Local Ballet Celebrates Name Change

Virginia State Ballet Becomes Warrenton Ballet Center

Local Ballet Celebrates Name Change


WarrentonAfter opening the Warrenton, Virginia-based ballet school in August, Ariana Myers was excited to find herself in a community that was hungry for more access to the performing arts. As her own relationships with the ballet world and the local area deepen, her original vision and mission for the school are evolving.

To better represent this region’s growing reputation as a center for pre-professional dance, and to prepare a platform for future community-based programs, Virginia State Ballet has changed its name to the Warrenton Ballet Center.

Putting Warrenton on the World Stage

“The new name gives us the ability to bring Warrenton to the main stage,” said Myers. Having recently been invited to judge at the Global Dance Open, an international competition that will see dancers participate from over 40 countries, Myers felt the name change was important to building the dance community she envisions for area students.

“Being seen on the global stage allows me to create bigger opportunities for my students, but it also opens the door to bring international students here to study," she said. 

Including the town’s name in the dance school’s brand makes it easier to find the school, both locally and internationally.  The Warrenton Ballet Center name will clearly identify this unique, Vaganova method school of ballet from other schools in the Commonwealth. It will also drive Warrenton’s visibility as a leader in the performing arts world.

About Warrenton Ballet Center

Warrenton Ballet Center will continue to operate at 484 Blackwell Road, Warrenton, VA in suite 102. The school is designed to provide a comprehensive ballet education for students, ages 4 to 22, to pursue professional dance careers, to attend university dance programs, or to learn more about how dance can benefit them.

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