Artistic Staff

Angel Corella
The Ruth & A. Morris Williams, Jr. Artistic Director

Samantha Dunster
The Deborah & Kurt Hilzinger Assistant Artistic Director

Charles Askegard
The Janis & Stephen Goodman Ballet Master


Eddy Tovar
Director, Pennsylvania Ballet II

Matthew Neenan
Choreographer in Residence

Music Staff

Beatrice Jona Affron
Music Director and Conductor
The Louise and Alan Reed Music Director

Luigi Mazzocchi

Anne Peterson
Personnel Manager 

Martha Koeneman
Greapentrog Principal Pianist


Moriah Trenk
Company Pianist

J. Robert Loy

Nathan Lofton and Rebecca Ostermann
Music Department Assistants


Shelly Power
Executive Director

Christine Stone Martin
General Manager | Interim Company Manager

Brooke Everett
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director | Board Liaison

Barbara L. Vogdes
Director of Special Projects
215.551.7000 ext. 1209


Sarah Cooper
Director of Community Engagement

Randy Benedict
Community Engagement Assistant

Brianna Stoltzfus
Delphi School Coordinator

Jon Martin
Community Engagement Associate


Kathi Lunardi
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Events

Emily O’Rourke
Manager, Foundations and Government Relations
215-551-7000 ext. 1222

Zachary Joseph
Manager, Campaign
215.551-7000, ext. 1240

Sydney Camisa
Assistant Manager, Event Planning
215.551.7000 ext. 1215

Nick Crosson
Coordinator, Individual Giving and Research
215.551.7000 ext. 1225

Julianna Laseter
Development Services Coordinator

Jessica Merkley
Manager, Telefunding

Carol Scarazzini
Director of Finance and Human Resources

Lisa Solis

Bill Martin

Jennifer Walsh Nilan
Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Amber Hinshaw
Operations Manager


Jonathan Stiles
Associate Director of Marketing

Arajua Backman
Manager of Sales & Audience Development

Jennifer Wallington
Public Relations Manager

Karen Marks
Digital Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Laura Bowman
Content Specialist

Kara Wexler
Marketing Coordinator

Michael Norcross
Graphic Designer, Creative Services

Dariel Davis
Junior Designer

Kelly Sheppard
Boutique Coordinator


Daniel Wellman
Director of Production

Colette Wellman
Production Stage Manager/Associate Production Manager 

Norah Scheinman
Assistant Stage Manager

Anthony Costandino
Production Coordinator, PBII & School

Nick Kolin
Lighting Supervisor

Aleksandra Anistratova
Assistant Lighting Designer

Paul Hewitt
Head Carpenter

Patrick W. Kelly
Assistant Carpenter and Flyman

Uel Bergey
Master Electrician

Paul Meyers and Christopher Flynn
Assistant Electricians

Daniel Amadie
Property Master 

Travis Salomone
Property Assistant 

Wendy Levin
Wardrobe Supervisor

Julie Watson
Costumer & Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor

Susie Benitez and Joy Rampulla
Wardrobe Assistants


James Payne
School Director

Melissa Chasse
School Administrator

Joanne Smith
School Manager

Jessica Kilpatrick
Principal of Children’s & Adult Programs

Bridget Payne
Principal of Student & Professional Programs

Joseph Cianciulli
Principal School Pianist


Amy Aldridge
Sterling Baca
Natalia Charova
Jon Martin
Blanca Huertas-Agnew
Valerie Amiss
Laura Bowman
Charity Eagens
Jaime Santoro
Aaron Anker
Alexei Charov
Cristina Espaillat
Lourdes Novoa


Karina Adriana
Victoria Kogan
Kevin Mucchetti
 Jeff Story
Natalia Varlashova
Jaime Malagon


Wen Chao, M.D., Nicholas A. DiNubile, M.D., and Marc I. Harwood, M.D.
Orthopedic Consultants

Julie Green, MSPT, OCS and Judith R. Peterson, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab Consultants 

Laura Jenkins and Jennifer Williams
Licensed Massage Therapists

PATRON SERVICES – 215.893.1999 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm)

Brand-I Curtis
Karen Fleet
Dani Rose
Nicole Sikora
Rui Dong-Scott
Meg Hackney
Janelle Saaybe
Matthew Enters
Justin Pullins
Rachelle Seney

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Meet the Dancers

The dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet comprise a talented and unique group of accomplished performers. Our artists come from all walks of life, hailing from regions as far flung as Cuba and Japan to everywhere in between.

Meet the Artistic Staff

Pennsylvania Ballet’s artistic staff provides knowledgeable and adept leadership. Each artistic associate brings to the table an impressive list of accomplishments in the field, as well as a level of dedication, determination, and creative vision required to foster and cultivate a world-class organization.

Season & Tickets

Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.