Coastal Virginia's Ballet Academy and Company

 (757) 446-1401  Norfolk  and  Virginia Beach

Alumni

Above: Ballet Virginia alumni Jacquelyn Long with Houston Ballet

Ballet Virginia alumni are dancing all over the world:

  • 2022/2023  Cora Metzfield – Houston Ballet year-round professional program
  • 2022/2023  Sydney Caggiano – Ballet Virginia Company Member
  • 2022/2023  Kaelie Polhemus – Ballet Virginia Apprentice and ODU student
  • 2022/2023   Ema Amuial – Ballet Virginia Company Member  and TCC student
  • 2019/2020   Abbie Siebert – Texas Ballet Theater School – Professional Training Division
  • 2019/2020   Sarah Phillips – North Carolina School of the Arts H.S. – Merit ballet scholarship; Charlotte Ballet trainee; Joffrey Ballet trainee
  • 2018/2019    Asia Parham – North Carolina School of the Arts H.S. – Merit ballet scholarship; Nashville Ballet second company
  • 2017/2018    Gianna Coco – Columbia City Ballet Company Member
  • 2017/2018    Leo Ameika – Nevada Ballet Theater company member
  • 2017/2018    Nicole Arsenault – Ballet West – Top level in the Student Division
  • 2017/2018    Kyra Coco –  ABT Apprentice
  • 2017/2018    Lillian Hendrickson – Ballet Austin Butler Fellowship Program 
  • 2016/2017    Kellen Hornbuckle – Houston Ballet Demi Soloist
  • 2016/2017    Leah Upchurch – Ballet Virginia Company Member
  • 2015/2016    Matthew Frezzell – Minnesota Ballet – Company Member
  • 2015/2016    Rebecca Ailstock – Ballet Virginia Company Member – North Carolina School of the Arts Graduate
  • 2014/2015    Kayla McCabe – Atlanta Ballet Conservatory
  • 2012/2013    Hayley-Ann Vasco – Ballet Virginia Company Member – Ballet Theatre of Maryland
  • 2009/2010    Jacquelyn Long – Houston Ballet II, Houston Ballet soloist
  • 2009/2010    Emily Brennan – Nashville Ballet 2, Ballet Theatre of Maryland
  • 2008/2009   Quincie Hydock – Richmond Ballet trainee, VCU joint BFA program
  • 2008/2009   Janelle Jones – Alvin Ailey American Dance Center/Fordham BFA program
  • 2008/2009   LeeAnn Walker – Roanoke Ballet Theatre, Ballet Virginia, Radford University
  • 2008/2009   Caroline Lambert – BFA Music Dance Theatre, Brigham Young University
  • 2008/2009   Kimberly Marcotte – Point Park University

Reviews

Tamara Metzfield
Tamara Metzfield
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We love everything about Ballet Virginia! My daughter switched schools a year ago, and her progression under their direction has been incredible. All of the teachers are caring, hands-on and really work with each dancer as an individual to help them pursue their dance goals. Can't praise them enough for the dance education they provide and the supportive environment they've created.
Lindsay Quinn
Lindsay Quinn
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I just started an adult ballet class here and it's so fun! I danced for many years growing up and when I heard they offered advanced and beginner adult ballet classes, I jumped at the opportunity to get a workout outside of the gym. And man, this is definitely a good workout. I was already sweating after the first exercise. The teachers are really nice and professional. They make it fun, even if you mess up or feel like you have no idea what you're doing. BV is a very welcoming atmosphere and I look forward to going to ballet classes every week!
Z Pham
Z Pham
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I love Ballet Virginia! I have been dancing here for 5 years, and they have helped me improve as a dancer. The teachers, staff, and overall environment is so positive. I look forward to class each day! I would suggest Ballet Virginia for anyone, and I'm very grateful to be able to take classes and perform here.
 Alanna Cree
Alanna Cree
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I really enjoy dancing at Ballet Virginia. I have been going there since I was three years old, it is an amazing place, and has shaped who I am. The teachers are amazing and always push you to do your absolute best. They are doing a great job keeping their dancers safe during COVID-19 as well. A teacher or student always wipes the barres down after class and they offer hand sanitizer in all classrooms and you are welcome to use it any time. I absolutely love Ballet Virginia!
 Tammy Pressley
Tammy Pressley
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My daughter has been dancing here for the past two years and during that time she has grown an incredible amount as a dancer thanks to the wonderful instructors at Ballet Virginia. They offer a wide variety of classes and provide some really incredible performance opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere. We absolutely love Ballet Virginia.
 allesondra munoz
allesondra munoz
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Ballet Virginia is absolutely all about the love of dance! Fostering the love of dance and the opportunity to grow as a dancer in all that they do. Even the littlest dancers learn technique, terminology and how to be successful students. The staff is truly amazing, they've created an inviting and loving atmosphere full of diversity and encouragement for everyone.
Kita Jaa
Kita Jaa
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My daughter, Elijah, has been attending since she was three minus one year where she attempted ballet at another studio then switched to gymnastics. She showed zero improvement that year so we switched her back BVI. Now four years later she has her pointe shoes! It’s hard work but I’m so proud of her and I know she could not have come so far in her technique, flexibility, and form without her many teachers at BVI. Just want to give a warm thank you to BVI especially Ms.Lisa, Coco, and Suzanne!
Michael B
Michael B
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My oldest daughters did several years of dance. Lisa McCarty taught several of their classes and is an excellent teacher. We were sad to go but my oldest had to make a choice on activities this year. Perhaps she'll be back, and besides, my youngest daughter just turned one, she'll probably be here someday too.
Martha French
Martha French
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Attended a program last June that my granddaughter was in. Very impressed with all the performances and the way the studio was able to express so many forms of dance to such a broad spectrum of age groups. Highly recommend as they provide a positive learning environment.
Lindsay from NST Pictures
Lindsay from NST Pictures
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The intermediate adult ballet class is perfect for anyone who danced many moons ago and is looking to get back into it! It's challenging enough for both your brain and body but so much fun that you'll forget how hard you're working. Suzanne is an amazing teacher and everyone in the class is welcoming and supportive! I have been taking her class for almost two years and I look forward to it every week. They have an adult ballet class for beginners too! Give it a shot--you won't be disappointed! Thanks BVI! xo, Lindsay from NST Pictures
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