The UMLY Performing Arts Company offers Youth and Community Theater, as well as a Dance Company at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA. We are dedicated to teaching and training young performers in a safe and inclusive community.


Offerings include the following.

Voice Lessons

Dance Lessons

Competitive Dance Team

Community Theater for All Ages

Preschool Musical Theater Classes

Youth Technical Theater and Theater Arts

Silver Swans Senior Dance Lessons - Debuting Fall 2023

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Volunteers play a vital role in our theater program at Upper Main Line, from set and costume preparations to day-of event chaperones and concessions support. Get Involved Today!

Meet Our Team

Upper Mine Line YMCA Summer Camp Director, Janelle Brandberg!

Janelle Brandberg

Senior Director of Youth Programs

610-647-9622, ext. 2039

Janelle is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned a BFA in Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theater. She performed professionally in theaters in Pittsburgh and Chicago before joining the director team at the UMLY ten years ago. She is currently the Senior Director of Youth Programs, including Camp UMLY!

Claire Jones, Director of Dance at the Upper Main Line YMCA School of Dance in Berwyn, PA

Claire Jones

Dance Director

610-647-9622, ext. 2003

This is Claire’s eleventh year at the Upper Main Line YMCA School of Dance, she has both a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in dance and a Master of Education, in dance. She has danced professionally for both modern and ballet companies and has taught and choreographed for the past 25 years, including in Beirut, Lebanon, where she spent several years as a master ballet teacher. Most recently, Ms. Claire was certified to teach Adaptive Dance by the Boston Ballet. Ms. Claire oversees the Junior and Senior Dance Companies, as well as the UMLY School of Dance and is looking forward to a great year of dance and performances!


The UMLY Performing Arts Company is based out of the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA.