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the absolute BEST BALLET TRAINING in Hampton Roads

Ballet Virginia is well known for providing high quality classical ballet training in a loving supportive environment. Our professional faculty maintains the highest standards while teaching to the whole child. We surround our students with culture, give them a role in our community, and instill them with a love of dance that is unparalleled in the Hampton Roads area.

At Ballet Virginia we believe that stage performance skills are an important part of dance education. All of our students have performance opportunities in our favorite productions from The Nutcracker to Sleeping Beauty. By also working with costumes, sets, lighting, and live music, we take our students beyond the classroom.

We offer dance classes for children, dance classes for adults, and even dance classes for toddlers. Our curriculum is equally diverse, with ballet classes, modern classes, pointe classes and Pilates. And, we are proud to announce the addition of adaptive dance classes for special needs children.


PROFESSIONAL BALLET COMPANY in residence at Ballet Virginia

After many years of offering high quality ballet training to the Hampton Roads community, we are proud to also have our own professional ballet company. We look forward to sharing new works choreographed by Lydia Roberts Coco, former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Principal Dancer and other artistic staff as well as audience favorites like “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty” in upcoming seasons.

Our professional company consists of talented dancers from the Hampton Roads area and beyond. They bring the finest training and experience to the stage, and we are honored to call the “our dancers”. Not only will our professional dancers be bringing you great performances, but they will also be stepping in as teachers and choreographers at both our Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations.

“We’re excited to foster mentoring relationships between our students and our company members,” says Suzanne 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.”

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