My name is Inna Esipova and I have been a professional Russian Ballet Artist for over 20 years.
On December 19, 2011, I opened a new Classical Ballet School that is now located in Rochester, NY.


Graduated from The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in 1984. Worked as a Ballet Artist at The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Minsk (1985-88), State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Baku (1988-92), Seasons of Russian Ballet Company under the direction of Alexander Prokofiev (1992-94), Russian National Ballet Theater under the direction of Elena and Sergei Radchenko (1994-2000), Russian Ballet Theater – GITIS (2000-03).

Danced on the stage of The Bolshoi Theater and Mariinsky Theater.

Was cast in films with Fokine’s ballets “Petrushka,” “The Firebird” and “Scheherazade” (released on DVD in 2003 as “Return of the Firebird”).

Toured throughout the U.S. (with Moscow Ballet, 7 times during 1993-2003), Japan, China, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway and England. In 2001, held auditions, rehearsals and gave master classes in the U.S. in advance of the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker performances. In 2004-05, gave a variety of ballet classes and helped with choreography at Baltimore Ballet and Experimental Movement Concepts.

Hands-on experience in production of numerous ballets with various choreography. More than 60 performed ballet parts in the repertoire.

Ballet Repertoire

“Don Quixote” (Amour)
“Swan Lake” (the little swans)
“Giselle” (deux of Willis)
“La Sylphide”
“The Nutcracker” (Pas de Trois, Russian dance, Arabian dance)
“Sleeping Beauty”
“The Fountain of Bakhchisaray”
“Thousand and One Night”
“The Rite of Spring”
“Carmina Burana”
“Walpurgis Night”
“Till Eulenspiegel”
“The Creation of the World”
“The Firebird”.