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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


Karen Riester
Director of Operations


Peg Busard
Interim Development Coordinator


Brett Spangler
Financial Services Consultant, Innovative Small Business Solutions

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Board of Directors


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


Geovani Bonilla

Vice President of Medical Management, IU Health Plans


Bill Briscoe

Community Volunteer


Annie Hagan

CPA, Manager – BCBG Partners, LLP


Erik Milkereit

Associate Brand Manager; Lilly USA, LLC


Daniel E. Pulliam

Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Karen J. Schaefer

Research Coordinator at VA Medical Center


Marta Spence

Community Volunteer


K. Philip Watts

Community Volunteer


Board Members in Memoriam

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

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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