How can I help Ballet Virginia?

Nurturing Young Artists by Creating Opportunity

Ballet Virginia is proud to be the professional regional ballet company in Coastal Virginia.  We bring both excellent and affordable dance training and performances to the area. In order to provide these opportunities and experiences, we must seek funding beyond tuition and ticket sales.  As a non profit 501(c)(3) we rely on our generous contributors for their financial support as well as our devoted volunteers for their countless hours of time and expertise.

Below you will find various ways you as an individual or business can support our work.


A way for the local businesses to support Ballet Virginia.

Ballet Virginia has created a unique opportunity to showcase talented young classically trained dancers. Each season The Nutcracker is performed in December with live orchestra from Symphonicity. A full-length classical ballet is performed in the spring with a matinee and evening performances. These performances reach a wide audience from all over Hampton Roads. All performances will be at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.

With over 5,000 attendees, the professionally designed playbills gives your business an outstanding opportunity for exposure at reasonable rates. Your business will also be listed as a Season Sponsor in our final production of the season, Concert Classique and our website at no extra cost to you. It also allows Ballet Virginia to offer the youth of Hampton Roads the unparalleled experience of being a part of a dance organization committed to excellence in dance arts education.

Contact Lisa McCarty, marketing director, for more information.

Click HERE for a Season 21/22 Playbill Information Sheet.

Click HERE for a Playbill Order Form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact Suzanne Lownsbury for general volunteer opportunity information or questions.

Ballet Guild and Outreach Activities

The Ballet Virginia’s Ballet Guild is a group of dedicated parents, friends and family members of BV dancers who want to be involved with the exciting growth of our school and professional company. The Ballet Guild helps with community outreach, assists in the distribution of marketing materials, completes tasks and projects in and around the studio and organizes and sells merchandise at  performances.  Time commitment is as little or as much time as one is able to give. If interested please email for more information.


Ballet Virginia is proud to own its own costumes and we continue to grow our wardrobe collection.  Help with maintaining and adding details to our collection is always needed. Varying degrees of crafting and sewing skills are welcomed.  Please contact Janina Michalski for information and volunteer opportunities.


Donate Goods/Services

From time to time Ballet Virginia has requests for goods and services.  Past goods and service donations can be seen throughout our studio. If you think you have a goods or service you would like to donate please contact Janina Michalski.

Financial Support

Corporate Sponsorship

Please contact Suzanne Lownsbury or Janina Michalski, artistic co-directors, to discuss how your company can help support Ballet Virginia.

Friends of Ballet Virginia

Cash or in-kind donations are much appreciated and thoughtfully utilized.


This fund will provide long term financial strength that will enable Ballet Virginia to continue through the inevitable downturns of the business cycle. You can help us achieve this stability by designating a gift for our Endowment. Please contact Suzanne Lownsbury  for more information regarding endowment.