THE SNOW QUEEN SOIREE | Tuesday, December 22nd at 7 pm

Join us at home for this special interactive event!

Families and children of all ages are invited to watch, celebrate, and connect! The evening will feature playback of the 2018 performance of The Snow Queen and an appearance by the dancer who has most frequently and iconically performed the ballet’s title role, Complexions Contemporary Ballet dancer and PYB alumna Jillian Davis. Donate during the evening for a chance to win prizes, including a beautiful, holiday-edition Diamondpointe ($200 value), hand-crafted by PYB artist, Anne Connors, a 15-minute photo shoot with PYB Company Photographer, Elyse Mertz, a 45-minute private ballet class (ages 9+) with Artistic Director, Risa Kaplowitz, or 2 free tickets to a future PYB production.

Email to register for the Zoom link.


PYB announces entry into the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix competition in February, with a special contemporary ensemble piece to be choreographed by Complexions Contemporary Ballet dancer and PYB Alum Jillian Davis.

Follow our journey to YAGP on Facebook and Instagram.

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The Nutcracker
PYB - Behind the Scenes

Princeton Youth Ballet performs two full-length ballets each year, with a repertory of magical productions which include The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Secret Garden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Graduation Ball, and The Snow Queen. This season, PYB performs The Nutcracker on December 7th and 8th and The Secret Garden on May 2nd and 3rd.

In addition to presenting its own full-length ballets, PYB performs with other arts organizations in concerts, performances and collaborations throughout the region. In April 2019, PYB performed with Boheme Opera New Jersey’s production of Aida. PYB has also performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, most recently in their youth concert series, Dancing Around the World, which toured the state’s largest theaters. Other collaborations include performances with the West Windsor High School North Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey.


PYB is proud to present relaxed, sensory-friendly performances in a welcoming atmosphere with moderated lighting and sound, alternative seating arrangements, and pre-performance materials for audience members. Learn more about our sensory friendly programming.



Princeton Youth Ballet (PYB), formerly DanceVision, is a not-for-profit corporation (501(c)(3)) founded in 2005 by Susan Jaffe and Artistic Director, Risa Kaplowitz.

Our mission is to give talented young dancers the opportunity to perform in professional level productions and to invite the community to fall in love with classical ballet through our inspired storytelling, magical productions, and uncompromising artistry. Co-founders Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz share a wealth of performance, teaching, and outreach experience between them; both women are gifted dance educators and superb artists.

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