Classical Ballet Theatre | Ballet and Contemporary Dance Classes | Reston/Herndon/Northern Virignia and Greater D.C. Area Founder•Artistic Director•Executive Director | Cynthia Donavin 320 Victory Drive, Herndon,VA 20170 • (703) 471-0750 •


Swan Lake: Dancing and Teaching Odette (Herndon Connection, May 17, 2017)

CenterStage presents an Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre (Fairfax Times, April 6, 2017)

Dancing For Heros (Great Falls Connection, January 4-10, 2016)

Great Falls Dancer Honored (Great Falls Connection, August 10-16, 2016)


Classical Ballet Theatre Dancers Thrill Audience (Reston Connection & Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, June 1-7, 2016)

Koresh Dance Company to Hold Residency in Herndon (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, January 13, 2016)

Classical Ballet Theatre Reaches Out During the Holidays (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, December 16-22, 2015)

Classical Ballet Theatre Welcomes Back Cynthia Donavin as Artistic Director (Herndon Patch, June 9, 2015)

Renowned Artists Lead Intensive in Herndon (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, August 26, 2015)


Art Intersections - On the Streets of Reston Town Center (Reston Patch, May 7, 2015)

Discovering the Arts in Everyday Places (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, April 29, 2015)

Classical Ballet Theatre Awarded Grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, April 12, 2015)

An Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre (Reston Lifestyle Magazine, March-April, 2015)

Ballet Display at Reston Community Center | Classical Ballet Theatre wows audience with choreography (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, February 25, 2015)

Celebrating Valentine's with Classical Ballet (Reston Connection, February 11, 2015)

Getting Into the Spirit of the Holidays (Oak Hill/Herndon Connection, January 7, 2015)

Getting Into the Spirit of the Holidays: Classical Ballet Theatre Supports the Community (Herndon Patch, December 31, 2014)

A Nutcracker Holiday: One Military Family's Tradition (Vienna Patch, December 11, 2014)

Kicking Off the Holidays with Nutcracker Cheer:  Not-for-Profit Brings Full-length Classic to Annandale Thanksgiving Weekend (Annandale Patch, November 6, 2014)

Making New Friends: Classical Ballet Theatre Brings Free Children's Program to Local Library (Reston Patch, November 2, 2014)

Sunshine on a Rainy Day: Classical Ballet Theatre Shares Some Nutcracker Cheer (McLean Patch, October 23, 2014)

Now Using the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum (Herndon Patch, September 8, 2014)


Let's Dance! (Great Falls Connection, July 9, 2014)

Classical Ballet Theatre Student Accepts Professional Contract (Herndon Connection, July 1, 2014)

Celebrating Spring with Dance (Herndon Connection, May 7, 2014)

Classical Ballet Theatre Alumna Accepts Professional Contract (Herndon Patch, March 11, 2014)

Hidden Gem Shines (Fairfax Life, February 2014)

Classical Ballet Theatre Students Make the Most of Their Evening! (Reston Patch, February 25, 2014)

Kicking off the Holidays with Nutcracker Cheer! (Annandale Patch, December 17, 2013)

Classical Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker (Herndon Connection, November 20, 2013)

Classical Ballet Theatre Presents Master Classes (Herndon Connection, October 16-22, 2013)

Isabel Robles Heads to Houston Ballet (Reston Connection, August 14, 2013)


Classical Ballet Theatre Dancers Reach New Heights (Herndon Connection, June 19, 2013)

Performing in New York: Classical Ballet Theatre Student performs in International Dance Finals (Herndon Connection, April 17, 2013; Fairfax County Times, April 12, 2013)

Classical Ballet Theatre Hosts Local Preschools (Reston Connection, April 30, 2013; Herndon Connection, April 30, 2013; Herndon Patch, May 10, 2013)

School of Pop and Lock (Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2013)

Ballet Studio Tells Cinderella Story (Herndon Connection, April 10, 2013)

Classical Ballet Theatre's Spectacular February Show (Reston Patch, February 26, 2013; Herndon Patch, February 26, 2013)

Classical Ballet Theatre Students Rock Philadelphia! (Herndon Connection, February 6, 2013; Reston Patch, February 9, 2013)

Performing the Nutcracker (Herndon Connection, December 12, 2012)

CBT Presents Holiday Classic (Herndon Connection, November 21, 2012)

Herndon ballet school hires accomplished hip-hop dancer (Fairfax County Times, August 31, 2012)


Local Dancer Heads to Miami (Reston Connection, June 20, 2012)

Hip Hop Fun at The Taste of Reston (Reston Patch, June 19, 2012)

Best Places to See Ballet in the DC Area (, June 4, 2012)

Dancers On The Move (March 28, 2012)

Ballet Students Share Their Love of Dance (Herndon Connection, February 22, 2012; Herndon Patch, February 14, 2012)

At Home On the Dance Floor (Herndon Connection, November 16, 2011)


CBT's performance to raise money for the Japan Relief Fund was in the Accomplishments section in the Herndon Patch. (April 15, 2011)

Bringing Ballet Dancers Together (Herndon Connection, March 31, 2011)

Finding the Dancer Within (Herndon Connection, February 23, 2011)

Reaching High (Herndon Connection, October 27, 2010)

Local Youth Reaches His Goal: CBT alumni Philip Smith-Cobbs' achievement with Atlanta Ballet (Herndon Patch, September 30, 2010)

2009-2010 and Before

Young Dancers of the Classical Ballet Theatre (Fairfax Women magazine, March/April 2010)

En Pointe: Academy student Alexa Vasiliadis was featured in the cover story (Hearing Loss magazine, July/August 2008)

Raise the Barre: CBT Associate Artistic Director Alisher Saburov was interviewed for the article (Northern Virginia magazine, December 2007)

12 Aspiring Performers Receive Scholarships: Academy Pre-Pro student Shanna Gayer was one of twelve who received the Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award. (Washington Post, November 19, 2007)