1. TBA 2023
2. Rivalen Mauro Villanueva
3. La Folia - Paula Weber
4. Swing
5.La Petite Suite
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Symphony 2
Symphony Cinderella



The Heartland Youth Ballet is a pre-professional dance company dedicated to the growth and development of ballet students. Housed at Heartland Conservatory of Dance, it is directed by Rachel Vickrey. Its purpose is to provide highly-motivated young classical dancers with the technical training, artistic development, and practical experience needed to pursue professional performing careers.

As an Honor Company with Regional Dance America, Heartland Youth Ballet sought more for its students. Company Artistic Director Rache Vickrey wanted to give Heartland students more opportunities for college recruitment, scholarships, and performances. Vickrey applied for membership with The Ballet Alliance, an elite pre-professional ballet organization with a mission to raise the standards of American ballet through education, performance, and community engagement. In 2021, HYB became a New Member & was then voted in as a Member Company in 2022 with The Ballet Alliance.

Member companies share four days, lectures, seminars, and social events every year of master class. Evening performances showcase the member companies and demonstrate the growth they have achieved throughout the year.

As a member company of The Ballet Alliance, Heartland Conservatory of Dance can offer students:

  • Gain perspective to elevate their accomplishments! The RDA Adjudication and Festivals empower dancers to reach their fullest potential and stimulate young dancers to grow as artists and individuals. Dancers will meet other dancers from around the country who share the same passion and dedication to dance.

  • Receive the highest level of training possible! Each member company dancer participates in three days of master classes and performances at RDA Festivals. Classes are taught in a wide variety of dance techniques by the country’s leading professionals.

  • Participate in on-site auditions at RDA Festivals! Dancers have the opportunity to audition for scholarships to some of the country’s top summer, winter, and year-round dance programs, including college and university programs. Over $300,000 of scholarships are awarded annually, including to RDA’s National Choreography Intensive.

  • Be seen by professional recruiters! Dancers are seen by college and professional training program recruiters as well as artistic directors of programs throughout the US.

  • Gain insight into the professional dance world and beyond! Company dancers are exposed to inventive choreography by emerging artists and experience master classes and choreographic works by highly esteemed professional dance educators. Dancers perform for new communities and audiences around the country.

There is a membership fee for HYB.

There is a membership fee for HYB.

Heartland Youth Ballet is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to HYB are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. ID # available upon request.