Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre

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Summer Ballet Workshops Flyer

More information about summer ballet intensives for students
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Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre (CBT) is a multicultural organization dedicated to teaching ballet and world dance through intensive national and international workshops led by acclaimed professors and dance masters.

CBT’s mission is twofold: to give the dedicated dancer a complete education comprised of professional level dance training along with a well rounded exposure to global arts, cultures and languages, and to provide dance teachers the opportunity to continue their education and expand their knowledge through exposure to master teachers of classical ballet.

CBT provides workshops for intermediate and advanced dancers and teachers who want to learn about dance from a global perspective. Dancers and teachers enjoy world class instruction in ballet and world dance at both a critical and practical level while experiencing different world cultures and traditions.

CBT’s program is truly a total immersion experience incorporating the opportunity to travel abroad, study dance, experience a new culture, and practice a new language.

We are now accepting applications for our exciting summer 2017 intensive ballet programs and our teacher workshops in Washington, DC, Vienna, Austria, and Saint Petersburg, Russia!

To learn more about us and our programs, contact us with any questions, and Like us on Facebook to become part of Cosmopolitan Ballet Theatre’s Community. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you this summer!


CBT at Bolshoi Ballet Academy, 2013



  • Irina’s passion for life and dance inspired me to chase after my dreams. Her corrections and teaching are empowering and humbling. She sees the potential in each individual as a dancer and as a person; her mentor-ship is invaluable and her commitment is energizing. I have so much appreciation for the life lessons Irina has taught me through the passion we both share—ballet.

    Bryar Loftfield, 2008 YAGP Finalist