Honoring CPYB's Marcia Dale Weary
Fifty-five years ago, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) was simply a local classical-ballet studio. But thanks to the vision and efforts of its artistic director/founder, Marcia Dale Weary, this Carlisle school has grown into an internationally recognized institution boasting more than 45 esteemed alumni from major dance companies and more than 20,000 accomplished graduates.
Dickinson College and CPYB together celebrated Weary's remarkable accomplishments and contributions during A Tribute to Marcia Dale Weary, a Commencement-weekend performance honoring one of the nation’s foremost instructors of classical ballet.
Held in Dickinson’s Mathers Theatre, the Saturday concert featured presentations of well-known works by current CPYB students, with opening remarks by Neil Weissman, provost and dean of Dickinson College, and Alan Hinteline, CPYB’s chief executive officer and resident choreographer. A reception honoring each of the 2010 Honorary Degree recipients followed the event.
By MaryAlice Bitts
Photos by A. Pierce Bounds '71