The space has been designed and built specifically for us, and it looks great! We now have two dance rooms with sprung floors and vinyl dance surface developed by Harlequin Floors, which is perfect for ballet. Here is how our bigger room looks like:
New students are welcome and the first class is free! We accept children as young as 3 years old, and we have classes for adult dancers as well. Please check out our schedule for more details.
Congratulations to Lauren Bakewicz on being accepted to Bolshoi Ballet Academy!!! This is the most prestigious ballet training school in the world and Rochester should be very proud! Thanks, Lauren, for setting a good example to our students who look up to you! In the ballet world, it is as if you are going to the Moon!
And here she is, on the steps of the Academy:
Inna Ballet is relocating this summer, the new location will be at 3800 Monroe Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534. The grand opening is scheduled for September, once the construction is completed (the exact date to be announced). The Summer Ballet Intensive in August will be at this temporary location: 716 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Our Summer Ballet Intensive this year will be given over 3 weeks in August: August 8-12, August 15-19 and August 22-26. There will be 4 hours of activities each day (Mon-Fri), including ballet technique classes and practicing of ballet variations. The starting time is at 12:00 (noon).
The program is for students ages 8 to 14 (although some exceptions may be allowed). The cost is $120/week per student. Students are encouraged to attend all 3 weeks of the program (as the program is not repetitive, but cumulative).
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 August 26).
Please send an email to InnaBallet@gmail.com with questions or to register.
This year our Summer Recital will be on Sunday June 19th (Father’s Day!) at Arcadia High School Auditorium (120 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester, NY 14612). The performance will start at 1:30 pm. The program will include solo ballet variations and group dances performed by students of Inna Ballet school. Tickets will be available at the studio in advance, and at the door of the auditorium on the day of the performance.
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,
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 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.
Thank you to all who participated in and attended our Summer Recital on Sunday June 21. It went very well and a selection of pictures have been posted on our Facebook page. Here is one picture of our “Little Bells:”