The Ruly Ideal: Discipline and Passion at Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg

Today, I am pleased to introduce another new feature . . . the Ruly Ideal video series! The purpose of the Ruly Ideal videos is to celebrate people and businesses who exemplify aspects of human performance and achievement. Rather than me writing about these individuals, I want you to “meet” them for yourselves and let them tell you about their experience and insight in their own words.

Recently, I met Regina Bogomolova, Owner and Director of Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg, and was astounded by the energy she invests in her own dancing talent, in the ballet studio she and her husband founded and in the high school chemistry classes she teaches during the day. Her belief in herself, her dedication to promoting classical ballet education and professional training, and her willingness to take on tremendous challenges in spite of her extremely demanding schedule thoroughly impressed me.

So, enough writing….I will let Regina speak for herself:

Regina squeezed in time to shoot this video last fall, just days before putting on Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg’s performance of the Nutcracker. Regina, her husband Vadim (a graduate of the Kirov Ballet School) and the entire school put on an incredible show. Regina and Vadim danced a beautiful pas de deux and the young talents they are nurturing were impressive in their own right.

Regina just returned from Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, where three of her students competed against some of the best talent in the United States. One of Regina’s students, Regan Shaw, placed in the “Top 12” of her division and was invited to participate in the NYC Intensives.

You can find out more about Regina and Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg at their website, If you are in the Fredericksburg area, plan now to attend CBF’s performance of Giselle over Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-9. What a great treat for all the special women in your life! Winter classes have also just started and are open for enrollment, including Regina’s Saturday morning yoga stretch class which has challenged me greatly and attracts moms and even some men in addition to the ballerinas in attendance.

Alberta Theodore
Alberta Theodore

Special thanks to Alberta Theodore of The Midnight Convention who did the music and sound design for this video. Alberta is another of my super-talented sisters. You can listen to more of Alberta’s incredible music at her myspace page,

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Hoping you feel inspired this Wednesday and in awe of what can be accomplished with a little (actually a LOT) of discipline and passion!