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Rafael Grigorian Studio Opens In Vestal

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Dance lovers attended the grand opening of the Rafael Grigorian School of Ballet in Vestal this Saturday. This is the third studio created by acclaimed dancer Rafael Grigorian, who has choreographed ballets across Europe and the United States.

Grigorian established his first studio in Elmira in 1991 and expanded to Binghamton in 1998. Grigorian said he is excited to bring ballet to Vestal.

“I’m very glad we’re here in this beautiful place and beautiful location and I hope my students will do a good job give the audience a wonderful show.” - Rafael Grigorian

The studio will offer ballet classes for adults and children as well as a pilates class. Nearly 30 people signed up for classes on opening day.

“Dance is one of the most important parts of cultural education. Ballet is the base for all forms of dance.” - Rafael Grigorian