Virginia National Ballet is proud to have won the following awards: 

  • Best of Prince William 2023 and 2022 in 3 Categories!
  • Washington Parent Winner of Parent’s Picks 2022!
  • Seefeldt Award Winner in 2019 (Rafik Hegab for Outstanding Individual Artist)!
  • Best of Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017!

VNB is celebrating its 11th Season in 2023-24!  VNB recently won Inside Nova‘s Best of Prince William 2023 in 3 Categories: Best Dance Studio, Best Performing Arts Company, and Best Teacher/Choreographer:  Rafik Hegab!  VNB also won in 3 categories in 2022.  VNB has also won Washington Parent’s “Parent Picks” for Best Dance Studio in 2022, and Best Dance Studio in Northern Virginia Magazine, a Seefeldt Award, and was a Finalist in the Prince William County Business Awards.

Virginia National Ballet’s professional company was a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tour Directory from 2017-2023, the company is an Affiliate Arts Organization of The Hylton Performing Arts Center, and also performs at Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA and other venues around the state.

VNB School offers outstanding ballet instruction and a wide range of additional classes in contemporary, jazz, hip hop, tap, acro, musical theatre and more.

VNB is located in a beautiful 5400 square foot facility in Manassas/Bristow with three large, bright studios and a music studio. 

Students receive outstanding instruction and have the wonderful opportunity to perform in VNB’s annual Nutcracker productions and the Spring Recital, and they may audition to perform in some of Virginia National Ballet’s company productions performed in theaters around the State of Virginia. Advanced pre-professional students can audition for the Junior Company. All students have the benefit of studying in a vibrant atmosphere with an immensely talented group of outstanding, international professional dancers and teachers who are also caring and nurturing.

VNB has invited famous guest artists to dance in productions and give master classes. Artists who have graced our stage include Daniil Simkin, Isabella Boylston, James Whiteside (all Principal Dancers with American Ballet Theater); Ashley Bouder, Teresa Reichlen, and Ask la Cour (all NYC Ballet Principal Dancers), Aaron Smyth (Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet), Aria Alekzander (Houston Ballet, America’s Got Talent), Nour Eldesouki (Munich, Dresden, Essen and Cairo Ballets), Carolina Boscán (Essen, Leipzig Ballets), and more. The world premieres of Rafik Hegab’s Aida, Aladdin, Beatles, Bohemian Rhapsody, Bolero, Carmina Burana, Carmen, Cinderella, Collection, For those we lost, La Boheme, Life in the Fast Lane, Snow White, and Tango Nights received rave reviews, and the annual Nutcracker performances are a holiday favorite in Northern Virginia.

With the excellent administration, faculty, facility, education, performances, and smoothly run, family atmosphere, Virginia National Ballet is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the arts!

In a nutshell:

  • Award Winning Organization
  • Beautiful facility housing three large dance studios with sprung marley floors
  • Outstanding instruction by international faculty with degrees in dance and professional performance experience
  • Friendly and supportive atmosphere
  • Vaganova Ballet Syllabus
  • Small classes with emphasis on technique and artistry
  • Students have numerous professional performance opportunities
  • Dance classes including ballet, contemporary, lyrical, acro, jazz, hip hop, combination classes
  • Voice and Piano Lessons in our music studio
  • Classes offered for all ages, from 2.5 to Adult
  • YAGP participation for serious students (Youth America Grand Prix Competition)
  • Annual Nutcracker and Spring Recital
  • Professional Dance Company
  • Giving back to the community through donations and outreach

What Our Customers Say

Stephanie H.
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My daughter LOVED your classes in the Advanced Summer Intensive, she says they were far superior than any she has ever attended, thank you for being here for her
Heather J.
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Truly, the entire production was so amazing. The dancers were so mesmerizing and exceptional, and I heard nothing but compliments and absolute awe over the entire production. Rafik’s vision and choreography were breathtakingly spectacular!
Carol R.
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I just want to say congratulations and thank you. The Nutcracker experience was absolutely fabulous and enjoyable from all perspectives…student, parent and audience. All are well deserving of congratulations including the two of you. I can’t say thank you enough for running a fabulous program!
John Griggs
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Great atmosphere that provides a high quality dance instruction that focuses both on technique and having fun. My three daughters really enjoy performing at The GMU Hylton Theater and have developed healthy friendships through Virginia National Ballet. The atmosphere is not one of competition amongst the students but rather of friendship , encouragement, and support of each other that is being passes from one generation to the next.

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