Administrative Staff

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Michael Scolamiero

Executive Director, Ballet West

The Elizabeth Solomon Executive Director Chair

Michael Scolamiero recently joined Ballet West after an extensive international search led by Michael Kaiser, President Emeritus of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Mr. Scolamiero previously served as Executive Director of Miami City Ballet for three years, during which time the organization achieved a significant reduction in debt, as well as robust growth in ticket revenue, contributions, and touring income. Prior to Miami City Ballet, Mr. Scolamiero was Pennsylvania Ballet’s Executive Director for 17 years, the longest tenure in the Company’s history and among the longest of any leader of a major ballet company. During his tenure, Mr. Scolamiero led the organization’s first capital campaign that raised $11.9 million (against a $10 million goal) to build an endowment and fund repertoire expansion. At Ballet West, Mr. Scolamiero is set to implement a newly completed strategic plan and excited to guide a growing and robust Company.


Administration and Finance

Liz Crawford

Chief Financial Officer

Felicia Cowan

Director of Human Resources

Sarah Taylor

Director of Company Management

Jennifer Bailey

Senior Accounting Manager

Madeline Harris

Accounting Coordinator

Teri Percy

Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison 


External Affairs

Andrew Goldberg

Senior Director, External Affairs 

Natalie Cope

Director of Development

Alicia Brooks

Annual Giving Manager

Jyn Van Putten

Foundations and Government Giving Manager

Bretleigh Sandorf

Development Data Manager

Marissa Hodges

Marketing Manager

Lisa Jensen

Retail Sales & Boutique Manager

Beau Pearson

Photographer and Videographer

Ashleigh Porter

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Frederick Q. Lawson Ballet West Academy

Evelyn Cisneros-Legate

Director, Frederick Q. Lawson Ballet West Academy

Katherine Lawrence

Principal, Ballet West Academy at Salt Lake City

Heather Thackeray

Principal, Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation
Ballet West Academy at Thanksgiving Point Campus at Lehi

Courtney Hellebuyck

Student Rehearsal Director 



Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Faculty and Academy Men’s Master

Christopher Sellars

Principal Faculty and Trainee Division Coordinator

Stacey Mahan

Principal Faculty & Associate Director of Curriculum 

Catherine Batcheller

Principal Faculty & Artistic Engagement Coordinator



Jennifer Hildreth

Interim Ballet Centre Operations Manager and Studio Rental Coordinator

Deanna Richardson

Trolley Corners Operations Manager

Jennifer Hildreth

Park City Academy Administrator

Samantha Abrahamson
Katlyn Addison
Kimberly Ballard
Silver Barkes
Jessica Baynes
Tonia Blomquist
Jazz Bynum
Jenna Clark
Allison DeBona
Natalie Desch
Jennifer Fjeldsted
Adrian Fry
Darleen Gordon
Tyler Gum
Misa Oga Hansen
Jenna Rae Herrera
Noel Jensen
Katie Johnson
Chelsea Keefer
Justine Sheedy-Kramer
Sharee Lane
Lindsey Larsen
Deborah Latimer
Katherine Lawrence
Vinicius Lima
Savannah Lyle
Alex MacFarlan
Stacey Mahan
Kathryn Morgan
Emily Neale
Hope Parker
Sawyer Player
Mercedes Rice
Ashleigh Richardson
Abby Rubin
Erin Sanders
Connie Smith
Eunice Stafford
Scout Sutton
Jessica Thompson
Rex Tilton
Jordan Veit
Kristina Weimer
Jaclyn Weisenbeck
Natalie Whitney
Phyllis Whitaker
Alena Wilson
Emily Wilson
Claire Wilson
Nichele Woods
Jamie Zollinger


Grigoriy Ayrapetov
Nicholas Maughan
Jim Kuemmerle
Sarah Lund
Max Hall
John Rukavina
Rob Wood


Claire Wilson

Academy Marketing Coordinator

Maggie Wright-Tesch

U of U/BW Joint Trainee Liason

Katrin McCallum
Lindsay Preece
Ashleigh Richardson

Administrative Assistant


Education and Outreach

Peter Christie

Director of Education and Outreach

Dana Rossi

Education Associate/Assistant Director, I CAN DO

Heather Fryxell

Associate Director, Adaptive Dance

Shelly Cordova

Assistant Director, Senior Steps/Forward Steps

Silas Campos
Shelly Cordova
Ashley Creek
Audrey Dodd
Jennifer Heighton
Sarah Lovett
Stacey Mahan
Wendee Fiedeley-McCulloch
Moisés Próspero
Amy Simkins
Alicia Trump
Ashlee Vilos
Trish Wilstead


Ticketing and Subscriber Services

Jack E Stahl

Associate Director of Technology and Ticketing

Natalie Thorpe

Manager of Patron Services

Jane Harris

Lead Patron Advisor 


Bob Crowder, Josh Crowder, and Aaron Crowder are the official IT consultants to Ballet West.
Ballet West is an American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Company.Ballet West is an American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Company.

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