Youth Ballet West in Galway



  • Strings - original work by Artistic Director Judith Sibley to music by Paddy Casey, choreographed for Chysalis Dance Co. in 2004, re-staged in 2013 on YBW current and past members as part of the companys' 'Gathering'  celebrations.
  • Alice Underground - an exciting & modern interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tales; Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. World premiere Galway during the Volvo Ocean Race grand finale celebrations July 2012.
  • Les Patineurs – Re-created by Artistic Director Judith Sibley -  a re-staging of Sir Frederick Ashton’s work, described as a pure dance display of virtuosity disguised as a joyous ode to skating (cast 20, duration 18 minutes)
  • Ballet Egyptien – Choreographed by guest choreographer Leighton Morrison with the support of an Arts Council Commission Award - Inspired by the mythology of Ancient Egypt, set to Luigini’s Score (Cast 15, duration 15 minutes)
  • Nutcracker Suite – Re-created by Artistic Director Judith Sibley - The timeless Christmas classic to Tchaikovsky’s magical score. (Cast 25, duration 40 minutes)
  • Celebration – Created by internationally acclaimed choreographer Cathy Sharp. Commissioned by Youth Ballet West for Baboro 2009 with the support of an Arts Council Commission Award, this dance piece highlights the company members’ energy and youth while providing an inspiring outlet for their technical prowess and abilities. (Cast 7, duration 10 minutes)
  • Once Upon a Time- Choreographed by Artistic Director Judith Sibley - A spellbinding journey through many favourite classic tales, including Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks. Inspired by the visual images in these fairy tales and set to a magical score by John  Lanchberry. Cast (32, duration 22 minutes)
  • Image of a Swan – Choreographed by Judith Sibley for the NUIG Alumni Ball 2011.(cast 5, duration 4 minutes)
  • Let’s Dance, 9 Million Bicycles, Music Box Dancer, Tribute to Michael Jackson and many other solos and duets, duration 1-5 minutes.



Latest News & Events

Macnas Parade Tuesday, 30 November 1999 01:00 'Youth Ballet West  will yet again mesmerize Galway within the Macnas parade with their grace & elegance'. Watch out for the birds! Get ready… Th... Read more...
Baboro 2017 Thursday, 05 October 2017 13:11 Baboro 2017 Youth Ballet West  will perform a piece called 'Catching Waves' with the Sym-Phonic Waves Orchestra for two performances in the Town Hal... Read more...


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