Leadership

Leadership

Julie Kent

Julie Kent

Artistic Director

Julie Kent became the Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet in July 2016. She is the longest-serving ballerina in American Ballet Theatre’s 79-year history. She began her dance training with …

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Patrick Mühlen-Schulte

Patrick Mühlen-Schulte

Managing Director

Patrick Mühlen-Schulte leads The Washington Ballet’s administration team, with responsibility to successfully manage a budget of more than $15 million annually. Patrick has worked as a senior arts administrator in …

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Artistic

Artistic

Victor Barbee

Victor Barbee

Associate Artistic Director

Victor Barbee was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and received his ballet training at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet. He joined the …

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Ruben Martin

Ruben Martin

Ballet Master

Rubén Martín Cintas was born in Reus, Spain, and trained at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila. After dancing with English National Ballet for four years, he joined San Francisco …

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Natalie Rouland

Natalie Rouland

Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Natalie Rouland is the Senior Advisor for the Billington Cultural Initiative at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC. A scholar of Russian literature, culture, and performing arts, Rouland is currently completing …

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Clayton Willis

Clayton Willis

Artistic Coordinator / Assistant to the Artistic Director

Megan Poll, PT, DPT, OCS

Megan Poll, PT, DPT, OCS

Medical Coordinator and Physical Therapist

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Development

Development

Karen Shepherd

Karen Shepherd

Director of Government Affairs, Advancement, and Community

Karen Shepherd is the Director of Government Affairs, Advancement and Community for The Washington Ballet.  She has over 20 years of experience in arts management and arts education for both non-profit and …

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Mary Bounds

Mary Bounds

Associate Director of Advancement

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Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg

Senior Director of Marketing & Media

Erica Fortwengler

Erica Fortwengler

Director of Digital Marketing and Communications

Erica has over 13 years of experience in arts communications and marketing, specializing in digital content creation, vision, and strategy. Since arriving at The Washington Ballet in the fall of 2018, Erica’s focus …

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Wil Johnson

Wil Johnson

Associate Director of Ticketing and Patron Relations

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Karen Shepherd

Karen Shepherd

Director of Government Affairs, Advancement, and Community

Karen Shepherd is the Director of Government Affairs, Advancement and Community for The Washington Ballet.  She has over 20 years of experience in arts management and arts education for both non-profit and …

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Monica Stephenson

Monica Stephenson

Head of School, SE Campus

Monica Stephenson is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston …

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DeMoya Watson Brown

DeMoya Watson Brown

Community Engagement Manager

DeMoya Watson Brown has been instructing and choreographing professionally for over 18 years. She has created and developed programs for summer dance institutes, served as coordinator and artistic director of …

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Kourtney Ginn

Kourtney Ginn

School and Community Programs Manager

Kourtney Ginn is a native of Winchester, VA, where she received her early training from Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet. She received additional training through summer intensives at places such as …

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The Washington School of Ballet

The Washington School of Ballet

Julie Kent

Julie Kent

Artistic Director

Julie Kent became the Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet in July 2016. She is the longest-serving ballerina in American Ballet Theatre’s 79-year history. She began her dance training with …

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Donna Glover

Donna Glover

Director of School Operations

Donna Glover is celebrating her 17th season with The Washington Ballet. In her current position, Ms. Glover oversees all school operations, finance and policies, and the administrative management team for …

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Monica Stephenson

Monica Stephenson

Head of School, SE Campus

Monica Stephenson is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston …

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The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus

The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus

Donna Glover

Donna Glover

Director of School Operations

Donna Glover is celebrating her 17th season with The Washington Ballet. In her current position, Ms. Glover oversees all school operations, finance and policies, and the administrative management team for …

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Xiomara Reyes

Xiomara Reyes

Professional Training Division Head

Xiomara Reyes, Head of the Professional Training Division at TWSB, performed as a soloist and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 14 years before retiring from the stage in …

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Kristina Windom

Kristina Windom

Upper Division Head

Kristina Windom trained with Mary Day, Robert Steele, Julio de Bittencourt and Patricia Berrend at The Washington School of Ballet. She was selected for the company, The Washington Ballet, when …

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Pamela Bjerknes

Pamela Bjerknes

Lower Division Head

Pamela Booth Bjerknes, a former member of American Ballet Theatre (ABT), brings extensive teaching, directing, and performing experience to The Washington School of Ballet. Performing classical and contemporary ballets throughout …

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Molly Hohlt

Molly Hohlt

Pre-Ballet Division Head

Molly Hohlt, was born in Washington, DC and began her formal ballet training at the age of nine at The Washington School of Ballet. While at The Washington School of …

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Kourtney Ginn

Kourtney Ginn

School and Community Programs Manager

Kourtney Ginn is a native of Winchester, VA, where she received her early training from Vostrikov’s Academy of Ballet. She received additional training through summer intensives at places such as …

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Alexandra Schools

Alexandra Schools

School Manager, Lower Division NW

Alex Schools is a native of the Washington, DC area, where she received her ballet training under Pamela and Michael Bjerknes at American Dance Institute and Patricia Berrend at Berrend …

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The Washington School of Ballet - Southeast Campus

The Washington School of Ballet - THEARC Campus

Donna Glover

Donna Glover

Director of School Operations

Donna Glover is celebrating her 17th season with The Washington Ballet. In her current position, Ms. Glover oversees all school operations, finance and policies, and the administrative management team for …

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Monica Stephenson

Monica Stephenson

Head of School, SE Campus

Monica Stephenson is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Professional Training Program at the Houston …

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Margaret Williamson

Margaret Williamson

Faculty of TWSB SE

Margaret Giragosian Williamson received her early training at The Washington Ballet, the Maryland Youth Ballet, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. During this time, she was also privileged to spend …

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Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson

Full-time faculty

Damien Johnson is originally from Dallas, Texas. He received his early dance training from Kitty Carter, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and The Etkin-Atkinson …

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Kayla DeShields

Kayla DeShields

SE Campus School Manager

Kayla DeShields is a native of Woodbridge, VA where she grew up studying liturgical dance in her church beginning at age four and holding positions of leadership within the dance …

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Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

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