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


Victoria Lyras
Founding Artistic Director


Paul Vitali
Associate Artistic Director & Ballet Master


Chris Lingner
Company Manager


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

Jenn Kriscunas
Director of Marketing and Communications


Peg Busard
Manager of Development Operations


Maria Maccaroni
Development Associate


Karen Riester
Director of Operations


Rachel Dees
Office Coordinator


Brett Spangler
Financial Services Consultant, Innovative Small Business Solutions

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Board of Directors


Geovani Bonilla, President

Vice President Medical Operations, IU Health Plans


Daniel E. Pulliam, Vice President

Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Annie Hagan, Treasurer

CPA Manager, BCBG Partners LLP


Karen J. Schaefer, Secretary

Senior Clinical Trial Manager, Sarah Cannon Development Innovations


Mary K. Beckwith

MD Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Community Women’s Health


Bill Briscoe

Community Volunteer


Andrea McGordon

Vice President Private Banking, Old National Bank


Erik Milkereit

Associate Brand Manager, Lilly USA LLC


Marta Spence

Community Volunteer


K. Philip Watts

Community Volunteer


Board Members in Memoriam

Michael O’Brien

Lorraine Price

Karl Zimmer, Jr.

Artistic Advisors


David Hochoy

Artistic Director, Dance Kaleidoscope


Roy Kaiser

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


Maurice Kaplow (In Memoriam)

Principal Conductor Emeritus, New York City Ballet


Rebecca Rutt

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


Violette Verdy (In Memoriam)

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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