The School

Special message from Artistic Associate &

The School of Richmond Ballet Director, Judy JacobIMG_9373edit


To Parents and Students:

The School of Richmond Ballet offers superior training for those young people who aspire to have a professional ballet career as well as those students who wish simply to enrich their lives through dance. Our students are taught by a world-class faculty in a state-of-the-art facility shared with Richmond Ballet professional company dancers. Our mission to offer every student a valuable and positive experience with dance includes performance opportunities such as Richmond Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. The School of Richmond Ballet classes are offered year-round and include a dance curriculum in a variety of dance forms at many skill levels. These levels range from our unique Children’s Division curriculum, Invitation to the Dance, to the pre-professional Richmond Ballet Trainee Program. The School of Richmond Ballet training curriculum allows for the development of strong, poised and versatile student dancers. Our students and their families are an important part of the Richmond Ballet organization. Our students will become the future of the ballet art, both on stage and off, as they eventually become dancers, audiences and ballet patrons in Richmond and throughout the country.

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Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & The School of Richmond Ballet Director



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Ballerina Birthday Parties

Richmond Ballet Ballerina Birthday Parties

Ballerina birthday party packages are designed for girls and boys ages 4-10.
The special birthday girl/boy will have their own special dance class with their friends and a visit from a ballerina!

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Richmond Ballet Auditions

Richmond Ballet annually holds auditions in January, February and March for positions in Richmond Ballet II second company, Richmond Ballet Trainee Program, and The School of Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive Program. These auditions are held at our facility in Richmond and at a number of other locations.

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