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

We dance...with innovation, passion and creativity.
We preserve, evolve and add to the rich tradition of classical ballet.
We educate, coach and inspire the next generation of artists
We encourage lifelong health and wellness.
We honor the human experience.
We enrich our family, our community, our world.
We dance...with integrity, excellence and passion.
We dance because we love it.

—Cynthia Donavin, Founder of the Classical Ballet Theatre

Our Mission

Since 1991, the three-fold mission of the Classical Ballet Theatre (CBT) is to provide education, performance and outreach opportunities in the performing arts to Northern Virginia and the surrounding communities. CBT provides the highest caliber of training and coaching opportunities to prepare young dancers for a career in the performing arts as well as to provide classes to dancers of all ages and levels in the community. The CBT children's program puts deliberate emphasis on pre professional achievement with each level crafted to provide the most comprehensive training and coaching in order to produce the high quality dancer that CBT is known for. The CBT Adult program receive training from the same faculty as the children's program, offering our adults some of the best classical, stretch and core conditioning in the area. CBT provides exceptional performance opportunities with world renowned choreographers, and master teachers, while offering high quality productions to the community at affordable prices. CBT's extensive community outreach includes free performing arts enrichment programs for local schools, organizations and underserved populations, as well as "tribute" performances that raise public awareness for worthy causes and honor members of our community.


The professional faculty of the Classical Ballet Theatre will ask the very best of each student. In return we will dedicate to each student the attention they deserve, stressing the values of hard work, discipline, artistic growth, and commitment to excellence. We will encourage each dancer to reach the highest level of their individual potential in a positive, nurturing environment.

2016 Summer Intensive
June 27-July 29, 2016

2016 Repertory Workshop
August 22-August 26, 2016

Classes Begin
Sept 6, 2016

Nutcracker Casting Call and Parent Meeting
Sept 17, 2016

Petworth Dance DC Performance
Sept 24, 2016 @ 6pm

Loudon International Festival
Sept 25, 2016

Velocity Dance Festival
Oct 7-8, 2016 @ 8pm

Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble Showcase
November 4, 2016

Nutcracker Excerpts at Herndon Library Outreach
November 5, 2016

Children's Series: Nutcracker @ 12, 2 & 4
November 19-20, 2016

Nutcracker Performances - NOVA
November 26-27, 2016

Donor & Volunteer Thank You! @ 7:30
December 17, 2016

Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble Showcase
jJanuary 6, 2017

YAGP Presentation @ CBT
jJanuary 7, 2017

Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble Showcase
February 3, 2017

Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble Showcase
March 3, 2017

An Evening with Classical Ballet Theatre @RCC
April 8, 2017 @ 7:30p

Children's Series: Swan Lake @ 12, 2 & 4
May 6-7, 2017

Public Exam Presentation @ 12, 2 & 4
June 3, 2017

Last Day of Class
June 17, 2017

Summer Intensive Begins
June 26, 2017

CBT follows Fairfax County Public School closings for inclement weather.
link to FCPS