the absolute BEST BALLET TRAINING in Hampton Roads
Welcome to Ballet Virginia! We are a professionally established company and academy. Our academy is dedicated to providing exceptional instruction in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, modern, contemporary, tap, jazz and pre-ballet. We offer classes for children, teenagers, adults, and toddlers at our Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations.
Our professional faculty’s mission is to foster a lifelong love of dance while helping students to reach their highest potential. From our Children’s Program to our Upper School, students at Ballet Virginia will find a nurturing environment which will help them to succeed both in and out of the dance studio.
We believe that being a part of live performances are an important part of dance education. Our students have performance opportunities in productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Coppelia plus our annual student showcase Concert Classique.
PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY in residence at Ballet Virginia
After many years of offering high-quality ballet training to the Hampton Roads community, we are proud to have our own professional ballet company. Since 2019, we have offered our community new works choreographed by Lydia Roberts Coco, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Principal Dancer and other artistic staff as well as time-honored classical favorites like “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty”.
Our professional company consists of amazing dancers from the Hampton Roads area and beyond. They bring the finest training and experience to our stages, and we are honored to call them our dancers. Not only will our professional dancers be bringing you great performances, but they will also be stepping in as teachers and choreographers at both our Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations.
“We’re excited to foster mentoring relationships between our students and our company members,” says Suzanne Lownsbury, Co-Artistic Director. “Having these dancers living here in Hampton Roads will give our students a window into the daily life of a professional dancer. And now our students will have a wonderful place to begin their professional careers when they are ready.”