Why support Southwest Virginia Ballet? Click here to find out from our dancers!
Southwest Virginia Ballet will celebrate its 28th season in 2018-2019. Each season young dancers ages 10-18 audition for company membership. SVB provides, free of charge, the highest quality of pre-professional training possible to the young dancers while promoting cultural enrichment and the art of dance in our community.
Our name is most closely associated with our extraordinary production of "The Nutcracker". Each year 150 community members join with our 50 company members to bring this holiday tradition to the community. We invite over 500 clients of human service organizations free of charge so that cost is not a barrier to their enjoyment of this holiday classic.
Pedro Szalay, SVB Artistic Director, also creates original work in addition to classic repertoire. In 2018, SVB is bringing "Hello Trolley", a new ballet based on a children's book by Roanoke author Claudia Moore, to the stage. With music written by Derek Shorter, SVB will perform in collaboration with the Roanoke Youth Symphony. Over 500 Roanoke school children will experience this new ballet. Help us bring this new ballet to life with your contribution today!