Youth Ballet WA (YBWA) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation providing an elite ballet programme that has an emphasis on career-based training. With professional staff that have extensive experience in all aspects of dance, we offer our students the very best dance education. YBWA offers scholarships for elite dancers who have the potential to pursue a career in dance yet face struggles in making their dreams become a reality.
We are a talent-led organisation accepting only those young people showing great aptitude for dance and a passion to embrace it as a career. We ensure that students receive individual tuition to meet their specific level and ability and are nurtured throughout their experience with YBWA.
YBWA, founded in 2005, grew from the Terri Charlesworth School of Ballet founded in 1960 by WA’s first Prima Ballerina Terri Charlesworth, and the Ballet Centre of WA, founded by Sonya Shepherd.