Veronica Hart, Company Founder and Director, is originally from Long Island, New York, and grew up near Charlottesville in Batesville, VA. She is from a family of dancers, including her great grandmother and grandfather, mother, aunt, and sister. She formerly danced and toured with the Charleston Ballet Theatre, San Diego Ballet, The Garage Contemporary Ballet, and Charlottesville Ballet. Her training began with her mother, Sally Hart, and continued at the Virginia School of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA. While there, Veronica performed in a collaborative performance with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, in Kris Cangelosi’s Cry for Peace and Fire & Ice, Ashton’s Les Patineurs, and as Maria in Ricardo Melendez’s Mambo from West Side Story. She continued her training with Keith Lee of ABT and Alvin Ailey, who created the piece Double Exposure for Veronica and her sister Nicky Coelho. Veronica’s summers were spent at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, the Joffrey Midwest Program in Flint, MI, and at Charleston Ballet Theatre. She received scholarships at all schools attended. Veronica has performed leading roles in Paquita, Les Corsaire, Les Sylphedes, The Nutcracker, Etudes, in Ryan Beck’s The Mexican and Filia Artemis, the King & I with Ashlawn Opera directed by Baayork Lee, as Cinderella in Cinderella with Encinitas Ballet, and in Keith Lee’s Mama Rose and Sycamore Park. Veronica is also a choreographer, and has set her work on Charlottesville Ballet and concorDance contemporary, and recently presented work in Pittsburgh, PA in Texture Contemporary Ballet’s Works in Progress Showcase. Veronica also dances for Keith Lee Dancers based out of Lynchburg, Virginia, and teaches, choreographs, and serves as Co-Artistic Director at Albemarle Ballet Theatre.