Staff

Staff

Artistic

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

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

Senior Ballet Master
Peter Ottmann

Senior Ballet Mistress
Mandy-Jayne Richardson

Choreographic Associates
Robert Binet
Guillaume Côté

Pointe Shoe Manager/
Assistant Ballet Mistress
Lorna Geddes

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

Manager, Artistic Scheduling
Sophie Letendre

Associate, Artistic Administration
Sarita Dotan

Guest Répétiteurs
Anna Karenina
Vladimir Kocic
Ivan Urban
The Dream
Christopher Carr
Paquita
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 Pilates Teacher
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.

Music

Music Director and
Principal Conductor
David Briskin

Pianists
Edward Connell
Andrei Streliaev
Zhenya Vitort

Orchestra Personnel Manager
and Music Administrator
Raymond Tizzard

Librarian
Lucie Parent

Administration

Executive Director
Barry Hughson

Chief Financial Officer
Ray Forzley

Director of Technology
Christopher Sonnemann

Payroll and Benefits Manager
Jenny Mah

Manager, Human Resources
Kathleen Matatya

HR Consultant
Nikki Johnston, CHRL

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Patricia Gelinas

Board Secretary
Pamela Ouzounian

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

Manager, Software and Applications
Mohiuddin Faruqe

Solutions Developer
Kruti Shah

SQL Developer
Srikanth Kamithkar

Business Analyst
Bethany Bleile

Manager of Technology
Andrew Anderson

Facilities Manager
Emil 
Mishriky 

Building Maintenance Supervisor
Henry Martins

Systems Coordinator
Jeffrey Lo

Receptionist
Seta Nigoghossian

HR Intern
Paula Carlesso

Communications

Director of Communications
Julia Drake

Senior Associate Director, Communications
Belinda Bale

Associate Director,
Audience and Donor Services
Veronica McLellan

Senior Manager, 
Communications 
Catherine Chang

Senior Manager, Marketing Technology
Stephen Cunningham

Senior Operations Manager,
Audience and Donor Services
Tal Hebdon

Director, In Studio
Kate Kernaghan

Sales and Service Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Rebecca Hall

Archivist
Katherine Wilson

Education and Outreach Manager
Lisa Robinson

Publicity Manager
Victoria Schwarzl

Graphic Designer
Carmen Wagner

Senior Officer, Digital Communications
Ashley Haraburda

Web and Digital Media Officer
Sean Leonard

Assistant Operations Manager, Audience and Donor Services
Erin Rose Macleod

Marketing Operations Associate
Devon Klaas

Junior Graphic Designer
Michaela Halpern

Publicity Coordinator
Kate Welfred

Education and Outreach Coordinator
Deanna Galati

Communications Intern
Emily Wagar

Artist Educator
Annemarie Cabri

Audience and Donor Services Operations Supervisor
Susie Eissler

Audience and Donor Services Relations Supervisor
Anne Meighan

Senior Representatives, Audience and Donor Services
Corey MacEachern
Patty Pedersen

Audience and Donor Services Representatives

Development

Director of Development
Diana Reitberger, CFRE

Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
Kate Halpenny

Senior Manager, Development Communications
John Hart

Senior Manager, Development Operations 
Leah Heidenheim 

Senior Manager, Major Gifts
Joanna Ivey

Senior Manager, Special Gifts
Richard Lefebvre

Senior Manager, Individual Giving
Deanna Underwood 

Manager, Special Events and Corporate Partnerships
Rebecca Hodge

Officer, Writer
Caroline Dickie

Senior Officer, Digital Philanthropy
Nima Naik

Officer, Special Events
Alexandra Folkes

Officer, Individual Giving
Klim Khomenko

Officer, Research
Laurie Nemetz

Associate, Major Gifts
Connie Guan

Associate, Development Communications
Sayana Izmailova

Associate, Individual Giving
Marisa Ortega

Executive Assistant to the Director of Development
Margie Pacini

Coordinator, Special Events
Brennyn Bauer

Coordinator, Gift Management
Lucy White

Production

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

Lighting Coordinator
Jeff Logue

Master Carpenter
Paul McNamara 

Head Electrician
Ashley Rose

Property Master
Michael Ellenton

Assistant Carpenter
James Fulton 

Assistant Carpenter/Flyman
Geoff Kay

Assistant Electricians
Ron Gorveatt
Chris Brooks

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
Marjory Fielding

Wardrobe Coordinator
Barbara deKat

Assistant to the Wardrobe Supervisor
Stacy Dimitropoulos

Resident Cutters
Christine Audet
Christopher Read

Assistant to Cutters
Susan Howse

Assistant Wardrobe Coordinator
Grant Heaps 

Wig and Make-up Supervisor
Charles Seminerio

Footwear Coordinator
Lacey Hammond Harrington

Stitchers
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.