After many years of offering high-quality ballet training to the Hampton Roads community, we now also have a professional ballet company.
Our 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 have them.
At Ballet Virginia, we didn’t take the road most traveled. Instead, we built a thriving ballet academy with our team of dedicated teachers, and we allowed our professional company to evolve from it, seed to flower. This is important to us because our academy students will be absolutely clear about what it takes to become a professional dancer because they will see it every day. This keeps us true to our mission of nurturing dance ambassadors and supporting a thriving dance culture in the Hampton Roads area.
Not only will our company members be bringing you great performances, but they will also be stepping in as teachers and choreographers as Ballet Virginia at both our Norfolk and Virginia Beach academy locations.
“We’re excited to foster mentoring relationships between our students and our company members,” says Suzanna Lownsbury Co-Artistic Director. “Having these dancers living here in Hampton Roads will really 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.”