News Release - Mayor Thomas S. Richards Welcomes Inna Ballet to Rochester

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013) – Mayor Thomas S. Richards is pleased to announce the opening of Inna Ballet, located at 757 Genesee Street. Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada of the City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development joined with business owners Inna Esipova and Dmitry Belyaev today for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the relocation of Inna Ballet from Albion to Rochester.

“The addition of a ballet studio on Genesee Street affirms that Rochester is a creative and vibrant city which embraces the arts,” said Mayor Thomas S. Richards. “We are happy that Inna Ballet has opened its doors to teach generations of future ballet dancers to come, and we wish them success.”

With more than 30 years of professional experience in Russian Classical Ballet, Inna Esipova’s is excited to share her knowledge and skills with local youth and give them the opportunity to develop their talents to a level which will allow them to compete on the national and international stage. Adult students are also welcome. Ms. Esipova-- who received her education at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and has toured with professional ballet companies all over the world-- chose to move her studio from Albion to Rochester to offer classical ballet to more students, in a more spacious setting.

“I am thrilled to open Inna Ballet School in Rochester,” said Owner and Director Inna Esipova. “I am eager to share my knowledge and hope to bring joy to many students and families interested in dance. Everyone is welcome to come and experience professional instruction in classical Russian ballet, as well as historical and folk dances.”

Inna Ballet is open Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Private classes are available by appointment.


News Media: For more information, contact City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada at 428-8801.