Leesburg Civic Ballet is a division of the Dance Academy of Loudoun and offers top level ballet training and community performances to Loudoun County and surrounding areas.
Ballet classes start at age 5 and progress through pre-professional levels for the more advanced students. Select dancers compete in ballet competitions such as YAGP. Click here for class information.
Leesburg Civic Ballet presents an annual Nutcracker Ballet every December with dancers from Leesburg Civic Ballet and the Dance Academy of Loudoun. In the spring the company performs a Spring ballet such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Giselle, Midsummer Night's dream, Don Quixote, and many others. Click here for Information on out performances.
Ms. Frankenfield received her high school training at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated magna cum laude with her BFA in ballet from the University of Cincinnati.
She began teaching at Dance Etc. in Milford, OH and coached for the ballet competition team. She has been a faculty teacher at the school of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and Manassas Ballet Academy in Virginia. Ms. Frankenfield coaches for YAGP.
She has danced with Kentucky Ballet Theatre, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and currently performs professionally with Manassas Ballet Theatre.
A native of Minsk, Belarus, Mr. Sapotko trained at the Belarus National Choreographic Academy. Among his teachers was Alexander Kolidenko, who was a student of the great ballet master, Alexander Pushkin.
Mr. Sapotko’s professional dancing career began during his last year in college. He was invited to join the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of the Opera and Ballet of Belarus, where he worked with the brilliant choreographer Valentin Yelizariev. In 1989, Mr Sapotko joined the Moscow Festival Ballet and a year later the Bolshoi Theater Grigirovich Ballet, where he worked with world-known choreographers and dancers such as Yuri Grigirovich, Leonid Lavrovsky, and Yuri Vladimirov.
In 1995, Mr. Sapotko came to the United States where he danced with Sacramento Ballet, Washington Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet. Mr. Sapotko was hired as the first full time, professional ballet dancer at Manassas Ballet Theatre, where he currently serves as a ballet master. He is the lead ballet teacher at The Dance Academy of Loudoun where he has been teaching since 2003.
A native of Virginia, Aleksandra began her ballet training with Hortensia Fonseca at the Maryland Youth Ballet. She completed her training under the direction of Susan Jaffe and Risa Kaplowitz at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in New Jersey and received additional training at Boston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Corella Ballet in Spain. She has appeared with several companies as a guest artist performing principal roles.
An accomplished choreographer, Aleksandra has staged and choreographed dances from Giselle, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paquita and Sleeping Beauty and has created several original works for schools and companies in the U.S.
Aleksandra is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has been teaching ballet in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for many years and is currently part of the faculty of the Washington School of Ballet.
Mr. Burnham was born in Lake Tahoe, CA and started his ballet training at Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre under the direction of Robert Kelly and Diane Cypher. He continued his training in Washington at Mid-Columbia Ballet under Debra Rogo. At age 13, he received full scholarships to San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Houston Ballet.
In 2004, he joined San Francisco Ballet where he performed in such ballets as Helgi Tomasson’s Meiston’s Mozart, and Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and The Four Temperments. In 2006, Mr. Burnham joined Cincinnati Ballet where he danced many lead roles. He has worked with choreographers Jorma Elo, Val Caniparoli, Mark Morris, Trey McIntyre, James Kudelka, and Twyla Tharp. In 2009-2011, he performed with Ballet Theatre of Maryland dancing as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and the Cavalier in The Nutcracker among other roles.
Mr. Burnham is a teacher and YAGP coach for Manassas Ballet Academy. Mr. Burnham joined MBT in 2012.
Guest Choreographers and Faculty
Lorraine Audeoud Spiegler
In House Contemporary Faculty