Virginia National Ballet
Ballet, Neo-classical, and Contemporary

Padmarani Rasiah Cantu
Photo by Melanie Beus

Contact

Elysabeth Muscat, Managing Director
7528 Old Linton Hall Road
Gainesville, VA 20155
703-753-5005
info@gainesvilleballetcompany.org
www.gainesvilleballetcompany.org

Fees

$4,000-$7,000 depending on the length of the performance. 

All fees are negotiable based upon the size and scope of the tour engagement.

Availability

December 2018, January, March, April, May, or June 2019.  For specific dates, please contact us.

Technical

Marley flooring for dancers, theater lighting, CD playback, white cyclorama, ability to hang other backdrops, a stage of at least 30’ x 40’ or larger, dressing rooms, use of prop/storage room.

Audience

Our performances are for any age group.  The audience who would appreciate the performances the most would be adults, teens, and children over 10 years old.

About

Virginia National Ballet (formerly Gainesville Ballet) is a young company presenting fresh, exciting premieres each season that have thrilled audiences with a combination of great choreography and music, award winning dancers, and beautiful scenery and costumes.  Highlights have been Carmina Burana, Carmen, Collection (a group of short contemporary pieces infusing pop, hip hop, and techno), La Bohème, Snow White, and Bohemian Rhapsody (a hard rock ballet to the music of Queen.)  Virginia National Ballet was a 2016 and 2017 Finalist of the Seefeldt Awards for Artistic Excellence, and performed at the International Ballet Festival in Managua Nicaragua.  The company is an Affiliate Arts Organization of the Hylton Performing Arts Center and has also performed at the Ernst Cultural Center.   Virginia National Ballet is led by Artistic Director Rafik Hegab, originally from Cairo and a Principal Dancer with the Cairo Opera Ballet Company.  He was also a 2017 Seefeldt Award Finalist for Outstanding Individual Artist. His choreography has received great reviews on www.broadwayworld.com, demetrotheatrearts.com, Inside Nova, Fauquier Times, and Bull Run Observer. He was a guest choreographer for Young Artists of America at the Music Center at Strathmore, and the performance was broadcast on PBS.  You can see videos of dancers in the studio and get more information on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleBalletCompany/

Performances

Virginia National Ballet is able to bring CARMINA BURANA on tour, along with a secondary piece, either BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY or BOLERO.

Videos

To see excerpts from recent performances click here:
http://www.rafikhegab.com/video.html 
http://gainesvilleballetcompany.org/carmina-burana/

 

Additional Information