The Company


Artistic Director

  • Kevin McKenzie

    Executive Director

    • Kara Medoff Barnett

      Artist in Residence

      • Alexei Ratmansky

        Associate Artistic Director

        • Clinton Luckett

          Director of Artistic Administration

          • Cristina Escoda

            Artistic Director, ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

            • Cynthia Harvey

              General Manager

              • David G. Lansky

                Chief Philanthropy Officer

                • Georgia Siampalioti

                  Principal Press Advisor

                  • Kelly Ryan

                    Chief Administrative Officer

                    • Kimberly Ayers Shariff

                      Director of Capital Projects

                      • Kyle Y. Ridaught

                        Managing Director, Education and Training

                        • Mary Jo Ziesel

                          Director of Production

                          • N. James Whitehill III

                            Music Director

                            • Ormsby Wilkins

                              Interim Chief Marketing Officer

                              • Rachel Kraus

                                Chief Financial Officer

                                • Shawn Davidson

                                  Production Manager

                                  • Vincent Roca

                                    Artistic Staff


                                    • Susan Jones

                                      Principal Repetiteur

                                      • Irina Kolpakova

                                        Directors of Repertoire

                                        • Carlos Lopez
                                        • Nancy Raffa
                                        • Keith Roberts

                                        Rehearsal Planning Manager

                                        • Miki Shintani La

                                          Assistant to the Artistic Staff

                                          • Allison Sugino

                                            Company Teachers

                                            • Nancy Bielski
                                            • Carlos Lopez
                                            • Clinton Luckett
                                            • Kate Lydon
                                            • Duncan Lyle
                                            • Sascha Radetsky
                                            • Nancy Raffa
                                            • Keith Roberts
                                            • Craig Salstein
                                            • Vladilen Semenov
                                            • Ethan Stiefel

                                            Administration & Executive Office

                                            Executive Assistant to Kara Barnett

                                            • Meredith Shell

                                              Board Meeting Coordinator

                                              • Claire Florian

                                                Office Manager

                                                • Roseanne Forni

                                                  Company Management

                                                  Associate General Manager

                                                  • Kyle Pickles

                                                    Company Manager

                                                    • Ashley K. Baer

                                                      Assistant to the General Manager

                                                      • Julie Solomon


                                                        Technical Director

                                                        • Richard Koch

                                                          Production Stage Manager

                                                          • Danielle Ventimiglia

                                                            Stage Manager

                                                            • Jeremiah Bischoff

                                                              Assistant Stage Manager

                                                              • Claire Zurheide

                                                                Lighting Director

                                                                • Brad Fields

                                                                  Assistant Lighting Director

                                                                  • Kristina Kloss

                                                                    Master Carpenter

                                                                    • Jonathan Bracken


                                                                      • Javier Suarez
                                                                      • Ronald F. Lynch III

                                                                      Master Electrician

                                                                      • A.J. Jackson

                                                                        Electricians/Board Operators

                                                                        • Trent Ware
                                                                        • Stephen Weeks

                                                                        Property Master

                                                                        • Paul Wells

                                                                          Property Man

                                                                          • Steven Dunbar

                                                                            Wardrobe Supervisor

                                                                            • Tomoko Ueda-Dunbar


                                                                              • James Graber
                                                                              • Vernon Ross
                                                                              • Jessica Dunham

                                                                              Costume Design Supervisor

                                                                              • Ben Klemes

                                                                                Wig and Makeup Supervisor

                                                                                • Rena Most

                                                                                  Wig and Makeup Artist

                                                                                  • Jill Haley

                                                                                    Resident Scenic Artist

                                                                                    • Christine Skubish

                                                                                      Warehouse Manager

                                                                                      • Bobby Godwin


                                                                                        Principal Conductor

                                                                                        • Charles Barker

                                                                                          Conductor and Music Administrator

                                                                                          • David LaMarche

                                                                                            Orchestra Personnel Manager

                                                                                            • Matthew Dine

                                                                                              Company Pianists

                                                                                              • David LaMarche
                                                                                              • Jacek Mysinski
                                                                                              • Michael Scales
                                                                                              • Emily Wong


                                                                                              Senior Director, Philanthropy

                                                                                              • Cheryl Kohn

                                                                                                Director of Membership

                                                                                                • Grey C. Johnson

                                                                                                  Associate Director, Major Gifts

                                                                                                  • Jon Haddorff

                                                                                                    Associate Director, Special Events

                                                                                                    • Megan Stahlberg

                                                                                                      Database Manager

                                                                                                      • Jaclyn LaCamera

                                                                                                        Manager, Special Events

                                                                                                        • Fallon Sullivan

                                                                                                          Membership Manager

                                                                                                          • Alexandria Reffie

                                                                                                            Donor Relations Coordinator

                                                                                                            • Grace Hellstrom

                                                                                                              Institutional Support Associate

                                                                                                              • Nicholas Denninger

                                                                                                                Development Assistant

                                                                                                                • Kaitlyn Frieling

                                                                                                                  Press & Public Relations

                                                                                                                  Director, Press and Web Development

                                                                                                                  • Susie Morgan Taylor

                                                                                                                    Press Coordinator

                                                                                                                    • Delia Brengel


                                                                                                                      • Gene Schiavone

                                                                                                                        Associate Staff Photographer

                                                                                                                        • Rosalie O'Connor


                                                                                                                          Marketing Manager, Box Office Strategy and CRM

                                                                                                                          • Steven Koernig

                                                                                                                            Assistant Manager, Digital Marketing

                                                                                                                            • Brittany Heier

                                                                                                                              Finance & Information Technology

                                                                                                                              Senior Director of Finance

                                                                                                                              • Godwin Farrugia

                                                                                                                                Payroll and Benefits Manager

                                                                                                                                • Sandra Wright


                                                                                                                                  • Marianne Vanaselja

                                                                                                                                    Staff Accountant

                                                                                                                                    • Talisa Chauca

                                                                                                                                      Technical Support Specialist

                                                                                                                                      • Darrell Boxill

                                                                                                                                        Bursar and Finance Assistant

                                                                                                                                        • Belzin Rojas

                                                                                                                                          Education & Training

                                                                                                                                          Director, Education Operations

                                                                                                                                          • Dennis J. Walters

                                                                                                                                            Artistic Director, ABT Studio Company

                                                                                                                                            • Sascha Radetsky

                                                                                                                                              Artistic Director, ABT Summer Intensives

                                                                                                                                              • Kate Lydon

                                                                                                                                                Director, ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division

                                                                                                                                                • Elizabeth Aymong

                                                                                                                                                  Director of Training Programs

                                                                                                                                                  • Molly Schnyder

                                                                                                                                                    Artistic Manager, ABT Engagement

                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Toda

                                                                                                                                                      Director, ABT JKO School Children's Division

                                                                                                                                                      • Katie Ferris

                                                                                                                                                        Associate Director, Summer Intensive

                                                                                                                                                        • Naomi Gewanter

                                                                                                                                                          ABT Studio Company Managing Director

                                                                                                                                                          • Claire Florian

                                                                                                                                                            Manager, ABT Certified Teachers and Student Examinations

                                                                                                                                                            • Sonia Jones

                                                                                                                                                              Manager, ABT Engagement

                                                                                                                                                              • Amanda Tomera

                                                                                                                                                                Student Life Coordinator, ABT JKO School

                                                                                                                                                                • Annellyse Munroe

                                                                                                                                                                  ABT JKO School Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                  • Katie Currier

                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant, Pre-Professional Division, ABT JKO School

                                                                                                                                                                    • Timothy Gage

                                                                                                                                                                      Assistant, Children’s Division, ABT JKO School

                                                                                                                                                                      • Jenna Berloni

                                                                                                                                                                        Summer Intensive Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                        • Claire Moorer

                                                                                                                                                                          Principal Teacher, ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division

                                                                                                                                                                          • Petrusjka Broholm

                                                                                                                                                                            Principal Teacher, ABT JKO School Children's Division

                                                                                                                                                                            • Harriet Clark

                                                                                                                                                                              ABT JKO School Principal Guest Instructor

                                                                                                                                                                              • Ethan Stiefel

                                                                                                                                                                                Rehearsal Director, ABT Studio Company

                                                                                                                                                                                • Karin Averty

                                                                                                                                                                                  Coordinator, Apprentice Program

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sean Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                    ABT National Training Curriculum Associates Emeriti

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Franco De Vita
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Raymond Lukens

                                                                                                                                                                                    ABT JKO School Faculty

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sophie Alpern
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alexis Andrews
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Karin Averty
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Charles Barker
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jenna Bitterman
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marcela Bragagnolo
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Petrusjka Broholm
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leslie Browne
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Yan Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harriet Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sarah Deming
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allison Eggers
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Elizabeth Ferrell
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thomas Forster
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carmela Gallace
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cynthia Harvey
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fabrice Herrault
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Eleanor Hullihan
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Adrienne Hurd
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mikhail Ilyin
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marianne dello Joio
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sonia Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert La Fosse
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jessica Lassiter
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carlos Lopez
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clinton Luckett
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kate Lydon
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clarice Marshall
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sascha Radetsky
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Briana Reed
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Flavio Salazar
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gennadi Saveliev
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lupe Serrano
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sarah Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Byam Stevens
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kristen Stevens
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ethan Stiefel
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leann Underwood
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Martine van Hamel
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Roman Zhurbin

                                                                                                                                                                                    ABT JKO School Accompanists

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Michael Cherry
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stephanie Chun
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Michael Dolnikov
                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Epperson
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Misha Golubitsky
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shimako Horii
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marco Jimenez
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sofiya Leavsie
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dmitry Polischuk
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tim Prepscius
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Victor See Yuen
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mihoko Suzuki
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Laura Tishchenko
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mira Tsidulko

                                                                                                                                                                                    Teaching Artists

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alexis Andrews
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kelby Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stephen Campanella
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rita Castro Silva Bearden
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shannon Chapman
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ann Chiaverini
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Linda Cholodenko
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wendy Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Melanie Coats
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carrie Demos
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carmela Gallace
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Adam Holms
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jeff Hopkins
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Karen Lacy
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rich Latta
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mariana Ranz
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dominique Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Toda
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amanda Tomera

                                                                                                                                                                                    Guest Faculty

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Justin Dominic
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aubrey Lynch
                                                                                                                                                                                    • William Rhem
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shaahida Samuels
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leyland Simmons
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iris Wilson


                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emma Alteri
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kendall Butler
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Katie Cherven
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sabrina Kesler
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Morgan McIntosh
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Madison Ryan
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Autumn Schaeffer
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sophia Visscher-Lubinizki
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ashley Weintraub
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amy Wensley
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Anna Zhao

                                                                                                                                                                                    Professional Services

                                                                                                                                                                                    Consulting Orthopedist

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dr. William Hamilton

                                                                                                                                                                                      Assistant Orthopedist

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dr. Philip Bauman

                                                                                                                                                                                        Physical Therapists

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Julie Daugherty
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peter Marshall

                                                                                                                                                                                        Massage Therapists

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Olinda Cedeno
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Charles Haack

                                                                                                                                                                                        ABT JKO School Wellness Advisor

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Suzanne Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                          ABT JKO School Physical Therapist

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jessica Lassiter

                                                                                                                                                                                            Immigration Counsel

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wormser, Kiely, Galef & Jacobs LLP

                                                                                                                                                                                              Labor and Immigration Counsel

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kauff McGuire & Margolis LLP


                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lutz & Carr LLP

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Insurance Broker

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DeWitt Stern Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                    American Ballet Theatre is a member of the American Arts Alliance, the Arts and Business Council, Inc. and Dance/U.S.A.The dancers and stage managers of American Ballet Theatre are represented for the purpose of collective bargaining by the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO.Trucking by Clark Transfer Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Physical therapy equipment generously donated by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation in recognition of Dr. Phillip Bauman for his extraordinary work in the field of medicine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tour booking managed in house by David Lansky, General Manager, ABT and Jean-Jacques Cesbron, Columbia Artists Management, LLC.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harlequin is the official floor of American Ballet Theatre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    American Ballet Theatre exclusively uses Steinway-designed Boston pianos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ABT alumna Gretchen Schumacher generously volunteers her time as Alumni Coordinator


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Susan Angermeier, Pamela Arenson, Meghan Bartley, Thomas Beatty, Carol Becker, Melvin Bernstein, Judi Chandon, Ken Dunn, Beverly Epstein, Margaret Fridecky, Bill Gerdes, Tania Hakkim, Honey Hilzen, Patricia Jaffarian, Lauren Kahn, Shelley and Stephen Limmer, Keiko Matsumura, Barbara Q. Myers, Eileen O’Neill, Beth Shapiro, Marianne Stegeland, Steven Toback, Barbara Trommer, Johanna Weber, Hermine Weiss, Anthony Yazzetti, Catherine Yeiser.