Executive Team

Kathryn Gigler

Acting Executive Director

Kathryn L. Gigler has over a decade of experience as an institutional advocate and educator and a career-long commitment to equity and inclusivity. Following completion of her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, she obtained her doctorate in psychology, focusing on cognitive neuroscience, from Northwestern University. Dr. Gigler served as executive director of the Women’s Center at Elizabeth City State University and was integral in the formation of the first LGBTQ+ community organization in the region. She has worked with organizations in multiple states around violence prevention and response, including Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, Albemarle Hopeline in Elizabeth City, NC, and the YWCA of Greater Chicago. She has also dedicated her time to arts and cultural organizations throughout the Pittsburgh region, including Attack Theatre and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Prior to stepping into the role of acting executive director, Dr. Gigler served as PBT’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. Key accomplishments at PBT include her leadership of the Equity Project Transformation Team, which engages with leaders and staff across the organization in developing comprehensive IDEA strategies. In addition, Kathryn Gigler has also played a central role in leading the engagement team’s pivot to digital programming during the pandemic. Her projects include the highly successful “Dance the Story at Home!” program and creation of a suite of over 35 engagement opportunities around PBT’s award-winning Fireside Nutcracker.

Jay Romano

Chief Financial Officer

As a loyal Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre employee of 40 years, Jay has spent his entire adult life working in a very demanding profession. As chief financial advisor, he has helped lead the organization to increasing levels of service, recognition and support while fulfilling its mission to enrich the cultural growth of the community. He continues to focus his attention on accurate and timely financial reporting and cash flow management which are critical for each department in order to reach the strategic objectives of the organization. Jay provides reliable financial analysis, robust projections research and compelling  recommendations to assist the leadership team in making artistic, development and financial decisions to achieve growth projections. Jay served as a board member of the Canon McMillan School District from 1993 through 2009 while serving as past Treasurer and Board President and served on the grant review panel for the PA Partners in the Arts.

Lauren Carlini

Director of Human Resources

Lauren Carlini (she/her) is a Pittsburgh native with a background in business operations and people management. Lauren is a Duquesne University graduate. Prior to joining the PBT team, Lauren worked for her family’s business. She enjoys volunteering her time in her neighborhood, at her son’s school and as a board member of the Valley Points YMCA. In addition to overseeing the human resources functions at PBT, Lauren leads the team engagement committee and the Equity Project Transformation Team Subcommittee on Recruitment and Hiring, and is a member of the safety committee. Her favorite thing about working at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is working alongside the most talented people in Pittsburgh. She says, “Everyone– the admin team, the faculty, the dancers, of course– is so impressive. We have an excellent team and I am so grateful to be a part of it.”

Denise Mosley-Moore

Director of Marketing & Communications

A lifelong art enthusiast, Denise Mosley-Moore, joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as the Director of Marketing in 2021. Previously, at UPMC Health Plan, she served as manager of commercial group sales marketing where she launched the organization’s first digital open enrollment process while reducing marketing print costs by 68 percent. She also served as the program director of inclusion and diversity and was responsible for establishing a career training program, which contributed to a 10.1 percent decrease in employee turnover, all while leading a top-ranking team that exceeded over 100 objectives in her first year. Prior to working for UPMC, Denise created, sold and executed content marketing, digital and advertising campaigns while at Life Science Connect. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from Gannon University and a Bachelor’s of Political Science from Delaware State University. She is an active board member at Pittsburgh Musical Theater and has served on the boards and strategic planning committees for ArtsErie, the Erie Art Museum, and Culture Spark. She has over 20 years as volunteer performing artist at The Erie Playhouse and enjoys motivational speaking and oil painting in her free time.