Georgia Youth Ballet (GYB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing dance ensemble. Performances include a yearly spring concert, annual Nutcracker production, community performances, and the annual convention of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA). As a member of SERBA, GYB joins 25 other accomplished companies in a yearly festival offering master classes, seminars, and performances. GYB members have performed with guest artists from Louisville Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and others. GYB is organized into junior and senior companies. Auditions for each company are held yearly and are open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 10 and up. Georgia Youth Ballet was created by Magdalena Maury, who has been teaching ballet for more than 35 years. Daughter of world renowned Cuban ballerina Magda Aunon, Ms. Maury strives to give her students the best possible dance education and exposes her students to master teachers from all over the world. Past teachers have included: Finis Jhung, Elie Lazar, Laura Alonso, Vladimir Issaev, Jessica Mylene, Magda Aunon, Magaly Suarez, Webster Smith, Thom Clower, and many others.