About Inna Stabrova
Inna Stabrova - Co Founder
Inna Stabrova is recipients of Best Choreographer award in 2014 from World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix.
In 2017 Ohio Conservatory of Ballet was awarded Outstanding School Award from Youth America Grand Prix.Inna was also honored recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award of 2003 at the Youth American Grand Prix competition. In 2007, she received the Dance Teacher of the Year Award at Ohio National Dance Week for instilling in her students a high standard for technique and artistry in ballet. She was also recognized for encouraging and supporting students possessing a degree of uncommon artistic aptitude in 2001-2002 by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. In 2017 Inna was honored to teach audition for Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in USA, Pittsburgh PH
In 2017 Inna was honored to teach for Kansas City Ballet school faculty Character Dance Teacher Seminar.
Not only does she have the reputation of being a gifted teacher, but she was an exceptional dancer as well. Inna was a former principal dancer with the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia; Eifman being one of the most distinguished choreographers in the world today. Her repertoire included both contemporary and classical roles. As a principal dancer in Boris Eifman’s ballet company, she seized the opportunity to travel internationally to perform in over sixteen countries. Another acclaimed milestone in Inna’s professional dancing career was starring as Viola in the ballet-movie of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This movie won best musical film award in London. Inna’s first education, which laid the foundation for which her former career is attributed, began at the Odessa State Choreographic Institute in Ukraine.
Later, Inna had the privilege to be accepted to, none other than, The Vaganova State Academy of Ballet and Choreography in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was taught by a direct line of Vaganova’s students. At this world-renowned institution, she worked diligently towards acquiring a degree. She successfully graduated with her Masters in Choreography. Today Inna embraces the tradition of the Vaganova method as a part of her instructional method while still trying to incorporate some American influences.
In 1990, Inna moved to the United States in the pursuit of initiating a teaching career, which proved to be extensive. Her credits include: The University of Akron (a seven-year duration as a full time faculty member), The Dance Institute of the University of Akron, Cleveland School for the Arts, Ohio Youth Ballet (founder artistic director 8 years) the Ohio Conservatory of Dance, Valley Youth Ballet, Ballet South, Canton Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, N.E. Ohio Dance Festival, Regional Dance America, Media City Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Manassas Ballet Theater. In addition to these teaching credits, Inna shared invaluable experiences co-teaching in accordance with such reputable American dancers as Susan Jaffe, Duncan Nobel, Heinz Poll, Margaret Carlson, Laura Alonso, Alison DeBona,Tarrence Green and many others. After Gradution from Vaganova Ballet Academy, Inna was continue her study for the teaching certification from Bella Ojegova (main Character Dance Teacher at Vaganova in the 80's) Nadejda Tichonova- Vaganova student and teacher of a legent Natalia Makarova. Inna also continued her study in 1987-1988 with Alla Osipenko.
The product of Inna’s selfless efforts is evident through the lineage of her proficient students who are accredited with reward. Some of her most noteworthy pupils were scholarship recipients to the American Ballet Theater, Pacific North West Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Butler University, Bolshoi Ballet, Russia, Kirov Ballet Academy, Washington, Ballet West. Others joined professional companies such as Colorado Ballet, Nevada Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Ballet Met, Manassas Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific North West Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, In addition to those achievements, several of her dancers were winners of the Youth American Grand Prix of the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 1014, 2015, 2016,2017 were NY finilst to International Competition Youth America Grand Prix. Also Inna's students won 1st, 2nd places, best ensemble award at World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix.
Aside from instructing, Inna also specializes in choreographing, re-staging work in contemporary, classical, and character styles. She staged her full length ballet "Anna Karenina" for Manassas Dance Company.
Inna and Dmitriy teach classes and seminars on line for teachers and students, visit web at www.danceteachonline.com
Watch Inna perform : movie ballet 12 night 1986 Awards: Golden Fleece ans Arabesque