Our Mission

At Ballet Virginia we are committed to supporting our mission of fostering a lifelong passion for dance through nurturing education, invigorating performances, and artistic excellence. Our two elite academies teach to the whole child by instilling discipline, self-confidence, joy, and sense of teamwork in all of our students. Our performances are of the highest caliber as academy students perform side by side with top-tier professionals. We uphold the highest standards and strive to maintain artistic excellence in all of our endeavors.

Our Vision

Our vision is to enrich the lives of all Hampton Roads residents through dance. Ballet Virginia works together with community partners like The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts and Symphonicity to bring artistic excellence to all of the Hampton Roads community. We love to invite our community members to share the joy of dance with us, sometimes on stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience. Our annual productions such as The Nutcracker, have become family traditions for many. We are thankful for the support of the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission in making these experiences the best that they can be.

Diversity

At Ballet Virginia, we believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion allow for more meaningful experiences. Dance provides an opportunity to bring people of all backgrounds together to create a community that is richer, stronger, and more innovative. We are building and growing programs to offer adaptive dance classes, dance for Parkinson’s classes, and scholarship programs for those students in need of financial aid. Our priority is to bring the joy of dance to everyone who loves it and we are committed to opening our doors to every member of our community.

Core Values

Education – Inspiration – Integrity – Service

Education

We provide a robust dance academy curriculum focused on quality instruction for students of all ages and abilities. Our two academies serve over 400 Hampton Roads students and have guided aspiring dancers to summer intensives, pre-professional training programs, and professional employment with top companies for over 11 years.

Inspiration

We employ a resident professional company with repertoire from classical to contemporary. Our professional company members inspire our students and audience alike. They enrich our educational programs through mentoring and teaching relasionships with our academy students and illumniate the pathway for our aspiring dancers.

Integrity

We strive to grow responsibly, sustainably, and ethically. Ballet Virginia is the only non-profit ballet academy and company in the Hampton Roads area. In order to remain true to our mission, we always work with integrity and transparency. We aim to remain a cultural staple in the community for many, many years to come.

Service

We serve our community with meaningful and accessible educational programs both inside the studios, at the theater, and on the stage. Through our diversity and access programs we serve the widest segment of the community possible and strive to keep our doors open to all lovers of dance.