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Westside Ballet Staff Directory

THE SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATION

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER Allegra Clegg
ADMINISTRATOR Nanette Vallas
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS Merry Drake, Brian Falkner, Alexus Haywood, Kasha Kropinski, Mizuki Sako, Mariana Salamanca, Faye Smith
STUDIO LIASION Francine Taylor
WEB/DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT MANAGER Rosalind Robinson
WEB DESIGN MANAGER Geir Andersen
MEDIA and DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Jewels Solheim-Roe

FINANCE

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR Faye Smith
CONTROLLER Kay Wade*
BOOKKEEPERS Faye Smith and Debi Fenton

ARTISTIC

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Martine Harley*
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LOWER DIVISION Caprice Walker*
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, UPPER DIVISION Francine Kessler Lavac*
RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS Sophie Monat* Melissa Barak*
FACULTY/CHILDREN’S DIVISION Michele Bachar*, Melissa Barak, Seth Belliston, Aimée Gaudio*, Nader Hamed*, Martine Harley*, Kasha Kropinski, Francine Kessler Lavac*, Sophie Monat*, Mario Nugara, Angel Pennington (Tap), John J.Todd, Sven Toorvald*, Caprice Walker*, Liz Wasynzuk*, Carol Youngjohn*
FACULTY/ADULT DIVISION Celeste Amos, Joan Bayley*, Seth Belliston, Brigid Boden, Veronica Caudillo*, Aimée Gaudio*, Nader Hamed*, Mark Lopez*, Ilona Pociunas*, Sven Toorvald*, Liz Wasynzuk*, Rebecca Witjas, Johnny Zhong
DIRECTOR OF JAZZ DIVISION Michele Bachar Mendicelli*
BOYS DIVISION PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS Seth Belliston and Mario Nugara

MUSIC

SCHOOL PIANISTS Inna Royter*, Leon Logvinsky*, Yelena Osipova*, Zoya Litovskaya*, Galo Bravo*, Leigh Ann Gillespie, Ruzan Muradyan*, Valerie Spilny*, Wendy Tahara, Laura Fitts, Yoshi Gurwell, Fred Keeve

WELLNESS TEAM

Physical Therapist Natalie Imrisek, MSPT CSCS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ashley Lytwyn, MS, RDN
Pilates Instructors Wendy Donnelly*, Carol Youngjohn*, Veronica Caudillo*, Aimée Gaudio*
Gyrotonic® Method Christina Stroh, Erin Rivera-Brennand (Movement Center L.A.)
 Progressing Ballet Technique®  Carol Youngjohn*
*WESTSIDE BALLET STAFF WITH OVER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE

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