Brett Bonda - Richmond Ballet
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Brett Bonda

Managing Director

Hometown: Reading, PA // Joined: 1985

With Richmond Ballet since 1985, Brett Bonda has served the organization as a dancer, administrator, educator, and director. A dancer with the professional company from 1985-1995, Mr. Bonda performed much of the company’s repertory, dancing lead roles in ballets such as Rodeo and Coppélia, and appearing in the premiere of Stoner Winslett’s original work Ancient Airs and Dances. After learning of the outreach work done through Lori Klinger and the National Dance Institute, Mr. Bonda elected to retire from the stage to become the Education and Minds In Motion Director for Richmond Ballet. Mr. Bonda served as the program’s artistic and administrative coordinator for 16 years. Additionally, Mr. Bonda has served as the Ballet’s Company Manager, Tour Manager, and video producer, before stepping into his current role as Managing Director, where he has worked closely with members of the Ballet’s Board to oversee the organization’s strategic planning and governance, and to initiate the Road To China project in 2014. Mr. Bonda’s work with Richmond Ballet has been recognized both statewide and nationally: he has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and as a juror for the Coming Up Taller Awards, and he is a board member for Virginians for the Arts. In 2001, Mr. Bonda received Richmond Magazine’s Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts and, in the summer of 2014, he represented the United States at the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Beijing alongside U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett. Mr. Bonda is an alumnus of Virginia Intermont College.

Richmond Ballet

Admin Team

Administrative Team

Brett Bonda headshot, Managing Director.
Brett Bonda
Managing Director
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Michelle Muller headshot, CFO.
Michelle Muller
Chief Financial Officer
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Donna Carter headshot, Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director.
Donna Lynne Carter
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director
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Monica Ross
Facilities Administrator
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Tanya Dolphin headshot, Accountant.
Tanya Dolphin
Accountant
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Sara Heifetz headshot, Accounting Assistant.
Sara Heifetz
Accounting Assistant
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Artistic Team

Headshot of Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett.
Stoner Winslett
Artistic Director
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Ma Cong
Associate Artistic Director
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Judy Jacob headshot, Artistic Associate & School Director.
Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & Chairman of Faculty
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Jerri Kumery headshot, Ballet Master.
Jerri Kumery
Artistic Associate
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Igor Antonov headshot, Richmond Ballet II Director & Ballet Master.
Igor Antonov
Artistic Associate and Richmond Ballet II Director
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Lauren Fagone
Répétiteur and Artistic Coordinator

Production Team

Tracie Morin headshot, Production Manager.
Tracie Woods Morin
Production Director
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Christopher Devlin Hill headshot, Master Electrician.
Christopher Devlin Hill
Master Electrician
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Emily Morgan headshot, Costume Director.
Emily Morgan
Costume Director
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Dave Watkins headshot, Audio/Visual Supervisor.
Dave Watkins
Audio/Visual Supervisor
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Taylor Boerckel
Company Manager
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Liam Fitzpatrick
Technical Director

Minds in Motion Team

Sarah Ferguson headshot, Operations Director and Company Photographer.
Sarah Ferguson
Education & Community Programs Director and Company Photographer
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Portrait of Jordan Glunt, Minds In Motion Director.
Jordan Glunt
MINDS IN MOTION DIRECTOR
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Katherine Smothers headshot, Associate School Director, Community Engagement.
Katherine Smothers
MINDS IN MOTION ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE AND TEACHING ARTIST
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Portrait Blanton Bradley, MInds In Motion Music Supervisor.
Blanton Bradley
Minds In Motion Accompanist
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Elle Gaubatz
TEACHING ARTIST
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Kristen Harts
Minds In Motion/Community Program Administrative Assistant
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School of Richmond Ballet Team

Sarah Ferguson headshot, Operations Director and Company Photographer.
Sarah Ferguson
Education & Community Programs Director and Company Photographer
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Judy Jacob headshot, Artistic Associate & School Director.
Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & Chairman of Faculty
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Tara Penick
Tara Penick
School of Richmond Ballet Director
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Susan Collet
Susan Collet
School Business Director
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Lauren Fagone
Adult Division Coordinator
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Anne Sidney Hetherington
Anne Sidney Hetherington
Children's & Lower Division Coordinator
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Cecile Tuzli
Cecile Tuzii
Ensembles Coordinator
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Kate Fillenwarth
School Administrator
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Marketing Team

Carrie Bilek
Carrie Bilek
Marketing & Communications Director
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Ashton Clevenger
Graphic Designer
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Kyle Cornell
Box Office & Arts Administration Assistant
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Development Team

Brooke Bates
Development Director
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Jennifer Chapman
Regional Engagement Coordinator
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Mary Ann Reid
Development Associate
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Erin Cary
Grants Specialist
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