Youth Ballet West in Galway

Performance History



  • 26 October 2014: Performed 'Symphony for the Restless' with Macnas, streets of galway.
  • 6 September 2014: Performed at Spnaish Arch, Galway with 'Light it up Gold'.
  • 6 July2014: 'IzzyB’s Away with the Faeries' in Strokestown House, Co. Roscommon.
  • 3 April 2014: YBW performs a new piece 'Great Gatsby' to open the GTI fashion fiesta, House Hotel, Galway.
  • April 2014: 6 company members represent the company Longford at INDA.
  • 29 march 2014: Aoife Cummins & Orla Gaffney dance with Chrysalis Dance in Galway Dance Days
  • St Patrick day 2014: toured with Macnas to Dublin.
  • March 2014: Workshop with Deirdre Mc Kenna
  • January 2014: Sunni Mae Ball, guest performance
  • Dec 2013: YBW girls dance Mirlitions in St John’s Ward as a Christmas treat for the children.
  • Dec 2013: ‘Strings & nutcracker suite’ Gala ‘gathering’ performance
  • October 2013: Macnas Parade
  • July 2012: World premiere of Judith Sibley’s Alice Underground, in the Town Hall Theatre, as part of the Volvo Ocean Race Grand Finale celebrations.
  • July 2012: company performed on the Volvo Ocean Race main stage in Galway Docks.
  • July 2012:Galway Arts Festival Macnas Parade, This Thunderous Heart – Stephanie Dufresne collaborated with Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, to create a new dance piece on members of YBW to from part of the Parade.
  • May 2012: Five YBW dancers perform Image of a Swan in the mansion house as part of the Respect Charity fashion show.
  • March 2012: Members of YBW joined Macnas to perform in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • July 2011: Galway Arts Festival Macnas Parade, This Fierce Beauty – Judith Sibley collaborated with Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas, to create a new dance piece to lead the Parade.
  • July 2011: YBW presented Cathy Sharp’s Celebration as part of the annual Dublin Youth Dance Festival.
  • April 2011: Celebration tours to the Longford Dance Festival.
  • March – April 2011: YBW collaborated with GTI fashion department for the college’s annual Fashion Fiesta. The company performed at the launch in Galway City Museum and during the Fiesta in the Eyre Square Centre, and were seen in various shop windows around Galway wearing creations designed by GTI students. They also made a short film entitled Victorian Circus shown during the Fiesta.
  • March 2011: NUIG Alumni Ball. Premiere of Image of a Swan, created for the occasion by Judith Sibley, and divertissements from Nutcracker Suite
  • December 2010: YBW present Once Upon a Time and Nutcracker Suite for three performances at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
  • September 2010: Sonas, Louisburgh Childrens’ Arts Festival. The company perform a number of pieces from their repertoire and Leighton Morrison leads a children’ workshop.
  • September 2010 Culture Night: YBW perform at the Black Box Theatre Galway.
  • September 2010: Absolut Fringe Festival, Dublin: Company members travel to Dublin with Macnas to participate in the opening of the Dublin Fringe Festival, performing the Wild Hunt for 4000 people at the Collins Barracks.
  • September 2010: Cultural Exchange: 3 company members travel to Switzerland to participate in a cultural exchange with Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble.
  • August 2010: Streets of Galway: Annual fundraising – the company perform to raise company profile and funds.
  • June 2010: Irish Youth Dance Festival, Dun Laoghaire: YBW perform excerpts from Once Upon a Time.
  • July  2010: Galway Arts Festival Macnas Parade: The Wild Hunt – Judith Sibley creates a processional dance piece in collaboration with Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas.




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