Delightful SA Youth Ballet Gets Ready for Inaugural Ballet Brunch and Ball

The delightful SA Youth Ballet


Delightful SA Youth Ballet Presents Inaugural Ballet Brunch & Ball and Prepares for 2023’s Nutcracker Auditions




San Antonio Youth Ballet, a nonprofit program of the San Antonio Ballet School, has some exciting events coming up in August for the San Antonio community as well as aspiring young ballet dancers, not to mention adults of all ages.


This inaugural event, which is a fundraiser, takes place on Sunday, August 20th at 11:30 am, with an 11:00 am VIP social hour option, at The Veranda in Castle Hills. General admission will include a brunch with a variety of delectable options, a silent auction, formal presentation about the upcoming season, dance performance and a ball.


The delightful SA Youth Ballet


“This is our very first Ballet Brunch and Ball and also the first youth ballet fundraiser of its kind to my knowledge, which makes it unique,” says Danielle Campbell Steans, Director of the San Antonio Youth Ballet. “The funds raised will go towards scholarships and a youth company trip to the premier American Ballet Theatre, giving our students a chance to meet and work with renowned ballet dancers like Misty Copeland, who is the first African American principal dancer there. It’s a huge opportunity for our students to dream big!”

This event is open to all ages and hopeful young dancers are not only welcome, but encouraged, which is why this is an afternoon event.

“I really wanted to create an experience that inspires young dancers and allows them to get up close and personal with the established dancers, as well as myself and company choreographers. I’ve been going to ballets since I was six months old, so I believe that exposure to the arts is important and the earlier, the better,” says Steans.







On Saturday, August 26San Antonio Youth Ballet will host auditions, as they ramp up for this season’s Nutcracker Suites performance, which will return to the historic Scottish Rite Auditorium with live accompaniment by the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra. The chosen dancers will perform new choreography by the talented Husan Wong with direction by Danielle Campbell Steans. Rehearsals begin weekends, starting September (ages 8+) and October (ages 3+). Only a limited number of cast members will be accepted.


The delightful SA Youth Ballet


“The Nutcracker is also a story of diversity, specifically when Clara travels to the land of sweets and experiences different cultures and countries, and our company truly represents that diversity. It’s a key component of who we are. We have three African American dancers, a Chinese American dancer and a few Mexican American dancers,” says Steans.

To that end, the San Antonio Youth Ballet is bilingual with two teachers from the National Ballet of Cuba


The delightful SA Youth Ballet


Auditions are open to artists of all ages 3-adult.

Beginner/Intermediate, Advanced Dancers & Performing Artists during the following times:

1:00 pm – Audition, ages 3-4

1:30pm – 2:30 pm- Audition, ages 5-7

2:45pm – 3:45 pm- Audition, ages 8-12

4:00pm – 5:00 pm- Audition, ages 13- adult

To pre register, visit, call 210.802.7931 or email Toni Rohelia at with the following information: name, age, date of birth, performance experience (if any), resume and headshot.

Attire: Ladies – black leotard, pink tights, pink technique flats or pointe shoes; Gentlemen – white leotard or fitted t-shirt, black tights with white socks and white or black ballet shoes.


The delightful SA Youth Ballet


The Nutcracker auditions will be held at San Antonio Ballet School studios. Per studio policy, parents must drop off their dancer and wait in their vehicles. *Video submissions accepted. Please call 210.802.7931 for more information.

For more information on the San Antonio Youth Ballet, visit




Article from 8/18/2023
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