Our Team

Our Team 2018-07-10T13:25:55+00:00

Project Description

Jacques d’Amboise
Founder and President

Ellen Weinstein
Artistic Director

Traci Lester
Executive Director

Artistic Staff

Kay Gayner
Associate Artistic Director

Jerome Korman
Music Director

Emily Meisner
Director of Professional Development

Bianca Johnson
Rehearsal Director of Advanced Programs

Yakir Ben-Hur
Associate Music Director

Tracy Straus
Artistic Associate

Production

Kit Westerman
Technical Director/Producer

Jason Little
Facilities/Production Associate

Programs

Aileen Barry
Senior Director of Education & Outreach

Samantha Belth
Director of Advanced Programs

Christina Aguirre
Program Coordinator

Jessica Reed
Program Assistant

Development

Michele O’Mara
Senior Director of Development

Brooke Berescik-Johns
Major Gifts Officer

Armelle Kessler
Manager of Individual Giving & Special Events

Bretleigh Sandorf
Manager of Institutional Giving

Administration / Operations

Gail Cruse
Senior Director of Finance & Administration

Rachel Lee
Finance and Human Resources Manager

Cherita Griffin
Office Manager

Mike Pitsikoulis
Facilities/Studio Manager

Llewellyn Smith
Facilities Maintenance

Emily Reid
Assistant to the Founder

Jacqueline McNally
Assistant to the Artistic and Executive Directors

Communications

Lyubava Fartushenko
Communications and Brand Manager

Sophia Massie
Communications & Social Media Intern

Master Teacher / Choreographers

Jennifer Aks-Neuman
Kelly Buwalda
Andrea Davey-Gislason
Jennifer Eisenberg
Arthur Fredric
Dufftin Garcia
Kay Gayner
Bianca Johnson
Jaimie Kelton
Mary Kennedy
Calia Marshall
Emily Meisner
Dana Panepinto
Michelle Phillips
Angel Reed
Dr. Jenny Seham
Elizabeth Sellner
Tracy Straus
Ellen Weinstein

Assistant Teachers

Oya Bangura
Jessi Colon
Abbie Hixson
Jerron Herman
Rachel Kara Pérez
Eliana Slurzberg
Matt Williams
Josef Woodson
Katie Huff Yazbeck

Musicians

Seiko Akita
Tony Allen
Ly Apelado
Adria Barbosa
Yakir Ben-Hur
Emile Blondel
Robert Cookman
Alex Garcia
Claudia Govantes
Micha Gilad
Tim Harrison
Diana Herold
Todd Keller
Tony Kieraldo
Neal Kirkwood
Jerome Korman
Mark Kross
David Marck
Yaniv Taubenhouse
Paul Wyatt