Ohio Conservatory of Ballet Faculty
Cynthia Collins began her training at the age of 3 under the direction of Mrs. Barbara Hamilton at the Manchester School of Classical Ballet. She later trained with Lesa Broadhead and was a member of the Manchester Dance Ensemble. With this company she had the great honor of being a part of the first dance company to perform in the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D. C. Cynthia continued her studies at Point Park University where she earned her B.A. in Dance Performance with a concentration in ballet under the tutelage of Nicolas Petrov, Susan Stowe, Peter Merz, Jay Kirk, Nancy Schaffenberg, and Dana Aray. At Point Park University she was among the few chosen to learn Balanchine's "Serenade" from a member of the Balanchine Trust. She also had the opportunity to work with Paul Sutherland and perform Agnes De Mille's "Rodeo". Upon graduation she studied in Nashville under the direction of the artistic staff of the Nashville Ballet.
Cynthia has been teaching in Ohio for 7 years and has enjoyed every minute. In Ohio, she has taught at Dance Academy South in addition to returning to her roots to be the Ballet Mistress and later the Artistic Director of the Manchester Dance Ensemble. Cynthia is currently on the faculty at Willow Performing Arts Academy.
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
Dmitriy Tuboltsev - Co Founder
Dimitriy Tuboltsev’s numerous achievements are like a rare collection that should not go without recognition. At the peak of his career he was a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich. He danced internationally as a principal dancer in various countries around the world, including the U.S. Some of the companies he danced with include: The Bolshoi Ballet, Kazakhstan National Ballet, Leningrad Ballet Theater, "Russian Ballet" Theater, Ballet Theater of Maryland and Ohio Ballet.
Tracing back his education, Dmitriy received his Master Degree of Teaching and Choreography at the Institute of State Theatrical Arts (GITIS) in 1997. Prior to that he attended both the Vaganova State Academy of Ballet and Choreography in St. Petersburg and the Kazakhstan National Ballet Academy. The latter is where he received his Bachelor degree in choreography. This stellar education allotted him the privilege to be instructed by some of the most proficient professors such as Yahroslav Sehr, Konstantin Sergeyev, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Yuri Vladimirov, Boris Blankov, Alla Shelest, Natalia Dudinskaya, Marina Kondratieva, Zizi Jeanmaire, and others.
Dimitriy has even participated in many international competitions and festivals. He was a silver medalist in Malika Sabirova’s National Competition, and at the 7th Moscow International Ballet Competition he received the award of "Best Partner." Likewise, he partook in the Greece International Dance Festival in Athens and in the International Festival of Art in Spoleto, Italy, two exceedingly famous dance festivals. Additionally, he has danced in other prominent galas and concerts such as "40 Years of Victory", "Day of Dance" (Bolshoi Theater), "Memory of Versaladze", and "250 Years of Vaganova Academy." Furthermore, Dmitriy was a member of a cultural delegation of Federal Secretaries of Culture in a signing act between Bulgaria and the new government of Russia.
In reference to his performing career, Dmitriy’s roles were as follows: (Swan Lake) Pas de trios, Price Siegfried; (Sleeping Beauty) Prince Desire; (The Fountain of Bakhchisarai) Vatslav; ("Ober’s Grand Pas Classique") Pas de Deux; (Romeo and Juliet) Tybalt; (The Golden Age) Boris, fisherman; (Lady with Camellias) Alfred; (Junona and Avos) Count Ryazanov; (La Fille Mal Gardee) Collen; (The Card Game) Card Figure; (Coppelia) France; (Nutcracker) Prince; (Le Corsair) Conrad; (La Bayadere) Solor; (Spartacus) Crass; (Giselle) Albert; (Don Quixote) Basil; (Paquita) principal role; (Les Sylphides) principal role; (Rite of Spring) Shaman; (Dracula) Count Dracula.
As for his career in the U.S., Dmitriy performed amidst such American stars as, Amanda McKerrow, Wendy Whelan, Charlie Askihart, Zippora Katz, Robert Hill, and many others. In the U.S. he also collaborated along side reputable choreographers like Eddie Stuart, Geoffrey Hughes, Steven Mils, and Septim Weber.
To cast light upon Dmitriy’s success and longevity as an instructor, his credits are comprised of: The Ohio Conservatory of Dance, Substitute teaching (University of Akron), Goucher College, Baltimore School for the Arts, School "Royal Ballet" (Columbia,MD), School of Ballet Theater of Maryland, Ballet School of Quakertown (Quakertown, PA), Aesthetics Dance Studio (Ellicott City, MD), Philadelphia Dance Conservatory (Philadelphia, PA), Royal Ballet School (Orlando, Fl), Greensburg School of Dance (Greensburg, PA), Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (Akron, OH), Ballet South (Savannah, GA), Dance Arts Studio (Macon, GA), Media City Ballet (Burbank, CA). In conjunction with his instructional work he has re-staged and choreographed full length ballets for a myriad of youth companies throughout the U.S.
Watch Dmitiry perform
Chrissy Murgida: Ballet, Pointe, Private instractor.
Mitchel Federan: Artistic Director Versatile Dance Company. Contemporary, hip-hop, tap.
Teacher Assistants: Paige Baker