Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Desert Youth Ballet is to inspire the boys and girls of the Coachella Valley to become involved in dance, enhance their performance skills, develop self-confidence, and provide a life-long interest in the arts. The Desert Youth Ballet provides professional training and performance experience by raising funds for scholarships, underwriting performances and providing community outreach.
The Desert Youth Ballet is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by its Artistic Director, Valerie Mahabir in 1990.
The Desert Youth Ballet offers performance opportunities for talented young dancers in the Coachella Valley. In addition to our own productions, we are often asked to perform for both charity and local civic events across the Coachella Valley. Members of the DYB have also performed with the Moscow Ballet in The Nutcracker at the McCallum Theatre for the past several years.
The DYB Dancers have traveled throughout the Valley and have performed for various Assisted Living Facilities during the Holiday Season. They have enjoyed performing at both the Rancho Mirage Library and the Palm Springs Museum with the Palm Springs String Quartet for the benefit of introducing the arts to children.
In addition to the DYB travels, courtesy performance invitations have been extended to local charities, including Shelter from the Storm, Foundation for the Retarded, and local public schools.
Membership to perform with the Desert Youth Ballet, Performance “A” and Performance “B” dancers, is by invitation only by its Artistic Director, Valerie Mahabir.
Call Valerie today (760) 341-0122 for additional information!
Enjoy the dance …