About Us
Our Mission
The Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet is a pre-professional, 501c(3) nonprofit
dance company dedicated to the growth and development of dance students.
MTYB is committed to providing cultural enrichment and arts education to the
middle Tennessee community. Its purpose is to provide highly-motivated
dance students with the technical training, artistic development, practical
experience, and performance opportunities needed to excel in dance.
Our Vision
create an innovative approach to dance education that welcomes diversity
and ensures unanimous participation and achievement by all students
create sustainable, inclusive, and engaging outreach programs that make
dance accessible to participants of all racial, cultural, and economic
backgrounds
broaden community acceptance and appreciation of the performing and
cultural arts
expand the purpose of the performing and cultural arts in the education of
youth and enrichment of the community
provide exceptional quality dance training in a nurturing, value-centered
environment
provide educational opportunities for students by funding dance related
scholarships
Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet offers exceptional dance training to the
highly-motivated student. At MTYB, our goal is to offer programs that welcome
diversity and ensure achievement by all students. Through our scholarship
program, MTYB is able to make dance accessible to participants of all racial,
cultural, or economic background.

Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET
THEATRE ® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that
combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child
comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the
highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.          
Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT ® Certified Teacher, Tiffany
Payton, who has successfully completed the ABT ® Teacher Training Intensive in
Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.

Tiffany Payton is an ABT ® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the
ABT ® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT ®
National Training Curriculum.