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

Joy L. Raub
Executive Director

Administration

Deby Sherrod Barath
Business Manager

Angela (Natale) Ayotte
Office Manager

Michael Ritzert
Marketing Consultant

Cyndi Halter
Office Consultant

Janice Riley
Bookkeeper

Artistic

Julie Mizer-Grasse
Early Childhood Specialist

Anna Spinelli
Ballet/Rehearsal Assistant

Zachary Catazaro
Resident Master Teacher

Nadeen Green
Modern Dance Specialist

Caroline Kappel
Pilates Specialist/Substitute Instructor

Matthew Roberts
Contemporary Dance Specialist

Luca Sportelli
Ballet Specialist

Lauren Stenroos
Ballet & Pilates Specialist

Madison Campbell
Ballet & Pointe Instructor

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.