Dance Alive National Ballet

Executive Artistic Director

Kim Tuttle View Bio

Director of Grants and Education, Choreographer-in-Residence

Judy Skinner | View Bio

Assistant Artistic Director

Andre Valladon | View Bio

Development Director

Linda Rocha | View Bio  



President, Board of Trustees Gary Ascani
Director of Development Linda Rocha
Office Manager LaTrinda Perry
Bookkeeper Jennie Whitson
Technical Director Gerard Hale II
Technical Consultant Todd Bedell
Stage Manager Judy Skinner
Technical Assistants James Cieply, Matt Coleman, Ulises Daza
Seamstresses Ronda Banner, Nancy Spencer, Kate Vellis
Ballet Masters Julia Ponomareva, Sergii Sydorskyi, Andre Valladon
Composer in Residence Stella Sung
Conductor Raymond Chobaz
Medical Consultant Dr. Anthony Mancuso, Dr. Joan Bales
Physical Therapist Claudia Senesac
Chiropractor Stansberry Chiropractic Clinic
Massage Therapist Stansberry Chiropractic Clinic
Videographer Terry Moo
Inern, Social Media/Data Nadine Saladino
Sound Studio Skylab
Studio Photographer Johnston Photography
Performance Photographers Ani Collier, Colleen Rand, Monica Sue Nielsen
Education Consultants Judy Skinner, Jean Reid, Kimmy Keck
Lighting Designers Gerard Hale II, Bob Robins
Graphic Design Kelli McAdams, Maria Juan, Linda Rocha, Neil McKinney
Website Editors Monica Sue Nielsen, Linda Rocha
Cultural Affairs Board Liaison Derek Wohlust

Principal Dancers

Carla Amancio Buse Babadag Gretel Batista Jessie Dominguez
Aaron Gomez Alexsey Kuznetsov Ashley Brooke Lunn Yulia Pivotskaya
Beatriz Pereira Póvoas Julia Ponomareva Sergii Sidorskyi Fhillipe Teixeira
Andre Valladon Bárbara Várady Roberto Vega  

Guest Artists

Tim Cannon Tak Kwan Chu Ani Collier Ulises Daza
Rostislav Dzabraev Stephon Johnson Tony Mancuso Norbert Nirewicz
Rachel Ridley Sarah Beth Thompson    

Corps de Ballet

Sarah Abernethy* Savannah Banner* Destiny Bivins* Sara Gleim*
Kennedy Monroe* Lillian Withers*    


Juliana Greer* Emilia Leon* Marianna Mancuso*  Lauren Robinson*

*Students from the School. Pofahl Sudios is the Official School of Dance Alive National Ballet

Exclusive Tour Representation

Siegel Artist Management, LLC

Agent Contact:

Jennifer Morris 570-824-2266

Pofahl Studios is the Official School of Dance Alive National Ballet

Dance Alive National Ballet is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency in partnership with the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. DANB is also sponsored by the City of Gainesville, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. DANB is a registered 501-C not-for-profit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling (800) 435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

FEID #23-7348157; Tax Exempt #: 11-06-032954-60c. 

Photo of Reka Gyulai and Fhilipe Teixeira in PHANTOM: A TALE OF OBSESSION by Ani Collier.