Board of Directors: Youth Board (DOYB)


The Dance Ontario Youth Board (DOYB) exists to represent Youth who dance in Ontario.

We recognize that there are many passionate young people with great ideas and the DOYB gives them the opportunity to share them with each other, with the broader dance community, and to eventually turn dreams into reality.

In the past DOYB has worked closely with the Dance Ontario Board and has successfully organized delightful shows at Pearson International Airport for International Dance Day for the last three years. Initiated by our Past Chair Catherine Carpenko, they re-launched under the direction of Board Member Jade Jager Clark.

There are many new and exciting activities planned for the new Youth Board and who can't wait to get started!

A new application form will be available shortly.

Welcome to the Dance Ontario Youth Board (DOYB)

The DOYB presented programming at Pearson International Airport for International Dance Day. Youth Board members are  Makeda Benetiz, Madison Gray, and Una Wabinski.

It was a great turn out for IDD 2014 with seven companies and for the first time ever simultaneous performances in both Terminals 1 and 3! Youth dancers ages 20 and under presented 5 hours of dance including, Ballet, Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz throughout Terminals 1 & 3 celebrating the upcoming International Dance Day.  Groups were Cadence Youth Ballet, Academy of Spanish Dance, City Dance Corps, Jade's Hip Hop Academy Performance Company, Randolph Academy and Sampradaya Dance.