Artistic Director
Karen Kain, C.C.

Associate Artistic Director
Christopher Stowell

Artistic Administrator
Gerard Roxburgh

Principal Artistic Coach
Magdalena Popa

Artistic Director,
YOU dance/Principal Ballet Master
Lindsay Fischer

Rex Harrington, O.C.

Senior Ballet Master
Peter Ottmann

Choreographic Associates
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 O

Guest Répétiteurs
Anna Karenina
Vladimir Kocic
Ivan Urban
The Dream
Christopher Carr
Joanna Berman
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jacquelin Barrett
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Kathryn Bennetts
Approximate Sonata
Agnès Noltenius
The Second Detail
Noah Gelber
The Merry Widow
John Meehan
Steven Woodgate

Guest Teachers and Coaches
Giorgio Galli
Michael Faigaux
Matjash Mrozewski
Piotr Stanczyk
Xiao Nan Yu

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

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.


Music Director and
Principal Conductor
David Briskin

Edward Connell
Andrei Streliaev
Zsanna Vaszilenko
Zhenya Vitort

Orchestra Personnel Manager
and Music Administrator
Raymond Tizzard

Lucie Parent


Executive Director
Barry Hughson

Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Ram

Director of Technology
Christopher Sonnemann

Associate Director, Human Resources
Kathleen Matatya

Senior Manager, Web Technology Services
Steve Cunningham

Senior Manager, Software and Applications
Mohiuddin Faruqe

Manager of Technology
Andrew Anderson

Payroll and Benefits Manager
Jenny Mah

Facilities Manager
Emil Mishriky 

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Alexis Patch

Board Secretary
Pamela Ouzounian

Business Analyst
Bethany Bleile

Solutions Developer
Kruti Shah

SQL Developer
Srikanth Kamithkar

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

HR Associate
Julian Whitaker

Systems Coordinator
Jeffrey Lo

Building Maintenance Supervisor
Henry Martins

  1. Receptionists
  2. Hannah Crawford
  3. Ben Edelberg
  4. McKenzie Grey


Interim Director of Communications
Belinda Bale

Associate Director,
Audience and Donor Services
Veronica McLellan

Senior Manager, Communications
Catherine Chang

Senior Operations Manager,
Audience and Donor Services
Tal Hebdon

Director, In Studio
Kate Kernaghan

Sales and Service Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Rebecca Hall

Development Relations Manager
Nicholas Melymuk

Manager, Marketing Operations
Devon Klaas

Education and Outreach Manager
Lisa Robinson

Publicity Manager
Victoria Schwarzl

Manager, Graphic Design
Carmen Wagner

Katherine Wilson

Senior Officer, Digital Communications
Ashley Haraburda

Senior Officer, Web and Digital Media 
Sean Leonard

Assistant Operations Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Erin Rose Macleod

  1. Publicity Coordinator

Kate Welfred

  1. Junior Graphic Designer
  2. Anna Lew
  4. Communications Interns
  5. Anastasia Kolotova

Artist Educator
Annemarie Cabri

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


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

  1. Officer, Special Events
  2. 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

  1. Associates, Individual Giving
  2. Joanne Kwok
  3. Marisa Ortega
  5. Associate, Corporate Partnerships
  6. Maddy Palmer

Interim Executive Assistant to the Director of Development
Jennifer Scott

Coordinator, Gift Management
Lucy White



Production Director
James Thornley

Associate Director
of Production
Yvette Drumgold

Technical Director
Barney Bayliss

Stage Managers
Jeff Morris
Liliane Stilwell

Assistant Stage Manager
Michael Lewandowski

  1. Lighting Coordinator
  2. Jeff Logue

Master Carpenter
Paul McNamara 

Head Electrician
Ashley Rose

Property Master
Michael Ellenton

Assistant Carpenter
Scott Clarke

Assistant Carpenter/Flyman
Geoff Kay

  1. Assistant Electricians
  2. William Fallon
  3. Cecilia Waszczuk

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 Supervisor
Stacy Dimitropoulos

  1. Wardrobe Coordinator
  2. Robyn Clarke
  3. Assistant to the Wardrobe Supervisor
  4. Cassandra Spence

Resident Cutters
Christine Audet
Christopher Read

Assistant to Cutters
Susan Howse

Assistant Wardrobe Coordinator
Grant Heaps 

Costume Rental Coordinator
Bianca Laudadio

Wig and Make-up Supervisor
Charles Seminerio

Footwear Coordinator
Lacey Hammond Harrington

Victoria Arnold (on leave)
Carolyn Kasperski
Lisa Novielli
Sheila Ramsay

Footwear Assistant
Leslie Brown

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