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Ballet Virginia International

BVI is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in April of 2008 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective May 7, 2008.  The mission of the BVI academy is to provide instruction in classical ballet, modern, character and tap for children from pre-school through adults including pre-professional training and performance opportunities.

The BVI Board of Directors primary goal is to look after the general well-being of the organization and ensure its financial viability.

The 2018-2019 Ballet Virginia International Board of Directors:

Phil Price – Chairperson, Accutrain Corporation

Jeryl Rose Phillips – Vice Chair, BVI Parent Representative

Grace Atkinson – Community-at-Large

Andrea Hornbuckle, MD – CHKD Pediatrician

Charles M. Lollar – Legal Counsel, Esquire, Lollar Law

Janina Michalski Bove – BVI Co-Director

Jackie Northen – Community-at-Large

Ideller Perry – Cox Communications, SOST/Operations Department

Preston Perry – Retired Ford Motor Company, Production Supervisor

Suzanne Lownsbury – BVI Co-Director

Jennifer Kodolitsch – BVI Guild Representative

Eran Livni, PhD – Roadstead Montessori High School, Head of School

Ex Officio

Suzanne Lownsbury – Treasurer/BVI Co-Director

Lisa McCarty – Secretary/BVI Marketing and Children’s Program Director

Hope Paryzek – Founder, Board President Emeritus

Board Advisors: Lorraine Graves, Amy Sokol – Acountant, CPA, PLLC, Patricia Sorrell, Trisha Upchurch and Elbert Watson

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For more information please call 757-446-1401



Registration for Academy Year 2018/2019 is ongoing