Sofiya Boroday performs a passionate My Funny Valentine pas de deux with Philip Smith-Cobbs, a graduate of Classical Ballet Theatre and a former professional dancer with Atlanta Ballet. The choreography by Lar Lubovitch highlighted Sofiya's artistry and expression, and it moved audience members to tears.
Photo by Tony de la Paz
Classical Ballet Theatre has announced that its students have once again been invited to train in prestigious summer intensive programs with schools of renowned ballet companies — American Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and The School of American Ballet. Also on this list is The Ailey School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one not often found on a ballet student’s audition schedule because the school doesn’t focus on, well, ballet. Instead, the school emphasizes contemporary dance, and that’s exactly why CBT dancer Sofiya Boroday is so excited about the program, to which she received a full scholarship plus stipend in order to train for six weeks in the professional division as well as a special invitation to study and perform year-round afterwards. Boroday is looking forward to hours of training in multiple dance forms, such as Horton, one of the many physically challenging techniques for which The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is known. A resident of Oak Hill and 2017 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Boroday credits much of her success to CBT, where she trained for eleven years.
Classical Ballet Theatre is located at 320 Victory Dr., Herndon. www.cbtnva.org