Our Team

Canton Ballet is proud of its outstanding artistic and administrative staff made up of top talent in every area of its operations, including its instructors, musicians, costume designers, production staff, and administrative professionals.

Leadership

Jennifer Catazaro Hayward
Artistic Director

Administration

Deby Sherrod Barath
Business Manager

Michael Ritzert
Marketing Consultant

Janice Riley
Bookkeeper

Artistic

Allison Campbell Brewer
Assistant to the Director

Julie Mizer-Grasse
Lower School Principal/
Early Childhood Specialist

Anna Spinelli
Ballet/Rehearsal Assistant

Zachary Catazaro
Resident Master Teacher/Advisor

Angelo Lemmo
Ballet/Modern/Choreographer

Madison Campbell
Ballet

Luca Sportelli
Ballet

Caroline Kappel
Pilates/Ballet/Tap

Matthew Roberts
Contemporary

Bruno Palheta
Jazz

Nadeen Green
Modern Dance/Substitute

Lauren Stenroos
Ballet/Substitute

Accompaniment

Sharon Walsh
Principal Pianist

Costume

Elizabeth Kaplan
Resident Costume Designer

Elizabeth Ekey
Wardrobe Mistress

Cofounders
Jane Bingham Fawcett
Suzanne Ferguson

Artistic Director Emeritus
Cassandra Crowley

Our Board

President
Emily Gordon
Instructor, Artful Living & Learning

Vice President
Cole Bond
Attorney, Bond Law LTD

Treasurer
Russ Phillips
Managing Partner, The Phillips Organization

Secretary
Aletha Carver
Attorney

Past President
Ryan McMichael
Chiropractor, McMichael Chiropractic

Trustee
Stephanie Cargill
Executive Director, Women’s Impact, Inc.

Trustee
Maria Charif
Dermatologist, Pheonix Dermatology

Trustee
Kristen DeDent
Director of Client Services, AccessTeleCare

Trustee
Amelia Diamond
Community Volunteer

Trustee
Justin Ray
Account Manager, Fresh Mark

Trustee
Heather Richkowski
HR Consultant, Richkowski Group

Trustee
Pamela Shaw
Retired Head of School, Canton Country Day School

​Employment Opportunities

​Join our Dance Family!

Share your talent and passion by becoming part of the Canton Ballet team. We're always looking for dedicated substitute teachers and other talented individuals. Visit our employment opportunities page to learn more.