Sterling Youth Ballet, established as a non-profit ballet company, in close collaboration with Paula Meola Dance in Sterling, Massachusetts, provides talented dancers, from Paula Meola Dance and the community at large, an opportunity to perform classical ballets and contemporary works in a professional setting throughout the year.
A life-long dream of Paula Meola, the owner and artistic director of Paula Meola Dance has now been realized. Having trained hundreds of ballet dancers in her career, Paula's new venture, the Sterling Youth Ballet, will now be offering the most talented few an opportunity to prepare for a professional career in dance by receiving peek training and performance opportunities in ballet. As the Artistic Director and Ballet Mistress of SYB, Paula Meola is being supported by Mr. Mindaugas Bauzys, formerly a principal with the Lithuanian National Ballet and currently ballet master at Festival Ballet in Providence, RI, and Ms. Dede Recko, a graduate of Boston Conservatory and long-time ballet faculty member of Paula Meola Dance. Additionally, other professional guest faculty members will provide for an exceptional level of training for the Sterling Youth Ballet company dance members.
SYB offers an opportunity for a select few ballet dancers to become part of an exclusive group of dancers training as pre-professional ballet dancers. SYB will periodically hold formal auditions to fill positions for company dancers and apprentices. If you are interested in being considered for a position with the company please send an email to and attach a dance picture and background information on yourself. Positions with SYB are unpaid.
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