75 Years
 

Staff

Leadership

André Lewis

Artistic Director

Jeff Herd

Executive Director

Artistic

Tadeusz Biernacki

Music Director & Conductor

Johnny W. Chang

Senior Ballet Master

Tara Birtwhistle

Ballet Master

Vanessa Leonard (Lawson)

Ballet Master

Jaime Vargas

Ballet Master, Community Outreach Coordinator

Judy Arnason

Assistant to the Artistic Staff

Marketing & Communications

Larah Luna

Director of Marketing and Communications

Christa Mariash

School Marketing Manager

Aleli Estrada

Graphic Designer

Bryce Creasy

Interim Graphic Designer

Angela Hendry

Group Sales & Audience Development Coordinator

Maria Neufeld

Online Marketing Coordinator

Amy Simoes

Multimedia Communications Coordinator

Eric Lazaro

Tessitura Database Administrator

Jillian Luna

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Development

Susan Fraser

Director of Development

Graciela Najenson

Individual Giving Manager

Pamela Wilton

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Lesley Lewis

Development and Event Coordinator

Pauline Leung

Development Coordinator

Patricia Guenther-Smith

Administrative Coordinator

Administration

Christopher Turyk

Director of Company Operations

Pearl Kavanagh-Stoesz

Director of Human Resources

David Gudmundson

Director of Finance and Administration

David Warburton

Company Manager

Jan Routledge

Executive Secretary

Debbie Wallin

Accounting Manager

Deneen Swartz

Payroll Administrator

Alison Chaboyer

Accounts Payable

Production

Michael Freeman

Director of Production

Bob Stewart

Technical Director

Ingrid Kottke

Production Stage Manager

John Kaminski

AV Technician/Production Assistant

Justin Dowbiggin

Head Carpenter

John Shopka

Head Flyman

Marc Gagnon

Master Electrician

Drew Derbowka

Assistant Electrician

Tim Hrabchak

Head of Properties

Shaun Mclean

Head of Audio/Crew Chief

Arnold Brothers Transport

Tour Trucking

Wardrobe

Alena Zharska

Director of Wardrobe

Barry Malenko

Wardrobe Manager

Janet Anderson

Footwear Manager

Brenda Belmonté

Head of Touring Wardrobe/Milliner

Angela Vaags

School Costume Coordinator

Angela Gaft

Head Sewer

Gabriella Barone

Sewer

Zenaida Cruz

Sewer

Rose Curatolo

Sewer

Noel De Leon

Sewer

Karen Luchak

Sewer

Kathleen Lynch

Sewer

Diana Miller

Sewer

Anciska Milne

Sewer

Carrie-Ann Wilson

Sewer

Customer Service

Joanne Hawkins

Customer Service Manager

Jessica Boucher-Cowie

Customer Service Representative

Janice Margelino

Customer Service Representative

Adrian Pecold

Customer Service Representative

Connor Stoesz

Customer Service Representative

Facilities

Jeff Monk

Facilities Manager

Doug Grant

Facilities Maintenance

Bernadette Antoine

Housekeeping

Joel Ferguson

Housekeeping

Mary Gara

Housekeeping

Jade Manov

Housekeeping

School Director

Arlene Minkhorst

School Director

Recreational Division School Leadership

Kelly Bale

Principal, Recreational Division

Nicole Kepp

Vice Principal, Recreational Division

Professional Division School Leadership

Jacqueline Weber

Principal, Professional Division

Johanne Gingras

Director, Teacher Training Program

Stéphane Léonard

Director, Aspirant Program

Donna Laube

Principal Pianist

Professional Division Faculty

Suzanne André

RD/PD Artistic Faculty

Scott Andrew

PD Artistic Faculty

Jolene Bailie

PD Faculty

Mark Cameron

PD Faculty

Alexander Gamayunov

PD Faculty

Claude Garand

PD Faculty

Caroline Gruber

PD Faculty

Aman Hussain

Performance Enhancement Consultant

Jacqui Ladwig

PD/RD Faculty

Claire Marshall

PD Faculty | Modern

Jorden Morris

PD Faculty

Radostina Panova

PD Faculty

Roman Rykine

PD Faculty

Marijka Stanowych

PD/RD Faculty

Kristina Washchyshyn

PD/RD Faculty

Recreational Division Faculty

Suzanne André

RD/PD Artistic Faculty

Hannah Arras

RD Faculty | Tap

Eugene Baffoe

RD Faculty | Hip Hop

Denise Belzile

RD Faculty | Ballet, Creative Movement & Jazz

Katrin Benedictson

RD Faculty | Ballet, Creative Movement & Conditioning

Aimee Brasko

RD Faculty | Tap

Lisa Brooks

RD Faculty | Jazz, Creative Movement & Satellite Program

Darilyn Burdeniuk

RD Faculty | Jazz & Tap

Rachel Cooper

RD Faculty | Jazz & Lyrical Jazz

Nicole Coppens

RD Faculty | Modern

Yvanne Dandan

RD Faculty | Hip Hop

Karin Giesbrecht

RD Faculty | Jazz & Lyrical Jazz

Julie Gregorchuk

RD Faculty | Tap

Samantha Hrabi

RD Faculty | Satellite Program

Laura Kolisnyk

RD Faculty | Musical Theatre

Jacqui Ladwig

PD/RD Faculty

Claire Marshall

PD Faculty | Modern

Nicole Owens

RD Faculty | Jazz & Tap

Stacha Penner

RD Faculty | Satellite Program

Paula Potosky

RD Faculty | Musical Theatre

Cheyenne Schroeder

RD Faculty | Musical Theatre

Cheryl Scott

RD Faculty | Ballet & Creative Movement

Keri-lee Smith

RD Faculty | Jazz & Musical Theatre

Marijka Stanowych

PD/RD Faculty

Debra Thiessen

RD Faculty | Jazz & Tap

Rachelle Vermette

RD Faculty | Ballet & Pointe

Alie Wagar

RD Faculty | Satellite Program

Kristina Washchyshyn

PD/RD Faculty

Accompanists

Michelle Mourre

PD Accompanist, PD Faculty | Music

Miroslaw Szarek

Assistant Principal Pianist

Arlene Baschak

PD/RD Accompanist

Mark Cameron

PD/RD Accompanist

Howard Chan

PD/RD Accompanist

Tim Church

PD/RD Accompanist

Katie Erickson

RD Accompanist

Trish Franklin

RD Accompanist

Irena Gendelman

PD/RD Accompanist

Jolanta Janiszewska

PD/RD Accompanist

Soojung Kim

PD Accompanist

Sharon McCullough

PD/RD Accompanist

Duncan McGregor

PD/RD Accompanist

Ian Mikita

PD/RD Accompanist

Dale Rogalsky

PD/RD Accompanist

Nina Rudakova

PD/RD Accompanist

David Schneider

PD/RD Accompanist

Jay Stoller

PD/RD Accompanist

Victoriya Yamchuk

PD/RD Accompanist

School Administration

Kate Fennell

Director of School Operations

Megan Heke

Interim Director of School Operations

Lindsay McKnight

Professional Division Program Support Manager

Monica Kowalik

Office Supervisor

Kari Keech

Professional Division Registrar

Tali Sitschkar

Recreational Division Registrar

Ash Alberg

Schedule Coordinator

Katrin Benedictson

Office Assistant

Jayne Cormack

Office Assistant

Rikke McFeetors

Office Assistant

Melanie Saunders

Office Assistant

Residence Support

Kayla Saarinen

Dean of Residence

Natasha Beaudoin

Student Care Counsellor

Rebecca Earley

Interim Administrative Counsellor

School Residence

Heather Taschuk

Activity Counsellor

Violetta Avalos

Counsellor

Jenessa Dick

Counsellor

Jennifer Elmore

Counsellor

Chantal Hogue

Counsellor

Carol Hoydalo

Counsellor

Danielle Lester

Counsellor

Samantha Markewich

Counsellor

Stephanie McLean

Counsellor

Bob Pleschke

Counsellor

Stephan Possin

Counsellor

Hannah Rogalsky Hogan

Counsellor

Bobi Stupack

Counsellor

Yolibe Velasquez de Cowie

Counsellor

Alexandre Borger

Head Chef

Dorothea Dougall

Cook

Kylie Evans

Cook

Doris Bedard

Kitchen Assistant

Jonabelle Tay

Kitchen Assistant

Madeline Bez

Student Kitchen Assistant

Mark Griffiths

Student Kitchen Assistant

Gawain Umphrey

Residence Caretaker

Support Staff

Dr. Brian Lukie, M.D.

Medical Department Head

Sam Steinfeld, B.Sc., B.M.R. (PT)

Physiotherapist

Kevin Dyck, B.M.R. (PT)

Physiotherapist

Leanne Lawrie, R.M.T.

Massage Therapist

Marieke Breakey, B.Sc. (HNS), R.D.

Sports & Wellness Nutrition Consultant

Aman Hussain

Performance Enhancement Consultant