About our school

The Chambersburg Ballet Theatre (CBT) School, entering its 21st year at studios in the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA, strives to provide the best possible education in ballet and associated disciplines to students age 3 and up, with individualized instruction in ballet, pointe, partnering, and classical variations (brief dances from the great classical ballets which equate to the study of etudes in music), master classes with Guest Faculty, as well as studies in jazz and contemporary dance forms, especially in the summer months. 

Heading the CBT School faculty is Founder/Director Lavinia Reid, with 46 years of teaching experience as well as expertise in choreography and music. Other regular teachers include Marina Addlesberger and Amanda Chestnut. All teachers at CBT School are professionally trained. 

The goal of the CBT School is to provide a nurturing, non-discriminatory atmosphere, where serious students can be on track to eventually transfer or graduate to a professional program, and recreational students can enjoy the best in training while enjoying family life, the study of music, and school activities. Teens and adults are welcome and encouraged to study. Performance opportunities abound, with professional guest artists providing inspiration as they share the stage with students of the CBT School. 

The School is affiliated with the Chambersburg Ballet, a regional dance performing company, supported by the Chambersburg Ballet Guild, a federal 501-c3 nonprofit organization, and the Chambersburg Ballet Boosters, a parent organization committed to the well-being and financial stability of the performing company.