Our Mission

We are More than a studio. We are a family.
  • Empowering our students through a love of Dance.

    Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts was founded in 1987 and has been under the Artistic Directorship of Virginia Freeman Dupont since 2014.  Known for its ballet program that produces 1-2 ballets annually as well as its commitment to creating a well-rounded dancer, Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts serves as the home to dance companies KARIZMA and KARIZMA II and acts as a performing arts training center for the Burlington community.  KARIZMA was founded in 1995 as the not-for-profit youth performing company of Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts.  In addition to a full performance season, KARIZMA is committed to community building and outreach.  Pre-professional company, KARIZMA II, was established in 2014 to provide serious young dancers with intensive training and professional performance opportunities.  In addition to this evening’s performance, their inaugural season has included North Carolina Dance Alliance’s Annual Event, Greensboro Fringe Festival and the upcoming North Carolina Triad Choreography Showcase.   Further extending dance education and performance resources to its community, Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts will be the official school of Burlington’s (soon to be named) non-profit, professional ballet company and will continue to foster creativity and artistic excellence.