The Ballet in Lynchburg

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We are grateful to the businesses, foundations, and individuals that support our mission and help us serve Central Virginia. Charlottesville Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We are honored to be the Resident Dance Company at the historic Academy Center of the Arts.

2023-24 Season | Tickets on sale now!

Join Lynchburg’s resident dance company for an enchanting 90-minute performance of The Nutcracker, presented
by Blue Ridge Bank.

Follow the story of Clara on her adventure through the Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets as she meets friends and
foes alike. Experience Tchaikovsky’s treasured score with live music conducted by Benjamin Rous of the Charlottesville
Symphony and collaborations with Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir and Central Virginia Ballet. This
holiday classic features the professional company and over 100 community dancers from across Central Virginia!

Snow White, our Family Series ballet based on the beloved Grimm’s fairy tale, follows the fairest of them all as she meets a forest full of friends, the Seven Dwarfs, and a dashing Prince. Experience the magic of love and friendship in this captivating 90-minute ballet!

Thank You to our Lynchburg Sponsors!

Angles and LSO

Since the company’s inception in 2007, Lynchburg has been woven into the creation and presentation of new works. We have collaborated with regional artists and students from Dance Theatre of Lynchburg since 2009 and have presented The Nutcracker for 5,000+ patrons, first at E. C. Glass High School and now as Resident Dance Company at the Academy.

We partner with the Central Virginia Ballet school in Lynchburg to provide dance education and performance opportunities to young children ages 5 to 18, and as we move forward in Lynchburg, we plan to bring even more educational outreach to the region.

The Ballet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the art of dance and promoting the health and wellness of our artists. We firmly believe that excellence in ballet is achieved by diverse dancers that represent our community.


In 1968, Mr. Lee was the first African American dancer to sign a contract with the American Ballet Theatre. He has played a pivotal role in our organization since its founding in 2007, and will create his fifteenth work for our professional company this season. In 2020, Keith became the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and helped create our IDEA Committee, reflecting our continual commitment to making Charlottesville Ballet a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

Resident Dance Company at the Academy Center of the Arts

Our live music and “Once Upon A Ballet” community engagement programs are made possible with support from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and our generous Lynchburg donors. Thank you!