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Gov. McAuliffe Announces Richmond Ballet’s 2015 Tour to China

March 19th, 2014

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe McAuliffe Announces Richmond Ballet to Perform at 2015 ‘Meet in Beijing’ Festival  ~Road to China to include a year-long series of cultural exchange programs as well as multi-city tour in China~ RICHMOND– Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia, has accepted an invitation to perform at the 15th Annual ‘Meet in Beijing’ Arts Festival in Beijing, China at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in May 2015. The trip will mark the Ballet’s first…
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Seeking the Sacred in Dance Returns April 24

January 20th, 2014

“The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. Dance may well be the awesome holy act of perfection. We are each born with a body and a soul and we spend our lives perfecting our instruments – whatever they may be for each of us.”                                                                                …
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Welcome to Minds in Motion!

September 27th, 2013

  Welcome to Minds In Motion!   Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion (MIM) program has kicked off its first week of the year in Richmond with a bang. 1,415 students were taught, in 59 classes throughout the course of the week, their very first Minds In Motion class. Depending on who you asked, preconceptions of the program involved concerns about taking a ballet class (MIM is a pedestrian based movement which uses similar anatomical concepts, but is most certainly not ballet), to excitement from knowing a friend or a family…
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Minds In Motion Team XXL works with guest instructor Chris Burnside

September 10th, 2013

On the first day of Team XXL, our 5th through 8th graders met with a special guest instructor, Chris Burnside. Chris Burnside began his dance training in Richmond, Virginia with Frances Wessells. As a dancer, he was a member of the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles and performed with Tim Miller, John Bernd, Jane comfort, and Johanna Boyce in New York City. He has a BFA in Communication Arts and Design and an MM in Dance. His choreography has been presented around the country to acclaim and in…
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Minds In Motion Team XXL performed at RVA Fireworks on the James

July 9th, 2013

MIM RVA Fireworks 1

Richmond Ballet Minds In Motion Team XXL performed at the third annual RVA Fireworks on the James with SPARC and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra. This FREE performance took place on Brown’s Island and was generously sponsored by Dominion and MeadWestvaco. Thanks again for coming to watch the performance, RVA!   Photos provided by Ryan Ripperton.