Administrative Staff

Boston Ballet in Yury Yanowsky's Smoke and Mirrors

Photo Credit: Gene Schiavone


Ryan Fotter, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director / Board Liaison
Ming Min Hui, Chief of Staff
Kirsten Leonard, Company Manager
Elizabeth Olds, Artistic Administrator / Assistant to the Artistic Director

Institutional Advancement


Melanie Sheffield, Director of Development / 617.456.6334 
Mary Sue Brandwein,   Donor Services Officer / 617.456.6227
Katrina Foster, Assistant Director of Development / 617.456.6226
Elizabeth Huber, Annual Fund Manager / 617.456.6332
Gabrielle Jaques, Manager of Young Partners and Development Coordinator / 617.456.6329
Linda Jones,  Director of Partnerships and Events / 617.456.6352
Diana Katz, Leadership Giving Officer
Kay O'Dwyer, Senior Major Gifts Officer / 617.456.6376
Meredith Tierney, Corporate Relations Manager / 617.456.6238
Carla The, Senior Project Manager
Rachel Yurman, Director of Foundation and Government Giving / 617.456.6224

Marketing and Communications

Jennifer Weissman, Chief Marketing Officer
Ilana Barker, Senior Manager of Data Analytics
Chelsea Beatty, Sr. Integrated Marketing Manager
Kristin K. Carr, Director of Creative Services
Irene Chin, Subscriptions Manager
Megan DeFeo, Social Media and Digital Content Manager
Laura D’Onofrio, Sr. Audience Services Manager
Michaela Donnelly, Web Manager
John Fernandes, Group Sales Marketing Manager
Jill Goddard, Director of Public Relations & Social Media
Jessica Griffith, Public Relations Associate
Brittany Kinch, Marketing and Advertising Associate
Erin Laffin, Box Office Associate
Nicole Leckie, Retail Manager
Karen McConarty, Marketing and Production Associate
Lisa McCullough, Director of Audience Services 
Caitlin Meehan, Box Office Associate
Colin Metz, Box Office Manager
Lauren Pajer, Digital Design Manager
Christine Rasenas, Box Office Associate
Kelsey Sullivan, Design Associate
Michael Wark, Box Office Associate


James Tague, Director of Finance
Mirzeta Mehuljic, Controller
Ellen Miller, Development Database Assistant 
Eric Resendes, Payroll Specialist and Cash Accountant
Beverley Strain, Accounts Payable Coordinator

Human Resources

Jennifer M. Rodts, Director of Human Resources


Benjamin J. Phillips, Production Manager/Technical Director
Craig Margolis, Production Stage Manager
Nathaniel Noce, Assistant Production Manager
Rick Brenner, Audio Video Coordinator
Anthony Schiavo, Stage Manager
Brandon Stirling Baker, Lighting Director
Robert Tompkins, Master Electrician
Michael Higgins, Master Carpenter
Michael Quigg, Assistant Carpenter/Flyman
Jon Gonda, Board & Moving Light Electrician
Robert Siders, Properties
Jason Helias, Warehouse Manager
Vincent Troiani & Sons, Transportation
Debbie Cutler, Scenic Artist
Barbara Harris, Pilates Body Conditioning
Frank Campbell, Master Electrician Emeritus


Mischa Santora, Music Director

Information Technology

Nathan Burlak, Director of Information Technology
John Lindberg, Network Administrator 

Costume Shop and Wardrobe

Charles Heightchew, Manager of Costumes & Wardrobe
Erica Desautels, Costume Crafts Person
Lisa Dezmelyk, Draper
Sarah Karten, First Hand
Nellie Kurz, First Hand / Volunteer & Intern Liaison
Ezra Lovesky, Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
Sara Marhamo Kirk, Draper
Shane Maxwell, Painter/Dyer
Heather McLernon, Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Rental Manager
Howard Merlin, Costume Shop and Footwear Coordinator
Kathleen Mitchell, Shoe Manager
Sylvi Re, Stitcher
Rebecca Thorogood, Stitcher/Wardrobe Assistant

Boston Ballet School

Margaret Tracey, Director, Boston Ballet School
Dave Czesniuk, Managing Director, Boston Ballet School 
Luciano Aimar, Head of Children's Curriculum
Shannon Benjamin, School Marketing Manager 
Ashley Bomm, Pre-Professional Program Manager
Jasmine Boyd-Perry, Student Experience Assistant Manager
Lauren Brooks, School Administrator
Cate Burns, Senior School Manager
Rebecca Edwards, School Operations Manager
Maya Isyanova, Music Department Head
Danika Johnson, Student Services Administrator
Tamara King, Principal, Newton Studio
Jessica Kreyer, Principal, North Shore Studio
Meg Lacey, School Administrator
Rhiannon Pearson, School Administrator
Carolyn Rock, Director of Operations, Boston Ballet School
Brittany Shelburne, Student Services Assistant Manager
Emily Singleton, Program Manager, Education and Community Initiatives
Peter Stark, Head of Men's Program/Associate Director of BBII
Ashley Tooke, School Communications Administrator
Sean Watkins, Student Experience Coordinator/Studio & Event Operations
Miranda Weese, Faculty and Children's Ballet Master
Laura Young, Senior Faculty

Boston Ballet School Faculty

Christopher Anderson, Jamie Brege, Igor Burlak, Pavel Gurevich, Maureen Kelly, Kathleen Mitchell, Alla Nikitina, Melissa Reed
Part-time Faculty: Kristin Beckwith, George Birkadze, Naoko Brown, Peter Donohoe, Mimi Ferrell, Helena Froehlich, Rie Ichikawa, La'Toya Jackson, Joseph Jefferies, Eyla Jeschke, Andrew Kelley, Flora Kim, Marissa Krolewski, Andrea Le, Arthur Leeth, Alicia Macdonald, Jennifer Markham-Martin, Gene Murray, Kate Penner, Pixley Schiciano, Sofie Schreiber, Jennifer Scott, Todd Shanks, Emily Singleton

Boston Ballet School Accompanists

Olga Bezvitny, Rebecca Harrold, Yoko Igarashi, Moriah Trenk
Part-time Accompanists: Emily Adams, Robin Cho, Delgir Chunaeva, Maryellen Cohen, Jeremiah Cossa, Natalya Deychman,  Diran Heller, David Hero, Susan Kaswell-Wilcon, Ha Kyoung Lee, Lydia Lucas, Olena Lvovska, Seoyon MacDonald, Stephanie Mao, Jean Meltaus, Weng TIng Oh, Irina Ramiel, Ariel Reiman, Almas Serkebayev, Anna Shereshkova, Dan Shore, Alla Troyanovsky, Hermon Weiss, Jane Wong, Greg Woodsbie, Alexandra Yablonsky, Yulia Yun


Tofias, PC


David S. Rubin, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP  

Insurance Broker 

Hub International New England, LLC

Lighting System 

4Wall Entertainment

Piano Supplier   

Boston Organ & Piano

Flower Supplier  

South End Flowers

Physical Therapy Coverage

Heather Southwick, Director of Physical Therapy
Kerri Williams, Physical Therapist

Physician Coverage

Steward Health Care

Our artist/athletes are always pushing themselves to the edge. That passion and energy is what makes watching them so exhilarating.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director