Mission - Indianapolis Ballet
Indianapolis School of Ballet Board of Directors, Artistic Advisors, and Mission
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Mission

Indiana’s Premier Destination

Professional dance instruction centrally located in the heart of downtown

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Personnel

 

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

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