News for September 2015

Starting this September, we will have Mondays off, but will offer more classes on Sundays. See the schedule here.

Note that we have added Pre-Ballet class for younger students (3 years and older), and we will now also offer Contemporary Ballet and Modern Dance classes.

New students are welcome and the first class is free!

Thank You Letter

It is always a great pleasure for me to share my professional Classical Ballet experience with my students, and to see how they advance both in understanding the ballet technique and in appreciating all the aspects of dance. It is then particularly rewarding to receive warm and kind feedback like in the letter below. Thank you, Amelia! And thank you to all my students for your support and kind words. — Inna Esipova

Hi Ms. Inna,

I thought I would be able to attend one more of your adult beginner’s ballet classes before I left town, but between the cancer genetics class I was taking online and my job I was not able to, so I never had a chance to say goodbye to you and everyone at the studio.

I am back in Virginia and I start school on Monday. I will not return back to Rochester until next summer, but when I do I will be staying for at least two years, and I will look forward to continuing my studies of ballet at your studio when I return to Rochester!

I just wanted to let you know that you are by far the best ballet teacher I have ever had, and I have learned more during the month I spent at your studio than I have anywhere else. The amount you care about your students and the correctness of their technique meant a lot to me. In particular, a lot of ballet instructors that I have met do not pay much attention to their adult students – perhaps because adult ballet students do not have the potential of a dance career in front of them. However, you payed as much attention to your adult students as you did your younger students, and this above all meant a lot to me because I was able to learn from you proper, correct ballet technique (but of course, I still have much to learn!).

For this, I am extremely grateful to you, and I cannot wait to continue to learn ballet from you next year when I come back to Rochester!

Thank you so much,
Amelia Clark

Jazz with Emma Sacchetti

This July, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, right after the Summer Intensive ballet program, we will have Emma Sacchetti teaching Jazz classes. The classes are 90 minute long, cost $10 each, and open for children ages 7-17. See Schedule for more details. Please contact us with any questions.

Emma Sacchetti Emma Sacchetti has been dancing since the age of 3. She has trained in many different styles of dance with a number of choreographers and teachers. Emma won different scholarships from Tremaine, NUVO, and other traveling conventions. She was on Premier Dance Centers company for 9 years and also studied ballet with Inna Esipova at Inna Ballet. At this time, Emma is a full time choreographer and teacher at one of Pinellas County’s leading studios in Florida, West Florida Dance Center, where Emma has choreographed overall winning routines and had experience working with all ages and levels.

2015 Summer Intensive


This year we will have 3 weeks of Summer Intensive Ballet Program in July:
July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24
There will be 4 hours of activities each day (M-F), including ballet technique classes and practicing of ballet variations. The starting time is set to be at 12:00 (noon).

The program is for students ages 8 to 17 (although some exceptions may be allowed). The cost is $120/week per student. Students are encouraged to attend all 3 weeks of the program.

Each week students will be learning a new set of variations from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Bayadere, Le Corsair, Don Quixote, Cipollino, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Paquita, Carmen, Firebird, Scheherazade. There will be a showcase of the students’ work at the end of the program (on Friday July 24).

Please send an email to with questions or to register. As spacing is limited, payment of the tuition in advance is recommended to reserve the space in the program.