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Indianapolis School of Ballet Board of Directors, Artistic Advisors, and Mission
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Indiana’s Premier Destination

Professional dance instruction centrally located in the heart of downtown


Indianapolis School of Ballet advances professional ballet and dance education in our community through world-class training and dynamic performances provided in a culturally diverse environment designed for the continual physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.


The Indianapolis School of Ballet aims to keep in step with the advancement of American dance in the 21st century. Victoria Lyras, Artistic Director and Founder of the School, envisions: 1) placing particular emphasis on a structured ballet curriculum based on a fusion of training approaches that typifies the dynamic physicality of American classicism; and 2) creating a vital teaching/learning environment through meticulous, concentrated instruction in classical ballet technique and exposure to other appropriate dance forms.


Victoria Lyras

Founding Artistic Director


Paul Vitali

Associate Artistic Director & Ballet Master


Cindy Taylor

Director of Development


Coleen Szulc

Director of Outreach and Student Services


Karen Riester

Director of Operations


John Koluder

Director of Marketing and Communications


Emily Nord Womersley

Director of Young Children’s Program


Brett Spangler

Financial Services Consultant, Innovative Small Business Solutions

Michael O’Brien, President

Owner, Printing Partners


Mark Boxberger, Vice President

VP Client Services, PolicyStat LLC


Julie M. Conrad, Secretary

Associate Chief Counsel, Legal Services, Eskenazi Health


Andrea McGordon, Treasurer

Vice President, Private Banking, National Bank of Indianapolis


Mary K. Beckwith

MD, Obstetrician & Gynecologist


Joel Honigbaum

Founder, Honigbaum & Associates, LLC


Susan Moritz

Vice President of Business Development, Metrogistics


Greg Phelps

Director of Sales & Marketing, CAIRS Solutions


Marta Spence

Community Volunteer


K. Philip Watts

Community Volunteer


Bettina Zaneteas

Practice Manager, Dr. Philip Zaneteas, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Board Member Emeritus

Lorraine Price


Board Member in Memoriam

Karl Zimmer, Junior

David Hochoy

Artistic Director, Dance Kaleidoscope


Roy Kaiser

Artistic Director Emeritus, Pennsylvania Ballet


Maurice Kaplow

Principal Conductor Emeritus, New York City Ballet


Rebecca Rutt

Director (Retired), Jordan College Academy of Dance, Butler University


Violette Verdy (In Memorium)

Distinguished Professor of Ballet, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University


Michael Vernon

Ballet Department Chair, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University


Edward Villella

Founding Artistic Director, Miami City Ballet


Barbara Weisberger

Founding Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Ballet

Sonja Clark, Moonbug Photography


The majority of the photos that you see on our website and Social Media pages are taken by photographer Sonja Clark at Moonbug Photography. Any photos that you see and would like to purchase, you can do so by visiting Moonbug Photography’s website.


Faculty member Roberta Wong provides additional photo support for Indianapolis School of Ballet


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