Performances

The Mahoning Valley Ballet (MVB) provides our more serious dancers with the opportunity to display their talents. Company members have access to additional performing experiences, master classes, guest artists, student choreography process, dance related workshops, training assistance and scholarship awards.

Since our inception in 1984, Van Dyke and Company (VDC) featuring the MVB has hosted twenty-four classical ballets and numerous showcases. Our productions have included the favorite holiday tradition--The Nutcracker, Dracula, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, The Red Poppy, Giselle, Cinderella, Carnival, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes--two original ballets.


The structure of the MVB consists of Apprentice, Junior, Full and Senior Company Members depending on the age of the dancer and number of years he/she has participated. Students in level Beginners III Ballet and higher and who are taking the recommended number of classes in their level are eligible to audition on an annual basis, with auditions held each December. If interested in auditioning, dancers are asked to personally speak with Ms. Van Dyke as well as pick up a copy of the MVB company rules. A year-long commitment is expected of those selected.


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Van Dyke & Company Productions 
featuring the Mahoning Valley Ballet:
Graduation Ball


The Ugly Duckling


Red Carpet Gala


Coppelia - 1984, 1992, 2009
Swan Lake Madness - 1984
Divertamento - 1985
Cinderella - 1985
The Little Hump Backed Horse - 1986
Jigs & Reels - 1986
Carnival:  A Dance Showcase 1988
When You Wish Upon a Star 1988
The Nutcracker - 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015
Tales of the Beatrix Potter - 1992
Graduation Ball - 1992, 1999
Dracula 1996, 1998, 2006, 2011
Madeline - 1999 
Gaite - 1999, 2000
Sleeping Beauty - 2001
An American Anthem - 2002
See No Evil - 2003
Side Street Stage - 2003, 2005, 2007, 
2009, 2011, 2013
Giselle - 2004
Red Poppy - 2006
Sounds and Visions Project - 2006
Dance Showcase:  A Tribute to Gershwin - 2008
25th Anniversary Gala Performance - 2010
Red Shoes Project (an original ballet) - 2011
Ugly Duckling (an original ballet) - 2014
30th Anniversary Red Carpet Gala - 2014
Summertimes - 2015
IUP Museum Gala

The Nutcracker

Dracula     
News Articles:




IUP Museum Gala 2013 -"Tops Fundraising Goal"
Published by Indiana University of Pennsylvania

DuBois Arts Walk 2013 - "Behind-the-Arts"
Published by DBC Film Festival

Children's Fair  2013 - "Healthy Fun"  
Published by the Punxsutawney Spirit

Nutcracker 2012 - "Magical Weekend"  
Published by the Punxsutawney Spirit

Nutcracker 2012 - "Spectacular"
Published by the Punxsutawney Spirit

The Red Shoes
Nutcracker 2012 - "Nutcracker Returns"
Published by Hometown Magazine

Dracula 2011 - "Return to the Jackson"
Published by the Punxsutawney Spirit

Published by the Punxsutawney Spirit

The Red Shoes 2011 - "Dance Theater & MVB Collaborate"
Published by Indiana University of Pennsylvania




Performance Photo Credits:
Ryan Haggerty
Delbert Highlands
April Matthews
Linn Pittman




















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Van Dyke & Company

Van Dyke and Company -- 101 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814 - 938 -8517

vandykeco@gmail.com

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