Artistic Staff

Artistic DirectorTerrence S. Orr
Assistant to the Artistic DirectorRobert Vickrey
Ballet MistressMarianna Tcherkassky
Ballet MasterSteven Annegarn
Music Director and ConductorCharles Barker
Company PianistYoland Collin

Executive Staff

Executive DirectorHarris N. Ferris
Assistant to the Executive DirectorRosemary Sterner

Finance Staff

Director of Operations and FinanceJay Romano
Accountant/Human Resources ManagerShelly Swartz
Receptionist/Office ManagerVictoria Cumer

Marketing Staff

Director of Marketing & Communications

Aimee DiAndrea

Ticketing ManagerTanaz Walendziewicz
Group Sales ManagerJamie Adams
Graphic Design Manager / Staff Photographer
Kelly Perkovich
Associate Director of CommunicationsMeghan Swartz
Merchandising ManagerKristen Urban
Customer Care Representatives

Linda Cunko
Debbie Bizek
Jessica Marcrum

Development Staff

Director of DevelopmentLois Wholey
Foundation Relations & Grants ManagerAudra Mellix Allen
Development ManagerAziza El Feil

Corporate Relations Manager

Robert Jessup

Special Events Manager

Heather Dougherty

Education Staff

Director of Education and Community EngagementChristina Salgado
Manager of Audience Education and ArchivesLisa Auel

Production Staff

Production ManagerCurtis Dunn
Stage Manager/Assistant Production Manager Alicia Reece
Information Systems ManagerJoel LaFleur


CostumierJanet Marie Groom
Costume AssistantJoanna Becker
Makeup Artist and Hair DresserSherry Deberson
StitchersDonna Oxley, first hand
Kathleen Sullivan
Annie Anderson

School Staff

DirectorsDennis Marshall
Marjorie Grundvig
Operations DirectorAaron Rinsema
Principal of the Student DivisionJanet Popeleski
Children’s Division Coordinator Kaila Lewis 
Principal of the Open DivisionRobert Vickrey
Administrative CoordinatorLindsey Gainey
Operations Manager & RegistrarRachael Paholich
Administrative Support

Martha Adams
Mike Sweeney

Consulting Psychiatrist
Antoine Douaihy, M.D.
Teachers & Musicians  
MaintenanceRay Lantzy 


UPMC Sports Medicine Medical Team


Freddie Fu, MD Orthopedic Surgery
Vonda Wright, MD Orthopedic Surgery
Macalus Hogan, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Athletic TrainingKathleen Nachazel, LAT, ATC
Physical Therapy

Erica Coffey, MS, PT, SCS
Catherine Hagan Vargo PT, DPT, OCS

Medical Research Valerie Williams, PT, DPT, OCS 
Consulting Sports NutritionistLeslie Bonci, MPH, RD
Consulting PsychiatristAntoine Douaihy, M.D