Encore Spring 2023

Young Ambassadors

Creating Memorable Moments for Students and Patrons Alike

The Young Ambassadors enjoy their exchange with performing arts students from Eastern Arizona College.

During November, the BYU Young Ambassadors went on a successful tour to Arizona, where they participated in seven performances and hosted several workshops, interacting with and performing for approximately 3,500 people. 

Following their first two performances in Holbrook and Safford, the Young Ambassadors traveled to Sierra Vista to perform at the Klein Center for the Performing Arts. Afterward, the group led a vocal-and-dance workshop while several BYU students and their artistic director, Nathan Balser, were interviewed by a local news outlet. Their venue host Justin Israelsen stated, “I just want to say thank you again for such an amazing performance last night. What an incredible group you have.” 

After a performing arts workshop in Prescott, Arizona, the Young Ambassadors pose with participants.

On the way to their fourth stop, the Young Ambassadors visited the home of Ira Fulton, a BYU donor, and presented a special poolside show for him and his family members, neighbors, and friends. That night, the group performed with rousing success to a full house at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. 

The Young Ambassadors closed out their tour at the Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, Arizona. Before their performance, the group conducted two workshops: a morning music-and-dance workshop with Young Ambassadors alumni Michael and Eric Sackett and an afternoon workshop with the Vista Center for community members. As a triumphant finish to a rewarding tour, the Young Ambassadors performed for over 900 people, their largest audience of the week. 

Looking forward to August, the Young Ambassadors will conclude their summer with a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, to participate in the world-renowned Festival Fringe—a three-week celebration of global creativity where hundreds of artists and performers take to the stage to present shows to all walks of life.