Our studios are now OPEN, with precautions against Covid-19.
Register Now for our 2020-21 Dance Classes starting August 17th.

Italia Performing Arts is the premier dance school in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
We offer classes in a range of dance styles at our studios in Winchester and Edinburg.

Cecchetti Classical Ballet

We specialize in teaching classical ballet using the Cecchetti Method, for beginning, recreational and pre-professional students.

Acro Dance

We are excited to offer this set of classes combining gymnastics and dance techniques.


Our tap classes are centered around rhythm and timing, as we bring classic spice and technique to the dance floor.

Lyrical Dance

Lyrical dance is a union of jazz and ballet techniques that creates a half way point between the two genres.

Group photos by Kensie M Photography

The Mission of Italia Performing Arts

is to provide a nurturing environment where excellent training is the priority to enable our children to blossom into superior performers.

Harvest Brunch Highlights Video 2018

This video of Italia Performing Arts dancers and musical theatre singers was filmed at the Harvest Brunch at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, VA, September 23rd, 2018. The brunch was a fundraising event for the non-profit Italia Peforming Arts Institute. Videographer: Manoa Raine.

Group Photos for our 2019 Summer Show
Beauty and the Beast
The Golden Age of Hollywood

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Lorenza Manara Marchi

CEO, School Principal and Head of Ballet

Eva Zitterkob

Dance Teacher

Eleanor Bittel

Dance Teacher

Kat Carlson

Dance Teacher

Maddy Tighe

Dance Teacher



3031 Valley Avenue suite 108,
Winchester, VA 22601

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    Winchester Studio

    3031 Valley Avenue suite 108
    Winchester, VA 22601

    Next to Jos. A. Bank and across from Firefly Cafe

    Edinburg Studio

    215 Piccadilly St
    Edinburg, VA 22824

    Entrance in Printz St, across from the Fire Department