Tim Draper

Founder

Timothy Draper began his training in Rochester, New York under the tutelage of Olive McCue with Mercury Ballet and Kathleen Crofton with the Festival Ballet of New York. He pursued his dance education in New York City with the Joffrey School of Ballet, Harkness House of Ballet Arts and Steps followed by an extensive performance career with Israel Ballet, the Puerto Rican Dance Theatre and Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo. 

After serving as Ballet Master of Dance Miami and Co-Director of Fort Lauderdale Ballet, Mr. Draper returned to Rochester with a passion for dance excellence and a vision for creating both a school with world class instruction and a permanent ballet company for the Rochester community.

The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education and the Rochester City Ballet have evolved from that dream and both continue to grow, providing state of the art training to students and superior dancers to stages all over the world.