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 new set of classes combining gymnastics and dance techniques.


Tap dance is best known for the sound it makes. The rhythmic tapping sound is accomplished by the dancer.

Lyrical and Contemporary Dance

Lyrical dance is a union of jazz and ballet techniques. Contemporary dance combines elements of several dance genres.

Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance

The Jazz and Hip-Hop class is a fun, up-beat blend of dance combining jazz and hip-hop technique in one class.

Musical Theatre

In our Musical Theatre classes students learn performance and dance skills, responding to the action of story and song.

Rising Star Vocals

Does your son or daughter 6 to 8 years old love to sing?! Sign them up for the Rising Star vocal class at Italia Performing Arts!

Irish Dance

Southern Academy of Irish Dance – Virginia offers Irish dance classes at our studio, taught by a certified teacher (TCRG).

The Nutcracker 2018

We are partnering with the National Ballet Company from Maryland to present a professional quality production of The Nutcracker in Front Royal, VA in December.

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 2018 Summer Show
Coppélia Showcase

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Lorenza Manara Marchi

CEO, School Principal and Head of Ballet

Eva Zitterkob

Dance and Theatre Teacher

Rosanna Winner

Dance and Theatre Teacher

Aundria Roberts

Music and Voice Teacher

Eleanor Bittel

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