Virginia National Ballet Tickets

Secure Your Place at the Virginia National Ballet’s 2024/2025 Season Performances Today!
We invite everyone to join the ballet! The Virginia National Ballet is holding its season and tickets are now currently on sale! This is a chance to experience a show that will captivate and amaze anyone who attends. Tickets start at 65 dollars and currently coverage at 165 dollars. Purchasing a ticket is a guarantee that you get a seat at one of the most elegant shows with an alluring balance of strength and softness. At Virginia National Ballet, you will experience the best in all of ballet.

Virginia National Ballet

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About Virginia National Ballet

The Virginia National Ballet (VNB) is one of the premier companies of the Washington metropolitan area, producing professional ballet performances, comprehensive training, and education-based programming for the Northern Virginia community and beyond. Its mission is to achieve the highest artistic standards of excellence in the performing arts, in an innovative manner, through programming that is diverse but also rooted in the principles of European Romantic tradition. Since its launch as a nonprofit company in 2013, VNB has gained visibility quickly to become a cultural mainstay of the area.

Founding and Vision

The Virginia National Ballet (VNB) was founded by Rafik Hegab, a choreographer and former principal dancer, and his wife Elysabeth Muscat, an opera singer and arts administrator. They aim to establish a larger, ‘national class’, repertory ballet company in Northern Virginia that would broaden the entertainment and educational opportunities in the State, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of quality ballet performances and education.

Artistic Leadership and Repertoire

At the artistic helm is the visionary Rafik Hegab, whose Virginia National Ballet boasts a varied repertoire that comprises not only well-known classics such as The Nutcracker but also new contemporary works, informed by Hegab’s previous training in ballet and choreography.

Among them are classics such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty, as well as other well-known classical ballets. The company’s skilled dancers execute the traditional technique that these shows often rely on. But VNB is also known for creating original works that Hegab choreographs, many with contemporary themes and modern choreography. These originals are praised for their inventiveness and have helped build the company’s reputation in the ballet community.

Performances and Venues

Virginia National Ballet makes its home on the campus in Lorton, which offers two great performance venues, the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas and the Ernst Community Cultural Center in Fairfax. From their elegant foyers to their intimate seating, these spaces are world-class and well-suited for the company’s productions.

The company’s most popular annual production is The Nutcracker, the seasonal story ballet that draws hefty audiences. The delightful choreography, spellbinding costumes, and presents that embellish the traditional story exemplify the general magnanimity of the season and show off the artistry of the dancers.

Education and Training

The company runs the Virginia National Ballet Academy, a school offering classical ballet instruction to individuals of all ages and abilities emphasizing ballet technique, contemporary dance, and performance. Through its annual Nutcracker performance, the academy provides all students with the opportunity to experience performing in a professional production. Students receive in-class training from VNB professional dancers as well as guest artists and they performing students the chance to perform with VNB.

The academy also offers pre-professional training through its rigorous programs, which function as a preparation for work in the professional world of dance. Many graduates from the school have gone on to join professional companies, which speaks to the quality of training that they received at the academy.

Community Engagement and Outreach

Virginia National Ballet maintains a presence in the community by educating children and adults about ballet and other forms of performing arts. VNB has an extensive outreach and education program dedicated to making ballet accessible to the public. People from low-income areas can attend our performances for free or at discounted rates. We also provide forums in which ballet is taught through workshops, in-school programs, and lecture demonstrations.

Notable Achievements and Recognition

From its inception, VNB has garnered widespread acclaim for its artistic and aesthetic achievements, its innovative programming and for its dedication to professional excellence in performance, choreography, and production. The company has consistently received outstanding reviews for technical excellence, emotional profundity, and imaginative choreography, and has been celebrated locally for its contributions to the cultural life of Northern Virginia.

Looking Forward

Moving forward, Virginia National Ballet will continue to strive to accomplish its mission to ‘offer the Hampton Roads area a cultural gem by preserving the great classical ballet masterpieces of the past, while presenting today’s dancers in exciting new works, and inspiring young dancers who may become the great artists of tomorrow.’ The company has plans to expand its repertoire to include more new choreography by contemporary choreographers, build on its community outreach programs, and continue to offer the highest level of training available at the Virginia National Ballet Academy.


The company’s storied past, varied and lively performances, and dedicated focus, on teaching and connecting with the community have kept audiences in Northern Virginia and elsewhere engaged and enthralled. Whether through the elegance of a classical ballet or the boldness of a contemporary piece, Virginia National Ballet offers an enchanting experience that celebrates the artistry of dance. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this exceptional company in action. Secure your tickets for the upcoming season and be part of a magical journey through the world of ballet.