The Midwest Youth Ballet Company is an independent, community based, non-profit that started with the vision of Fusion Center for Dance owner, Christine Waterhouse, but has now grown into a true entity of its own.  With annual performances, including the Nutcracker and other classic ballets, the MYBC strives to include dancers from around the Michigan and Indiana areas. For more information, please visit

Please note that due to the COVID Pandemic, all performances are currently on hold.  We hope to start again in the new year.



Cultivating artistic excellence through education, enrichment, and inspiration.




Promote and develop community through education, enrichment, and engagement of artistic excellence in dance and inspire the next generation of performing artists and audiences in Southwest Michigan.

Board of Directors

Nancy Gitlin – President
Jay Zmrhal – Vice President
Beth McLoughlin – Secretary
James Burt – Treasurer

Diane Binder
Chelley Bussey
Jessica Fette
Dr. James Gendernalik
Beth Mosher
Bob Moyer
Patrick Simoniello

Artistic Director
Dr. Sarah Gendernalik


Executive Director
Christine Waterhouse


Guest Choreographers
Patrick Simoniello
Jennifer Loy
Stephanie Carrier-Ohme
Deanna Saunders
Dennis Davis