Ballet Journeys is a Corps de Ballet for the Adult Ballet Community that encourages learning, physical exercise, and meditation through movement. It surpasses the perception of ballet as technical perfection and reaches into the heart of ballet where grace, fluidity, and lightness reside.


There is an essence to every dance and to every piece of music. Ballet Journeys provides the choreographic structure for you to merge with the music, get lost in feeling, and ride the wave of the present moment. Each person dances their own journey while safely within the collective of the shared dance. 

There is a story in every dance and it is experienced through feeling, sensation, and a deep connection to music. With Ballet Journeys you’ll learn a dance and repeat a set motion of choreography which can inspire an array of personal experiences. Each dance joins us and reminds us that we are one - working together, breathing together, living together.


The choreography is not for performance goals but rather - Ballet Journeys is Choreography for Connection.

For some, dance is a pleasure - for others it is necessary. For some, dance is for losing yourself - for others it is for revealing yourself.

For me, it is all of the above and still so much more. When I dance, I unite with life’s greatest secrets and mysteries that offer a hand to help me in an ordinary way, for any ordinary day. I invite you to join me on the dance floor so we can journey together in rhythm and motion to float beyond the normal and into the music of life. 

Catrina Choate-Heretoiu

Ballet-Journeys & SomaStudies Founder

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CATRINA CHOATE-HERETOIU

Founder SomaStudies & Ballet Journeys

Ballet Journeys Mission Statement

With Ballet’s embrace of uniformity and conformity it is often easy to forget your unique path. Ballet Journeys is here to remind us that there are multiple ways to enjoy ballet, have a career in ballet, and a healthy relationship with ballet. No two paths are alike and it is important to remember that first and foremost - ballet is a personal practice and a process to be nurtured and cherished. Ballet is a journey and if you’re on it - it is your unique path to shape. 

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Ballet Journeys provides learning and inspiration through conversation, interviews, and physical workshops from some of the world’s leading ballet voices. It is a place to refresh ideas, renew your body, and synthesize future possibilities.  

In-Person SPRING & SUMMER 2023

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"We make the choices. We choose what to normalize and how to react. We choose to see or to turn away. We choose to speak up or stay silent. We do have a choice to push boundaries or help those who are pushing boundaries. We have a choice to join together, to connect, and to acknowledge each person’s journey."

Catrina Choate-Heretoiu

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