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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.


Michael O’Brien, President

Owner, Printing Partners


Mark Boxberger, Vice President

VP Client Services, PolicyStat LLC


Samantha Vail, Treasurer

Senior Accountant, BGBC Partners, LLP


Julie M. Conrad, Secretary

Associate Chief Counsel, Legal Services, Eskenazi Health


Mary K. Beckwith

MD, Obstetrician & Gynecologist


Marsha Volk Bugalla

Attorney at Law, Frost Brown Todd LLC


Greg Phelps

Director of Sales & Marketing, CAIRS Solutions


Jack Powell

Executive Director, Chaucie’s Place


Marta Spence

Community Volunteer


K. Philip Watts

Community Volunteer


Bettina Zaneteas

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


Board Members Emeritus

Lorraine Price


Board Members 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 – Deceased

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

Jenny Braun



Mandy Hall

Director of Operations


Kara Hooley

Director of Marketing and Communications


Susan Moritz

Interim Director of Development


Coleen Szulc

Director of Outreach and Student Services


Emily Nord Womersley

Director of Young Children’s Program

Sonja Clark, Moonbug Photography


Roberta Wong


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