Inna was born in Odessa, USSR, today Ukraine, where she attended public schools and music schools. She later transferred to the Music College in Chisinau (Kishinev), Moldova. After graduation, Inna was employed at the Odessa State University as a piano accompanist. Upon arriving to the United States in 1990, Inna worked for various ballet companies while at the same time teaching in music schools as well as privately. She was invited to play at many national ballet festivals in Washington D.C., Texas, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. She was also a guest accompanist with Matthew Bourne’s production company, Adventures in Motion Pictures, and with the International Summer Program of the Susan Robinson School of Ballet, both of England, as well as with the Universal Ballet of South Korea.
Currently she is working with many well-known individuals from the world of ballet, such as Marat Daukaev of the Kirov Ballet, Yvonne Mounsey of the New York City Ballet, Roberto Almaguer of the Cuban Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet. These professionals are associated with well-established Ballet Schools like the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, the Marat Daukaev school of Ballet in Los Angeles and the Peninsula School of Performing Arts in Palos Verdes, California.
Inna continued her music studies in the US with concert pianist Kirill Giadkorsky of USC. She tried her hand at composing music for the video, “California Shores: A Quiet Journey for the Soul.”
Inna has been the accompanist for the Kol Sephardic Choir for the past 20 years. She quickly and almost magically mastered the flow of the Spanish/Oriental musical nuances of our Sephardic repertoire.