Charlottesville Ballet launches Charlottesville Ballet Academy!

Charlottesville Ballet is pleased to announce the opening of Charlottesville Ballet Academy, the official training school for the professional company! The Academy will provide world-class dance education for students ages 3 through adult beginning in July 2011.

The location of the new studio is in Greene County, VA off of Route 33 in Stanardsville in the former home of a beautiful dance school called The Dance Barn. Kelly Silliman, the owner of The Dance Barn, played an integral role in Charlottesville Ballet since the company’s inception by graciously donating The Dance Barn space to the professional company for the past three seasons. Now at Smith College pursuing her masters degree in Dance, Ms. Silliman is thrilled to see Charlottesville Ballet flourish and continue her vision of promoting dance education in the Greene County area. We are so thankful to her for making this transition possible and we look forward to working with her students at the new Charlottesville Ballet Academy.

We’ve been hard at work the past few weeks doing some light renovations at the studio– check out our photo gallery of before and after images as we create the new CBA!

Charlottesville Ballet Academy’s summer classes and summer dance camps begin July 5th, 2011. For more information about CBA and the Summer 2011 dance offerings, or call us on the studio line: 434.985.3200.
We would like to sincerely thank all of our patrons and donors who have made this new venture possible. We look forward to dancing with you soon!

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