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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Michael Pastreich

Michael Pastreich

Executive Director

Michael Pastreich became the executive director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) in May of 2019. Before coming to the Nation’s Capital, he served as president & CEO of The Florida …

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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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Elaine Kudo

Elaine Kudo

Ballet Master

ELAINE KUDO (Ballet Master) was a member of American Ballet Theatre from 1975–89, and was promoted to soloist in 1981. She received training at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School, 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

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Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Vanessa Hope

Vanessa Hope

Director of Community Engagement

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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

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

Xiomara Reyes

Xiomara Reyes

Professional Training Division Head

Xiomara Reyes, Head of TWSB, performed as a soloist and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 14 years before retiring from the stage in 2015. She was born 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 Manager, Adult Program and Upper Division

Kourtney Ginn is a native of Winchester, VA, where she received her early training from Vostrikov’s Academy Kourtney Ginn is a native of Winchester, VA, where she received her early …

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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

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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Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

Lynn Quinn

Lynn Quinn

Director of Finance and Administration

Mfon Edet

Mfon Edet

Office Manager / Assistant to the Executive Director

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