Founded in 2007 with a unique mission for dancer wellness, Charlottesville Ballet is the only full time professional dance company in the Charlottesville area. Co-Directors Sara Clayborne and Emily Hartka are committed to elevating professional ballet with a healthy working environment for the artists.
From presenting professional productions to serving our community’s most at-need students, the Charlottesville Ballet is elevating the art of dance across Central Virginia. With your help, we can provide quality performances and training to the community for years to come.
The professional company is comprised of fifteen dancers from all over the United States and abroad– from Virginia to California, Brazil to Japan. Charlottesville Ballet has no rigid physical aesthetic for its dancers and all body types are celebrated. Charlottesville Ballet’s Trainee Program welcomes dancers as they transition from advanced students into professional artists.