Staff

Staff

Leadership

Artistic Director
Karen Kain, C.C., LL.D., D.Litt., O.Ont.

Executive Director
Barry Hughson

Music Director and
Principal Conductor
David Briskin

Artistic

Associate Artistic Director
Christopher Stowell

Artistic Administrator
Gerard Roxburgh

Principal Artistic Coach
Magdalena Popa

Artistic Director,
YOU dance/Principal Ballet Master
Lindsay Fischer

Artist-in-Residence
Rex Harrington, O.C.

Senior Ballet Master
Peter Ottmann

Robert Binet
Guillaume Côté
Alysa Pires

Pointe Shoe Manager/
Assistant Ballet Mistress
Stephanie Hutchison

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director/Administrative Manager
Jennifer Bennett Darbyshire

Manager, Artistic Scheduling
Sophie Letendre

Associate, Artistic Administration
Sarita Dotan

Associate, Artistic Scheduling
Andreea Olteanu

Guest Répétiteurs
Chaconne
Suzanne Farrell
Etudes
Thomas Lund
Piano Concerto #1
Petite Mort
Roslyn Anderson
The Nutcracker
Mandy-Jayne Richardson
The Sleeping Beauty
Mandy-Jayne Richardson
Marguerite and Armand
Grant Coyle
Chroma
Antoine Vereecken
Romeo and Juliet
Mandy-Jayne Richardson

Guest Rehearsal Assistants and Teachers
Jacquelin Barrett
Joanna Berman
Felipe Diaz
Giorgio Galli
Greta Hodgkinson
Stephanie Hutchison
Anne Mueller
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Rebekah Rimsay
Piotr Stanczyk
Trinidad Vives
Xiao Nan Yu

Administration

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Alexis Patch

Board Secretary
Pamela Ouzounian

Audience and Donor Services

Associate Director, Audience and Donor Services
Veronica McLellan

Senior Operations Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Tal Hebdon

Sales and Service Manager, Audience and Donor Services>
Rebecca Hall

Development Relations Manager
Nicholas Melymuk

Assistant Sales Operations Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Emily Gibson

Audience and Donor Services Operations Supervisor
Susie Eissler

Audience and Donor Services Relations Supervisor
Anne Meighan

Senior Representative, Audience and Donor Services
Patty Pedersen

Audience and Donor Services Representatives

Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications
Belinda Bale

Senior Manager, Communications
Catherine Chang

  1. Publicity Manager
  2. Victoria Schwarzl (on leave)
  3.  
  4. Publicist
  5. Francine Labelle
  6.  

Manager, Graphic Design
Carmen Wagner

Archivist
Katherine Wilson

Senior Officer, Digital Communications
Ashley Haraburda

Senior Officer, Web and Digital Media
Sean Leonard

Publicity Coordinator
Kate Dresser

Marketing Coordinator
Zoe Favrin

Communications Assistant
Anastasia Kolotova

Junior Graphic Designer
Anna Lew

Dancer Wellness Programme

Director of Dancer Wellness
Marla Pichler

Company Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Michael Clarfield

Company Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Darrell Ogilvie-Harris

Company Physician
(Family & Sports Medicine)
Dr. Julia Hamilton

Performance Psychologist
Dr. Doug Misener

Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist
Lesley Lustig

Company Athletic Therapist
Paul Papoutsakis

Company Physiotherapist
Ginette Hamel

Company Massage Therapists
Brian Bastedo
Ron Mulesa

Resident Movement and Pilates Specialist
Je-an Salas

Urgent Care
Dr. Janice Weiss

Psychiatrist
Dr. Pat Colton

Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Melissa Piercell

Consulting Physician
Dr. Julia Alleyne

Consulting Chiropractor
Dr. Cameron Borody

Consulting Foot Specialist/
Chiropodist
Dr. Nicholas Durand, D.Pod.M.

Consulting Ophthamologist
Dr. Michael Easterbrook

Consulting Dental Surgeon
Dr. Lancelot Brown

The National Ballet of Canada is
grateful to the Sports Medicine Specialists (150 Eglinton Avenue
East, Toronto); the University
Health Network, 
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine;
and the Medcan Clinic (150 York
Street, Toronto) for their continued support of the Dancer Health
and Wellness Programme; and to
those physicians who have
generously donated their time to
The National Ballet of Canada.

Development

Director of Development
Diana Reitberger, CFRE

Associate Director, Major Gifts
Joanna Ivey

Senior Manager, Development Communications
John Hart

Senior Manager, Development Operations
Leah Heidenheim

Senior Manager, Special Gifts
Richard Lefebvre

Senior Manager, Individual Giving
Deanna Underwood

Manager, Major Gifts
Marielle Bryck

Manager, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships
Rebecca Hodge

Senior Officer, Digital Philanthropy
Nima Naik

Officer, Writer
Caroline Dickie

Officer, Special Events
Alexandra Folkes

Officer, Major Gifts
Connie Guan

Officer, Assistant to the Director of Development
Amy McMullen

Officer, Research
Laurie Nemetz

Associate, Development Communications
Sayana Izmailova

Associates, Individual Giving
Joanne Kwok
Marisa Ortega

Associate, Special Events
Kelsey Muldoon

Associate, Corporate Partnerships
Maddy Palmer

Coordinator, Gift Management
Lucy White

Education and Community Engagement

Manager, Education and Community Engagement
Lisa Robinson

Creative Producer, CreativAction
Robert Binet

Director, In Studio
Kate Kernaghan

Artist Educator
Annemarie Cabri

Coordinator, Education and Community Engagement
Deanna Galati

Finance

Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Ram

Payroll and Benefits Manager
Jenny Mah

General Accountants
Sandra Gandola, CB
Ronan Finlay O'Donnell
Demitrios Prevenas>
Shu Zhang, CPA, CGA

Human Resources

Associate Director, Human Resources
Kathleen Matatya

HR Associate
Julian Whitaker

Receptionists
Hannah Crawford
Ben Edelberg
McKenzie Grey

Information Technology

Director of Technology
Christopher Sonnemann

Senior Manager, Web Technology Services
Steve Cunningham

Senior Manager, Software and Applications
Mohiuddin Faruqe

Manager of Technology
Andrew Anderson

Business Analyst
Bethany Bleile>

Solutions Developer
Kruti Shah

SQL Developer
Srikanth Kamithkar

Systems Coordinator
Jeffrey Lo

Maintenance

Facilities Manager
Emil Mishriky

Building Maintenance Supervisor
Henry Martins

Music

Pianists
Edward Connell
Andrei Streliaev
Zsanna Vaszilenko
Zhenya Vitort

Orchestra Personnel Manager
and Music Administrator
Raymond Tizzard

Production

Interim Director of Production
Barney Bayliss

Associate Director
of Production
Yvette Drumgold

Stage Managers
Jeff Morris
Liliane Stilwell

Assistant Stage Manager
Michael Lewandowski

YOU dance Stage Manager
Robert Pel

Lighting Coordinator
Jeff Logue

Production Workshop

Construction Supervisor
Sandy Middleton

Assistant Carpenter
Larry Pratt

Shop Technician
Chuck Theil

Scenery constructed at the National Ballet Workshop by members of I.A.T.S.E. Local 58.

Property Supervisor
John Miracle

Resident Scenic Artist
Kelly Palmer

Assistant Scenic Artist
Mark Reid

Properties constructed at the National Ballet Workshop by members of I.A.T.S.E. Local 828.

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Supervisor
Stacy Dimitropoulos

Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Cassandra Spence

Wardrobe Coordinator
Robyn Clarke

Assistant Wardrobe Coordinator
Lauren Pietrowski

Resident Cutters
Christine Audet
Christopher Read

Assistant to Cutters
Susan Howse

Costume Rental Coordinator
Bianca Laudadio

Footwear Coordinator
Lacey Hammond Harrington

Stitchers
Lisa Novielli
Sheila Ramsay

Production Travelling Crew

Master Carpenter
Paul McNamara

Head Electrician
Ashley Rose

Property Master
Michael Ellenton

Assistant Carpenter
Scott Clarke

Assistant Carpenter/Flyman
Geoff Kay

Assistant Electricians
William Fallon
Cecilia Waszczuk

Wardrobe Head
Grant Heaps

Assistant Wardrobe Head
Carrie Cooley Barbour

Wig and Make-up Supervisor
Charles Seminerio

Footwear Assistant
Leslie Brown

Top image credit: Artists of the Ballet in rehearsal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Aaron Vincent Elkaim.