Artistic Director Designate
Hope Muir

Executive Director
Barry Hughson

Music Director and
Principal Conductor
David Briskin


Associate Artistic Director
Christopher Stowell

Artistic Administrator
Gerard Roxburgh

Principal Artistic Coach
Magdalena Popa

  1. Senior Ballet Master
  2. Peter Ottmann
  4. Artists-in-Residence
  5. Rex Harrington, O.C.
  6. Greta Hodgkinson, O.Ont.
  8. Choreographic Associates
  9. Robert Binet
  10. Guillaume Côté
  11. 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 Artists
Guest Principal Character Artists Etienne Lavigne
Jonathan Renna
Tomas Schramek

  1. Guest Rehearsal Assistants and Teachers
  2. Beverly Bagg
  3. Joanna Berman
  4. Felipe Diaz
  5. Jurgita Dronina
  6. Michel Faigaux
  7. Stephanie Hutchinson
  8. Ruben Martin
  9. Chelsy Meiss
  10. Alejandra Perez-Gomez
  11. Kevin Pugh
  12. Rebekah Rimsay
  13. Piotr Stanczyk
  14. Trinidad Vives
  15. Xiao Nan Yu



Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison
Alexis Patch

Audience and Donor Services

Associate Director, Audience and Donor Services
Veronica McLellan

Senior Operations Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Tal Hebdon

  1. Manager, Patron Services
  2. Anne Meighan
  4. Assistant Manager, Ticket Operations
  5. Katy James

Audience and Donor Services Operations Supervisor
Susie Eissler

  1. Senior Representative, Audience and Donor Services
  2. Patty Pedersen
  4. Receptionist
  5. McKenzie Grey

Audience and Donor Services Representatives


Director of Marketing and Communications
Belinda Bale

Associate Director, Communications and Content Strategy
Catherine Chang

  1. Marketing Manager
  2. Vicki Munton-Davies
  4. Archivist and Digital Asset Manager
  5. Katherine Wilson
  7. Video Editor, Web and Digital Media Manager
  8. Sean Leonard
  10. Officer, Communications & Media Relations

Anastasia Kolotova

  1. Communications Coordinator
  2. Elizabeth Sabyan

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

  1. Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist
  2. Lesley Lustig

Company Athletic Therapist
Paul Papoutsakis

Company Physiotherapist
Ginette Hamel

Company Massage Therapist
Ron Mulesa

Resident Movement and Pilates Specialist
Je-an Salas

Urgent Care
Dr. Janice Weiss

Dr. Pat Colton

Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Melissa Piercell

Consulting Physician
Dr. Julia Alleyne

Consulting Chiropractor
Dr. Cameron Borody

Consulting Foot Specialist/
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.


Director of Development
Diana Reitberger, CFRE

  1. Associate Director, Major Gifts

Joanna Ivey

Senior Manager, Development Communications
John Hart

Senior Manager, Development Operations
Leah Heidenheim

Senior Manager, Special Gifts
Richard Lefebvre

  1. Manager, Major Gifts
  2. Marielle Bryck

Manager, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships
Rebecca Hodge

  1. Development Relations Manager
  2. Nicholas Melymuk

Officer, Writer
Caroline Dickie

  1. Officer, Individual Giving
  2. Marisa Kelly
  2. Officer, Individual Giving
  3. Joanne Kwok
  2. Officer, Assistant to the Director of Development
  3. Amy McMullen
  5. Officer, Research

Laurie Nemetz

  1. Associate, Development Communications
  2. Rhea Daniels
  4. Data Analyst
  5. Sara Motalebi
  7. Associate, Major Gifts

Kelsey Muldoon

  1. Development Coordinator
  2. Zoe Favrin

Coordinator, Gift Management
Lucy White


Education and Community Engagement

Senior Manager, Education and Community Engagement
Lisa Robinson

Creative Producer, CreativAction
Robert Binet

Director, In Studio
Kate Kernaghan

  1. Teaching Artists
  2. Annemarie Cabri


Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Ram

Payroll and Benefits Manager
Jenny Mah

  1. General Accountants
  2. Demitrios Prevenas
  3. Markus Thiart
  4. Shu Zhang, CPA, CGA

Human Resources

Associate Director, Human Resources
Kathleen Matatya

Human Resources Consultant
Nikki Johnston

HR Associate
Julian Whitaker


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

  1. SQL Developer
  2. Vikram Vinukonda


Facilities Manager
Emil Mishriky

Building Maintenance Supervisor
Henry Martins


  1. Pianists
  2. Edward Connell
  3. Andrei Streliaev
  4. Zsanna Vaszilenko
  5. Zhenya Vitort (on leave)
  6. Luke Welch

Orchestra Personnel Manager
and Music Administrator
Raymond Tizzard

  1. Conductor-in-Residence
  2. Maria Seletskaja


Director of Production
Barney Bayliss

Associate Director
of Production
Yvette Drumgold

  1. Technical Director
  2. Peter Eaton

Stage Managers
Jeff Morris
Liliane Stilwell

Lighting Coordinator
Jeff Logue

Production Workshop

Construction Supervisor
Sandy Middleton

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

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


Wardrobe Supervisor
Stacy Dimitropoulos

  1. Resident Cutters
  2. Christine Audet
  3. Christopher Read

Assistant to Cutters
Susan Howse

Costume Rental Coordinator
Bianca Laudadio

Footwear Coordinator
Lacey Hammond Harrington

  1. Wardrobe Coordinator
  2. Robyn Clarke
  4. Assistant Wardrobe Coordinator
  5. Lauren Pietrowski

Lisa Novielli

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