Charlottesville Ballet in Lynchburg

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We are thrilled to bring professional ballet back to Lynchburg in the historic theater at the Academy Center of the Arts! The Ballet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of dancers. We firmly believe that excellence in ballet can be achieved by diverse dancers that represent our community.

Support the Ballet!

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

Donate today in any of the following ways:

Annual Giving

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(monthly, quarterly, or yearly recurring donations)

Corporate Sponsorship

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Since the inception of Charlottesville Ballet thirteen years ago, 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 your community.

KEITH LEE, DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, ARTIST LAUREATE, RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER

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 eighth work for our professional company this season. This new title and expanded vision reflects our continual commitment to making Charlottesville Ballet a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.


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