too scary please).


Snow Cancellation Information

Look here and on our Facebook page for any cancellations due to snow and make-up classes that will follow. Look for these postings by 11:00 am here and on our Facebook & Instagram page. Please assume Academy classes will be held unless you see a message here stating otherwise (even in the event of local area school cancellations).


AYBT Academy, 29 Young Drive, Anderson, IN 46016, (765)-643-2184,