School-Day Performance | Southwest Virginia Ballet
June 19, 2021
Experience the evolution of Western European classical dance through the centuries in representative works performed by Southwest Virginia Ballet. Following the performance, dancers in the company will engage with the students in a Q&A.
Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB) has been contributing to the community for 29 years, serving over 15,000 children and adults annually. SVB began as a vision of founding director Tess (Terri) Post in 1990. Her vision was for a regional ballet company that would provide pre-professional training and quality performances of varied repertoire including classical ballet, contemporary, and modern works.
The organization’s mission is to make the performing arts experience available to all ages from all walks of life through full-length productions. SVB provides, free of charge, the highest quality of pre-professional training possible to young dancers and promotes cultural enrichment and awareness of the art of dance. SVB is committed to offering outreach opportunities for under-served and at-risk children and adults from across Southwest Virginia.
In 2006 Pedro Szalay joined SVB, becoming artistic director is 2007. Under Szalay’s leadership, SVB company membership has doubled in size and has gained regional, national and international acclaim.