Youth American Ballet Company is a pre-professional ballet program promoting classical ballet training, positive reinforcement, and valuable performance opportunities. YABC is under the  Direction of Mr. and Mrs. Rusafov located at Dance Connection 2 in Chandler, AZ. We stage two major performances a year that expose more than 5000 Arizona residents to ballet. In addition, YABC students continually place in top positions in national and international competitions and many pursue professional careers in dance around the world. Students at YABC receive training based on the Vaganova method. The positive environment and attention to the details of classical ballet training, by Mr. & Mrs. Rusafov, allow the dancers to flourish and this can be seen in Youth American Ballet Companies productions. Students receive performance experience through professional productions, as well as national and international competitions. This unique conservatory-like approach gives students a life-long respect for the arts as well as the foundation to excel as professional dancers.