Ballet Virginia Board of Directors

Ballet Virginia is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in April of 2008 and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective May 7, 2008.

The Ballet Virginia Board of Directors primary goal is to look after the general well-being of the organization and ensure its financial viability.

The 2019-2020 Ballet Virginia Board of Directors:

Amy Sokol – Board Chairperson
Grace Atkinson – Community-at-Large
Jane Bray – Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
Harry J. Brown, Esquire – Alperin Law, PLLC
Patrick Francis – NATO
Jennifer Kodolitsch – Ballet Virginia Guild Representative

Suzanne Lownsbury – Ballet Virginia Artistic Director
Janina Michalski  – Ballet Virginia Artistic Director

Page Miyares – Broker, Atkinson Realty

Ex Officio

Lisa McCarty – Board Secretary/Marketing and Children’s Program Director
Hope Paryzek – Founder, Board President Emeritus

Board Advisors

Lorraine Graves, Patricia Sorrell and Elbert Watson

Full-time Staff/Faculty

Suzanne Lownsbury, Lisa McCarty, Janina Michalski, Lydia Roberts Coco, Hannah Whelton

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