Anderson Young Ballet Theatre Academy

Official 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 recital) in the Spring and older students have the opportunity to participate in AYBT’s yearly production of The Nutcracker.  Students of AYBT Academy can audition for our Company & Junior Company (our two performance companies).  The focus of our academy is to train a well rounded dancer, allow them performance opportunities, and teach each child the joy of dancing in a professional setting.

2020-2021 AYBT Academy Schedule


Academy registration packet

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.


COVID-19 Information

AYBT Academy has reopened, per the State of Indiana guidelines, for classes as of Monday, August 17, 2020.  Dancers are asked to bring their own PPE and hand sanitizer (if possible).

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).  We will be having classes and rehearsals on October 31 (Halloween Day).


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 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).