Resident Companies


iMpulse’s mission is to provide an opportunity to focused, dedicated, and advanced youth jazz dancers to work with renowned teachers and choreographers and to perform various styles of dance that may not be offered or possible in a traditional dance educational environment. The company’s dynamic repertoire compliments, and is offered in addition to, their basic training. Professional expectations and experiences with the company ease members into the finest performing arts colleges, universities, conservatories, and ultimately a performing arts career.


The Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble, founded in October 2007, brings together gifted tap dancers ages 10 to 18 years to perform in a variety of community events and festivals. At its core, MYTE is a repertory tap company with dances in a wide variety of music genres and a world-class array of choreographers, including dances to the classical works of Vivaldi and Bach, Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and more. MYTE dancers are also trained in advanced ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern dance.


The mission of the Metropolitan Youth Ballet is to provide a pre-professional company environment for dedicated and talented ballet students in order for them to grow and experience the demands of working in a professional setting. We aim to broaden their knowledge of the traditional classical repertoire, modern-day neoclassical works, and new pieces specially commissioned for the company. MYB dancers have the opportunity to achieve their highest technical and artistic potential, work alongside prominent guest artists and choreographers, and bring high-quality ballet performance to Northern Virginia audiences.