Ballet Virginia International Board of Directors

BVI is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in April of 2008 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective May 7, 2008.
BVI’s academy mission is to provide instruction in classical ballet, modern, character and tap for student from pre-school through adults including pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Our theater mission is to increase awareness and appreciation for classical and contemporary ballet throughout Hampton Roads. BVI’s season productions bring together magnificent choreography and dancers from across Hamptons Roads along with guest artists from major ballet companies to provide professional quality productions as a resident company at The Sandler Center in Virginia Beach as well as other venues.


The BVI Board of Directors primary goal is to look after the general well-being of the organization and ensure its financial viability.


The 2018-2019 Ballet Virginia International Board of Directors:


Jeryl Rose Phillips – Interim Chair, BVI Parent Representative

Ideller Perry – Interim Vice Chair, Cox Communications, SOST/Operations Department

Grace Atkinson – Community-at-Large

Patrick Francis – NATO

Andrea Hornbuckle, MD – CHKD Pediatrician

Jennifer Kodolitsch – BVI Guild Representative

Charles M. Lollar – Legal Counsel, Esquire, Lollar Law

Suzanne Lownsbury – BVI Co-Director

Janina Michalski  – BVI Co-Director

Preston Perry – Retired Ford Motor Company, Production Supervisor

Ex Officio

Lisa McCarty – Board Secretary/BVI Marketing and Children’s Program Director

Hope Paryzek – Founder, Board President Emeritus

Corporate Officers

Janina Michalski Bove, President

Suzanne Lownsbury, Treasurer

Lisa McCarty, Secretary

Board Advisors

Lorraine Graves, Amy Sokol – Acountant, CPA, PLLC, Patricia Sorrell, Trisha Upchurch and Elbert Watson

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For more information please call 757-446-1401.