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

Misha Eady-Harbold

Director of Company Management and Touring

Liz Crawford

Chief Financial Officer

Felicia Cowan

Director of Human Resources

Jennifer Bailey

Senior Accounting Manager

Sophia Ashaboglu

Accounting Coordinator

Teri Percy

Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison

External Affairs

Andrew Goldberg

Senior Director, External Affairs

Dana Rimington

Senior Manager, Communications and Publications

Jyn Van Putten

Foundations and Government Giving Manager

Bretleigh Sandorf

Annual Giving Manager

Teagan Jung

Manager of Special Events & Benefits

Austin Anderson

Development Data Manager

Lisa Jensen

Retail Sales and Boutique Manager

Beau Pearson

Company Photographer and Videographer

Beth Icard

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Matthew Barrett

Graphic Designer

Deanna Richardson

Project Manager, External Affairs

Frederick Q. Lawson Ballet West Academy

Adam Sklute

Artistic Director, Ballet West

Evelyn Cisneros-Legate

Director, Ballet West Academy

Sarah Taylor

Director of Business Operations, Ballet West Academy

Allison DeBona

Principal, Peggy Bergmann Park City Campus

Katherine Lawrence

Principal, Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre and Trolley Corners Campuses

Heather Thackeray

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

Eunice Stafford

Associate Principal, Trolley Corners Campus

Catherine Batcheller

Principal Faculty and Artistic Engagement Coordinator

Stacey Mahan

Principal Faculty and Associate Director of Curriculum

Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Faculty and Director of Academy Men’s Program

James Payne

Principal Faculty and Trainee Coordinator

Jessica Baynes

Full-time Faculty and Costume Coordinator

Jordan Debona

Summer Intensive Coordinator

Jennifer Hildreth

Senior Academy Operations Manager

Courtney Hellebuyck

Student Rehearsal Director & Academy Artistic Liaison

Jenny Lowell

Trolley Corners Campus Operations Manager

Hannah Lowell
Sasha Lowell
Kendra Rangel

Administrative Assistants

Samantha Abrahamson
Katlyn Addison
Halie Bahr
Silver Barkes
Hannah Brandt
Jazz Bynum
Bruce Caldwell
Silas Campos
Dantzel Cherry
Nanette Reimschussel Chertudi
Jordan DeBona
Natalie Desch
Hadriel Diniz
Jennifer Fjeldsted
Adrian Fry
Samantha Gomm
Tyler Gum
Jake Hancock
Kimberly Hansen
Jenna Rae Herrera
Lisa Hoyt
Chelsea Keefer
Vera Kotova
Lindsey Larsen
Deborah Latimer
Stephen Legate
Vinicius Lima
Amber Miller
Jaiden Morley
Bridget Payne
Kendra Rangel
Ashleigh Richardson
Pamela Robinson
Rylee Ann Rogers
Autumn Ryskoski
Samira Saeed
Maryann Schaefer
Justine Sheedy-Kramer
Heidi Slagle
Connie Smith
Kramer Snead
Stefanie Spiece
Kristen Stringham
Scout Sutton
Jessica Thompson
Rex Tilton
Jordan Veit
Kristina Weimer
Elizabeth Weldon
Bashaun Williams
Hannah Argyle
Hannah Willis
Claire Wilson
Jane Wood
Nichele Woods


Max Hall
Lisa Haddon
Jim Keummerle
Sarah Lund
Brian Pappal
John Rukavina
Kimball Whitaker
Nicholas Maughan
Penelope Brown


Nicholas Maughan
Lisa Haddon
Jim Kuemmerle
Sarah Lund
Brian Pappal
John Rukavina
Kimball Whitaker


Maggie Wright-Tesch

U of U/BW Joint Trainee Liaison

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

Manager, Education and Outreach Virtual and Technology Programs

Shelly Cordova
Ashley Creek
Lauren Devall
Audrey Dodd
Karen Dodge
Jennifer Heighton
Wendee Fiedeley-McCulloch
Moises Prospero
Nanette Reimschussel-Chertudi
Anne Marie Smith
Elease Stice
Alicia Trump
Ashlee Vilos
Hannah Willis
Trisha Wilstead


Patron Services

Jack E Stahl

Associate Director of Technology and Ticketing

Natalie Thorpe

Senior Manager of Patron Services

Jane Harris

Lead Patron Advisor

Andrew Wilson

Assistant Manager of Patron Services

Karli Lowry

Patron Loyalty Specialist

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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