1. Heartland Youth Ballet- Ryan Nye
2. Rivalen Mauro Villanueva
3. La Folia - Paula Weber
4. Cora
5. Happily Ever After
6. 2021/22
8. La Folia
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.

Heartland Youth Ballet is committed to community outreach and education and is a member of WhyArts? This non-profit organization brings the arts to individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Heartland Youth Ballet, through WhyArts? presents dance workshops and residencies throughout the Omaha area.

In 2021, Heartland Youth Ballet became a New Member to 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.

Heartland Youth Ballet is the only Nebraska ballet company that is a member of Regional Dance America, a distinguished organization that has promoted regional dance companies throughout the United States and Canada since 1988. The mission of the organization is to advance and foster the growth and education of choreographers, directors, and dance students and companies.

Every year, member companies share four days of master classes, lectures, seminars, and social events. Evening performances are held showcasing the member companies and demonstrating the growth they have achieved throughout the year.

As a member company of Regional Dance America & The Ballet Alliance, Heartland Conservatory of Dance is able to 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 their 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.

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.