The Ballet in Lynchburg

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

After a two-year hiatus, our professional company is back to create an incredible 2022-23 Season in Lynchburg!

December 10 & 11, 2022 – The Nutcracker

The dazzling audience favorite returns to the Historic Theatre stage at the Academy Center of the Arts!


March 18, 2023 – Legacy

This special concert in Lynchburg will honor Keith Lee and showcase dances by Virginia choreographers. Experience the power of classical favorites and innovative works that have become our legacy.


May 6, 2023 – Cinderella

Presented in collaboration with Southwest Virginia Ballet, this spellbinding audience favorite returns to the Historic Theatre stage!

Donate today in any of the following ways:

Annual Giving

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(monthly, quarterly, or yearly recurring donations)

Corporate Sponsorship

Find out how your business can become a valued partner in the ballet’s artistic, educational, and outreach activities in Lynchburg

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.


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.

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 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!