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Indianapolis School of Ballet Board of Directors, Artistic Advisors, and Mission
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Indiana’s Premier Destination

Professional dance instruction centrally located in the heart of downtown


Indianapolis Ballet embraces the history and future of classical ballet through dynamic performances, visionary new works, extraordinary training, and by providing transformative community outreach programs to the widest possible audiences. Indianapolis Ballet (IB) and the Indianapolis School of Ballet (ISB) believe in a culturally diverse environment and the physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.


Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. aims to keep in step with the advancement of American dance in the 21st century. Victoria Lyras, Artistic Director and Founder of both Indianapolis Ballet and the Indianapolis School of Ballet, envisions:


1) placing particular emphasis on a structured ballet curriculum based on a fusion of training approaches that typifies the dynamic physicality of American classicism;


2) creating a vital teaching/learning environment through meticulous, concentrated instruction in classical ballet technique and exposure to other appropriate dance forms; and,


3) providing Central Indiana with world-class performances that are accessible to all, enrich the audience and further ingrain this timeless art form in our community



Artistic Staff

Victoria Lyras
Founding Artistic Director


Paul Vitali
Associate Artistic Director & Ballet Master


Jessica Miller
Coordinator, Outreach Programs


Kristin Toner
Coordinator, Student Services of Pre-Professional Program (Levels 3-8)


Emily Nord Womersley
Director of Young Children’s Program
Manager, Pre-Professional Program (Levels 1 & 2)


Administrative Staff

Karen Riester
Director of Operations


Jenn Kriscunas
Director of Marketing and Communications


Brett Spangler
Financial Services Consultant, Innovative Small Business Solutions

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Michael O’Brien, President

Owner, Printing Partners


Greg Phelps, Vice President

Director of Sales & Marketing, CAIRS Solutions


Julie M. Conrad, Secretary

Associate Chief Counsel, Legal Services; Eskenazi Health


Andrea McGordon, Treasurer

Vice President, Private Banking; National Bank of Indianapolis


Mary K. Beckwith

MD, Obstetrician & Gynecologist; Community Women’s Health


Jessica Hartnagle

Vice President of Product Management, Bloomerang


Erik Milkereit

Associate Brand Manager; Lilly USA, LLC


Daniel E. Pulliam

Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Marta Spence

Community Volunteer


K. Philip Watts

Community Volunteer


Board Members in Memoriam

Lorraine Price

Karl Zimmer, Jr.

David Hochoy

Artistic Director, Dance Kaleidoscope


Roy Kaiser

Artistic Director, Nevada Ballet Theatre; Artistic Director Emeritus, Pennsylvania Ballet


Maurice Kaplow

Principal Conductor Emeritus, New York City Ballet


Rebecca Rutt

Director (Retired), Jordan College Academy of Dance, Butler University


Violette Verdy (In Memorium)

Distinguished Professor of Ballet, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University


Michael Vernon

Ballet Department, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University


Edward Villella

Founding Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet


Barbara Weisberger

Founding Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Ballet

Sonja Clark, Moonbug Photography


The majority of the photos that you see on our website and Social Media pages are taken by photographer Sonja Clark at Moonbug Photography. Any photos that you see and would like to purchase, you can do so by visiting Moonbug Photography’s website.


Faculty member Roberta Wong provides additional photo support for Indianapolis School of Ballet