Richmond Ballet Tickets
Dance is the way through which human spirit is expressed through body movements. The body and soul speak a common language through dance. There are a number of dance forms and each has its power to harmonize hearts and minds. But the founders of Richmond Ballet believe that nothing expresses the emotions and feelings of heart more thoroughly than ballet. After all, ballet is the only dance form which has crossed international cultural boundaries more than any other. Not only that, it has stayed up to the mark of all modern standards. Richmond Ballet works with the mission of continuing the same with its marvelous productions for which Richmond Ballet tickets are famous not only among theater lovers in surrounding areas but all over the country.
Latest Richmond Ballet Events
- Richmond Ballet: The Nutcracker, Chrysler Hall, tickets for 12/12 7:00PM at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
- Fri Dec 12 2014
- Richmond Ballet: The Nutcracker, Chrysler Hall, tickets for 12/13 2:00PM at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
- Sat Dec 13 2014
- Richmond Ballet: The Nutcracker, Chrysler Hall, tickets for 12/13 7:00PM at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
- Sat Dec 13 2014
Richmond Ballet serves the community in the most remarkable way; it continually brings new works from all parts of the world and of all the talented and renowned choreographers. Moreover, it also offers outreach programs to the community, never leaving the high artistic standards that are the reason of its popularity. Up till the 2012-2013 season, the ballet company has seen 29 years of wonderful professional experience. Every year, the company has managed to surpass expectations by moving beyond the image created by dance enthusiasts when it was founded back in 1984. The ballet company has covered a long journey in establishing itself as the premium dance company in VA.
Any common man can only imagine what it takes for someone to turn into a ballet dancer or a ballerina. These special people are trained to dance since their childhood with trainings intensifying as they grow old until their bodies have transformed into something which looks flexible like soft rubber and light as a feather. Richmond Ballet knows the value of this dance form and provides a platform to such gems to portray their talents in front of an audience. In fact, the ballet company itself was founded by some local dance enthusiasts in 1957 who wanted to establish an outlet for dance students enlisted in local programs. For almost two decades this ballet company stayed small until The School of Richmond Ballet was established in 1975. It was the founding of this school that transformed it from a student venture into a professional academy.
Stoner Winslett was appointed as the company’s artistic director in 1980. In 1984, this professional ballet company was given the rank of being the first of its kind in the Commonwealth. Then in 1990, it got the designation of "The State Ballet of Virginia" awarded by Governor Wilder. Coming years saw the ballet company growing by leaps and bounds. It moved into a new venue in 2000, a magnificent facility situated in a central place in downtown Richmond. The facility was given by Reynolds Metals Company – a generous gift. At present, the annual attendance of the programs it offers reaches 100,000 comprised of people from Virginia and beyond. Its repertory includes over 50 original works and it also offers outreach and educational programs to its patrons. It is also a thriving dance school and has over 500 students enrolled at all times.
Richmond Ballet works on the motto of awakening and uplifting human spirit through dance not only in the audience but also in artists. Its mission is to promote, preserve and keep the process of growing this dance form going. In order to achieve this mission, the company employs institutional and aesthetic values which are established by the founders and artistic directors of the company. Richmond Ballet endeavor to keep this wonderful work of art alive by producing new works while remaining true to its core values.
The dances we see on stage are choreographed into impeccable arrangements and perfect routines. Richmond Ballet has produced such dancers who have even made it to the international spotlight. Dance lovers all over the country knows about this ballet company and make sure they buy Richmond Ballet tickets to enjoy an evening of delightful music and bodies twirling on the stage.