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The Company

Boston Ballet Orchestra

An integral part of Boston Ballet, our orchestra punctuates our performances with the beauty and majesty of live music.

Boston Ballet Orchestra

Photo Credit: Ernesto Galan

The Boston Ballet Orchestra (BBO), the second largest musical organization in New England, has earned acclaim for its talent and versatility. BBO performs a wide range of repertoire and has released four albums, including a best-selling recording of The Nutcracker.

Violin

Christine Vitale +++
Diane Pettipaw, Principal Violin II  
Julia Cash
Lisa Crockett 
Jodi Hagen
Paul MacDowell                                            
Kristina Nilsson
Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas
Kenneth Stalberg
Pattison Story
Sheila Vitale

Viola

Jean Haig*
Holly Barnes
Sarah Darling
Donna Jerome

Cello

Ronald Lowry*†
Michael Curry
Melanie Dyball
Jolene Kessler

Bass

Robert Lynam*
Randall Zigler

Flute

Lisa Hennessy*
Iva Milch

Piccolo

Iva Milch

Oboe

Barbara LaFitte*
Elizabeth England

English Horn

Elizabeth England

Clarinet

Alexis Lanz*
David Martinsᶴ 

Bass Clarinet

David Martinsᶴ 

Bassoon

Ronald Haroutunian*
Stephanie Busby

Horn

Robert Marlatt*
Jane Sebring
Lauren Winter

Trumpet

Bruce Hall*
Dana Oakes

Trombone

Robert Couture*
Hans Bohn

Bass Trombone

David Hagee+

Tuba

Donald Rankin*

Tympani

Jeffrey Fischer*

Percussion

Richard Flanagan*
Nancy Smith

Harp

Kathleen Lyon-Pingree*

Piano/Celeste

Freda Locker
Alex Foaksman
Elena Baliakhova

Personnel Manager

Arthur Leeth

* Principal                  
** Acting Principal
+ Leave of Absence
+++Acting Concert Master
++Acting Principal Second
 
 
†Position Funded through a generous gift from Dr. James L.J. Nuzzo and Dr. Bryann Bromley
ᶴ The Edward Avedisian Chair, endowed in perpetuity 

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
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