"The incredible work ethic of the students at Pensacola Youth Ballet, their hunger for learning and applying corrections is a testament to the teaching environment that Michael Wardlaw continually cultivates. Knowing Michael as a dancer, this school and the students are so privileged to be under his tutelage as he passes along not only vast knowledge of technique and artistry, but the true essence of what it means to be a ballet dancer."
“The Pensacola Youth Ballet under Michael Wardlaw is a training program of excellent quality. Michael’s knowledge from his own professional accomplishments and experience provides the foundation for a strong technical base. He deeply cares about the individual development of each of his students and is dedicated to imparting a holistic pedagogy of both the physical and academic aspects of ballet.”
"I had the opportunity to work with The Pensacola Youth Ballet and I could see how amazing the program is under the knowledge of Michael Wardlaw and the entire team. Beyond the dance, you can see the values, the respect for each one of the students, and their goals. They pursue the dream of all the students introducing a high level of technique, pedagogy and hard physical work".
Pensacola Youth Ballet has been a wonderful experience for our girls over the past three years. We love the structure of the program where discipline and core fundamentals of ballet still exist. Our girls receive 3-5 hours of in depth ballet instruction 4 days a week. They enjoy that the class sizes are smaller so they get that personal instruction you won’t find anywhere else. Michael is an amazing teacher who connects with his students on a personal level and is able to take the time to teach them individually. Mrs. Mackenzie is a wonderful asset to the program this year and our girls adore taking her classes on Monday. I recommend this program for any aspiring dancers!
It has been a blessing for our family to be part of Pensacola Youth Ballet and LaBelle Performing Arts. PYB has offered opportunities for my son to really grow as a dancer. It is true that developing the skills and discipline associated with ballet are paramount to the understanding and execution of all forms of dance.
Thank you to Michael for allowing Gracie to be a part of PYB. She has grown so much just in the short time you have worked with her. I am truly impressed with PYB.