Italia Performing Arts Institute promotes dance performances in the northern Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, and provides artistic direction and choreography services for these performances.
Initially these performances will take place twice a year, in June and December. The December performance, most likely of The Nutcracker, will bring a professional quality production to a region where there has been no such production in recent years.
The officers of the Institute are responsible for promotion of these dance performances, assisted by volunteers. Artistic direction and choreography services are provided by professional dance instructors and choreographers.
These performances are funded in part by sale of tickets and in part by sponsorship being sought from local businesses, charitable trusts and individuals.