Artistic and Administrative Staff

Daniel Duell, Artistic Director & Founder
Patricia Blair, School Director & Associate Artistic Director
Ted Seymour, Resident Choreographer


Danny Valente, School Administrator and Manager of Operations
Brittany Hurst, School Administrator
Margaret Najarian, Marketing Manager
Megan Sindelar, Development Associate
Ryan Uecke, Finance Manager


Gail Kalver, Arts Management Consultant
The Swinton Group, Development Consultant

Ron McKinney, Official Ballet Chicago Photographer

Valdone Arffa, Codrut Barsan, Alex Benjamin, Jeremy Harris,
Eric Hiller, Debbie Kaczynski, Hyemi Kwon, John Mannos,
James Carl Osorio, Myron Silberstein, Una Stroda

Ballet Chicago Production Staff

Margaret L. Nelson, Production Manager & Lighting Designer
Jacob Snodgrass, Technical Director

In-Kind Services

Andrew Cripe - Polsinelli, PC
Wes Broquard - Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Kaitlyn N. Jakubowski - Sidley Austin, LLP
Lucy Kurczewski - Sidley Austin LLP
Timothy G. Payne -Sidley Austin LLP
Beth Rubin - Riemer and Braunstein LLP
Spencer Wood - Polsinelli, PC

Dr. Brian Marion DC, ART
Lincoln Park Chiropractic
Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC
Podiatrist / Sports Medicine

Special Thanks

Alex&Kherington Pointe Shoe Designs - Brandy Davis
American Girl Place® - Ann Peterson, Rosie Kreitman and Carolyn Joseph
Broadway in Chicago
Chicago Dance Supply
Chicago Food Planet
Chicago High School for the Arts Choral Department
Chicago Line Cruises - The Johnson Family
Crystal Limousine Group
Ensemble Español
Freed of London - Julienne Viola
Girl Scouts of America - Ashley Christensen
Susan Holiday
Peter Hurley
International Music Foundation - Maria Valdes
InterPark - Tesfu Ayale, Tewres Berhane, Scot Malysa
Erica Richard
RNA - Dave Conrad, Maria Balderas, Alez Farha
Lyric Opera Chicago
Macaroni Kid - Sara Youngblood-Ochoa
Marc Realty Staff
Midwest Young Artists
Motion Unlimited
Parent Power Chicago
Beth Streever
West Loop Spine and Stability - Dr. Anthony Ries


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