In 2007, Heidi Robitshek, former artistic director and founder of the Chamber Ballet along with her protégée Adelle Carpenter founded the Virginia Regional Ballet to dedicate a school to the continued improvement and enhancement of classical ballet technique. Virginia Regional Ballet Academy sponsors the Virginia Regional Ballet, Inc., whose purpose is to bring to the community and develop among its citizens an educational and cultural program in dance. Virginia Regional Ballet is located in Williamsburg’s Art District at 1228 Richmond Road adjacent to the Williamsburg Community Pool and is professionally designed and constructed to provide the best possible facilities for instruction. In 2013, Virginia Regional Ballet acquired a second location in Yorktown at 5315 George Washington Memorial Highway and 110-B Dare Road, now 4839 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
Virginia Regional Ballet Academy offers a beginning through pre-professional curriculum in all dance forms through a variety of weekly classes and performance opportunities. Professionally trained and experienced teachers qualified to teach classical ballet, contemporary, character, creative dance, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and lyrical dance are available at all levels. Scholarships, through the Jenni Paddock Scholarship Fund, are available for deserving students interested in dance. The Virginia Regional Ballet is open to everyone regardless of race, gender, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
Board of Trustees for 2018 Nutcracker Season
Heidrun Robitshek – Studio Owner & Artistic Director
Adelle Carpenter – Studio Director
Peggy Ely – Member
Kevin Ely – Member
Sara Block – Member
Michael Finn – Member