Although we are currently unable to be together in the classroom, studio, and theatre, we continue to work on new ways to connect with you! Follow us on social media or check back here to keep up on the latest content. Be safe, be well and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.
Our dancers never cease to amaze with their extraordinary passion, sensitivity, and creativity. While unable to be in the studio because of our current global health crisis, company dancer Matthew Frain choreographed and his partner Hannah Markowitz filmed and edited Unreal City, a work that began as a narrative-based solo project but evolved to include other Richmond Ballet dancers.
RICHMOND BALLET PHOTOSHOOT
We’re excited to debut a collection of photos that were generously taken by photographer Todd Wright earlier this season.
VIRTUAL SRB & MIM
School of Richmond Ballet faculty and Minds In Motion teaching artists have developed virtual classrooms, complete with online activities and content, for the thousands of students we reach during the year. We are also offering more than 40 live stream classes each week to keep our students engaged, connected, and moving!
COVID-19 UPDATE PAGE
Visit our COVID-19 page to stay updated on our building closure, professional company performance schedule, and more.
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VIRTUAL ADULT CLASSES
Have you always wanted to try a barre class? Or are you looking for ways to stay active at home? The School of Richmond Ballet Adult Division is live streaming Barre fitness classes.
Learn more at rvaballetdev.wpengine.com/adult.
RICHMOND BALLET IN REAL TIME
Join host and former Richmond Ballet ballerina Valerie Tellmann-Henning for a virtual visit with many of the people who make the magic happen in our organization!
Episode 1 – Erin Freeman, Richmond Ballet Resident Conductor: watch full interview
Episode 2 – Scott Henley, Richmond Ballet Technical Director: watch full interview
Episode 3 – Ira White, Richmond Ballet Company Dancer: watch full interview
Episode 4 – Val Caniparoli, Choreographer: watch full interview
Episode 5 – Daphne Maxwell Reid, Board of Trustees: watch full interview
Episode 6 – Paul & Emily Dandridge, Minds In Motion Artistic Associates: watch full interview
Episode 7 – Deanna Seay, School of Richmond Ballet Faculty: watch full interview
RICHMOND BALLET STORYTIME
We’re joining forces with our friends at bbgbbooks in Carytown to bring you some of today’s most exciting dance-themed books read by a ballerina. Each Thursday at 10am you will have the opportunity to see our company dancers in their homes as they bring these books to life!
1 – Tiger with a Tutu, By: Fabi Santiago | Read by Sabrina Holland: watch here
2 – Swan Lake, By: New York City Ballet | Read by Cody Beaton and Trevor Davis: watch here
3 – Tallulah’s Tutu, By: Marilyn Singer | Read by Izabella Tokev: watch here
4 – Brontorina, By: James Howe | Read by Eri Nishihara: watch here
5 – Ready to Fly, By: Lea Lyon | Read by Thel Moore III: watch here
Get to know our Richmond Ballet company dancers in a new, personal way! Read about their hobbies, interests, and favorite things.
Lauren Archer: Flower Bouquets – Read here.
Cody Beaton: Swan Lake Q&A – Read here.
Marty & Trevor Davis: This or That? – Read here.
Matthew Frain: Explorations in photography – Read here.
Melissa Frain: Dutch Braid Hair Tutorial – Read here | watch video.
Abi Goldstein: Culinary Skills – Read here | watch video.
Sabrina Holland & Fernando Sabino – Home Projects – Read here.
Khaiyom Khojaev & Izabella Tokev – Get to Know Us! – Read here.
Thel Moore III & Anthony Oates: Top 5 Dance Movies/Shows – Read here.
Eri Nishihara: Sushi Time! Cooking Tutorial – Read here | watch video.
Mate Szentes: Traveling Reflections – Read here.
Ira White: On Fashion and Suits – Read here.