Announcing our guest artists for Nutcracker 2018!


A holiday tradition for over 20 years in beautiful Chautauqua County!  Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet presents a professionally staged production of The Nutcracker at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts in downtown Jamestown, NY.  2018 performances are Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 15th at 2:00pm.  Celebrate the season with your family and Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet!

You're Invited to Clara's Tea! Dec 9th, 1- 3 pm, at Chautauqua Institution, Winter Village


Are you planning for a weekend getaway? Well, we have the perfect destination for you! It’s an affordable, fun and relaxing pre-Christmas holiday that you can gift to your family. Watch our Nutcracker performance at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on either Dec 14th, 7.30 pm or Dec 15th, 2 pm with guest artists from New York City Ballet, visit the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, enjoy skiing at the Peek n’ Peak resort in Clymer and explore the magical Chautauqua Institution Winter Village. We promise you this will be the most exciting getaway for your family!

Also to help with the planning of your trip, we have partnered up with Hampton Inn and Suites to offer you a special “Nutcracker” discount on hotel rooms.

Say hello to our furry friends at The Nutcracker!

Chautauqua County Humane Society will be present during all three of our Nutcracker shows ,i.e Dec 13th, Dec 14th and Dec 15th respectively to inform us about their amazing adoption programs featuring some adorable dogs ready to be adopted. Please consider adopting a pet this year as a great Christmas gift to your family. No other gift can match the unconditional love and loyalty of a pet. Thank you so much Chautauqua County Humane Society for bringing this intiative to our Nutcracker show!

Click here to see details about their adoption programs

2018-2019 School Calendar



21-25 – Thanksgiving Break

26- 01 – Parents Observation Week


13 – Nutcracker School Show 10 am

14 – Nutcracker Performance 7.30 pm

15 – Nutcracker Performance 2.00 pm


07 – Classes Resume

21 – MLK Day (no classes)


05 – Second Semester Tuition Payments Due

18 – 24 – Winter Break


18 – 23 – Parent’s Observation Week


21-27 – Spring Break (Flower Sale Begins)


25 – 27 – Memorial Day Weekend (no classes)


14/15 –   Spring Gala Performance at Chautauqua Institution

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About Us

One of the jewels of our community is the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet – not only as the premier school for classical ballet training in our region, but also as a resource for our community through its quality ballet performances and its educational offerings.

Regional Impact

CRYB enriches the Jamestown and neighboring communities through a ballet repertoire that ranges from the works of the classical masters to today’s contemporary choreography. More than 3,000 individuals a year enjoy CRYB’s performances in the Chautauqua region.

Classical Training

At our new studio in downtown Jamestown the CRYB School provides the area’s finest classical ballet training to students of all ages.

Community Enrichment

CRYB educates the Jamestown community through Arts Education programs that foster creative exploration for children and Community Engagement programs that provides patrons with a deeper understand of dance.



Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is a proud member of Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance