Charlottesville Ballet is a professional ballet company and dance academy. Charlottesville Ballet was founded in 2007 to provide a holistic, nurturing, professional environment to showcase both the emotional expression and technical prowess of talented dancers. Few ballet companies consciously wed health and professionalism, yet we feel these two ideas are not mutually exclusive. In the professional ballet world, dancers often suffer from eating disorders to maintain a competitive body weight and dance on preexisting injuries in order to keep their jobs. Although many of these issues are hidden behind the beauty of the art form, we believe there can be a better, healthier, and more effective approach to professional ballet.