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Ruben RasconCosmopolitan Ballet Theatre is dedicated to immersing young people in ballet, world dance and international culture through intensive workshops in countries around the world. We measure our success by the enthusiasm and passion we are able to inspire in the young people who have traveled and studied with us.

Testimonials from Participants

The following are just a few of the testimonials from participants in previous workshops.

  • My stay at the Bolshoi Academy made me realize how deeply dance lies in my heart.

    Ruben Rascon, Summer 2011 Participant and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Student
  • 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
  • Irina is a phenomenal teacher and inspiration to all dancers. The CBT Workshop in Berlin, Germany, was the experience of a lifetime, and as well with her classes. I enjoyed every minute of it!

    Hayley Hemminger, Former CBT Student and Summer Intensive Participant
  • Irina is an amazing teacher. In class, she identifies the exact problem a student need to work with to improve. When she choreographs, she pushes each student to do the best work. Irina gives each student a moment to shine, to be a star in the production.

    Grace Albert, Former CBT Student