Richmond Ballet The State Ballet of Virginia

Richmond Ballet
Photo Credit: Sarah Ferguson

Contact

Tracie Morin, Tour Representative
407 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-344-0906 ext. 245; (804) 344-0903 (fax)
E-mail: tmorin@richmondballet.com
Web: www.richmondballet.com

Fees

RICHMOND BALLET and RICHMOND BALLET II

Repertory performances, multi-day residencies, and full-length story ballets: vary due to subsidies; please inquire. Master classes, lecture demonstrations, open company class, and other education and outreach services available; please inquire. All fees are negotiable based upon the size and scope of the tour engagement.

 

Availability

Fall and Spring tours each year, with the possibility of extended dates September through May.

Technical

Richmond Ballet
Permanent stage no smaller than 32’ wide x 24’ deep (not including the wings) for repertory performances. Story ballet requirements vary by production; please inquire.

Richmond Ballet II
Venues, stage size, and minimum production requirements can be designed in consultation with presenters. Cafeterias, gymnasiums, or similar spaces may be used for educational programs.

Audience

All ages

About

For over 35 years Richmond Ballet has achieved its mission of “awakening and uplifting the human spirit” through sharing of a range of performance opportunities including classical, time-honored and intriguing original repertory works, master classes, and lecture demonstrations with audiences throughout Virginia, along the East Coast and internationally abroad.

In September 2012 Richmond Ballet announced the addition of a second company, Richmond Ballet II (RB II), an elite group of ten professional dancers led by former Richmond Ballet professional dancer, Igor Antonov. The small size of the group and adaptability of repertory allows RB II to perform in communities that might not otherwise experience ballet. The repertory selections and production requirements are designed to adjust to each individual venue while offering an affordable option to presenters. The flexibility and affordability of RB II make it an ideal group for tour stops throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Performances

As Richmond Ballet celebrates 40 years under the direction of Artistic Director, Stoner Winslett, the Company continues to win acclaim for its captivating, broad repertory that combines classical and contemporary ballets with an impressive collection of over 60 original works. The 2020-2021 home season features works of enduring value such as ballets by George Balanchine, Kurt Jooss and Jerome Robbins as well as new commissions and revivals from contemporary choreographers. This repertory demonstrates the Company’s versatility and can be programmed to fit many stages.

Additionally, Richmond Ballet II is available to tour to all communities throughout Virginia with this year’s program, Legend of the Swan Queen: Selections from Swan Lake. Juxtaposing innovative new works with highlights from the timeless classic Swan Lake, audiences have an opportunity to follow the evolution of classical ballet into a more progressive, current form all in one evening. Richmond Ballet is excited to work with presenters throughout the Commonwealth to design programs that meet individual community needs.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs include in-school performances and youth performances for public and independent schools, as well as, master classes, open rehearsals, and workshops for advanced dance students. Richmond Ballet also offers multi-day residencies.

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