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 2021-2022 Ballet Virginia Board of Directors:


Harry J. Brown, Esquire – Board Chairperson, Alperin Law, PLLC

Grace Atkinson – Community-at-Large

Jane Bray – Darden College of Education and Professional Studies (retired)

Patrick Francis – NATO

Suzanne Lownsbury – Ballet Virginia Artistic Director and Board Treasurer

Janina Michalski – Ballet Virginia Artistic Director

Page Miyares – Atkinson Realty

Naomi Muellner – PRA Group

Lara Pham – Ballet Virginia Guild Rep.

Amy Sokol – WHRO

Ex Officio

Lisa McCarty – Board Secretary/Communications, Development 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

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