Cat Studdard - Richmond Ballet
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Cat Studdard

Development Director

Hometown: Washington, DC // Joined: 1997

Cathleen Studdard studied at American University and Virginia Commonwealth University graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in dance and choreography. She began working with Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion (MIM) in its third year, training under founding director Brett Bonda and continuing her training in New York with Lori Klinger, Executive and Artistic Director of Rosie’s Theater Kids and Jacques d’Amboise, founding Artistic Director of National Dance Institute. Cat appreciates bringing together people from all walks of life to share transformative, meaningful arts experiences.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Richmond Ballet?
Being around art and artists! A walk around the building any day will bring the sight of incredibly talented professional dancers, choreographers in action, ballet masters coaching the smallest nuances of performance, musicians playing the piano or drums for rehearsals and classes of aspiring students.

What is your favorite aspect of living in Richmond?
The river and the parks system that connects to it and a beautiful community of friends.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Gardening, especially planting native plants. Cooking food from the garden and baking.

Richmond Ballet

Development 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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Sarah Ferguson headshot, Operations Director and Company Photographer.
Sarah Ferguson
Operations Director and Company Photographer
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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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Tanya Dolphin headshot, Accountant.
Tanya Dolphin
Accountant
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Sara Heifetz headshot, Accounting Assistant.
Sara Heifetz
Accounting Assistant
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Gretchen Hemmer headshot, Facilities Manager.
Gretchen Hemmer
Facilities Manager
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Artistic Team

Headshot of Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett.
Stoner Winslett
Artistic Director
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Ma Cong headshot, Associate Artistic Director.
Ma Cong
Associate Artistic Director
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Malcolm Burn headshot, Artistic Associate & Ballet Master.
Malcolm Burn
Artistic Associate & Ballet Master
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Judy Jacob headshot, Artistic Associate & School Director.
Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & School Director
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Jerri Kumery headshot, Ballet Master.
Jerri Kumery
Ballet Master
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Igor Antonov headshot, Richmond Ballet II Director & Ballet Master.
Igor Antonov
Richmond Ballet II Director & Ballet Master
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Production Team

Tracie Morin headshot, Production Manager.
Tracie Woods Morin
Production Director
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Scott Henley headshot, Technical Director.
Scott Henley
Technical 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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Maddie Kunert headshot, Production Stage Manager.
Maddie Kunert
Production Stage Manager
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Minds in Motion Team

Katherine Smothers headshot, Associate School Director, Community Engagement.
Katherine Smothers
ASSOCIATE SCHOOL DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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Portrait of Jordan Glunt, Minds In Motion Director.
Jordan Glunt
MINDS IN MOTION DIRECTOR
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Portrait Blanton Bradley, MInds In Motion Music Supervisor.
Blanton Bradley
MInds In Motion Music Supervisor
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Elise Gaubatz
TEACHING ARTIST
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School of Richmond Ballet Team

Judy Jacob headshot, Artistic Associate & School Director.
Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & School Director
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Tara Penick
Tara Penick
Associate School Director, Training Divisions
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Lauren Fagone
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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Sarah Ruppel Bullis
Sarah Ruppel Bullis
Ballet Birthday Party Coordinator
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Susan Collet
Susan Collet
School Business Director
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Mariah Taghavie-Moghadam
School Administrator
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Marketing Team

Carrie Bilek
Carrie Bilek
Marketing & Communications Director
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Valerie Tellmann-Henning
Public Relations & Content Manager
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Dawn LeHuray
Box Office Manager
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Emma Cote
Graphic Designer/Digital Coordinator
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Sarah Ferguson headshot, Operations Director and Company Photographer.
Sarah Ferguson
Company Photographer, Operations Director
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Development Team

Cat Studdard
Development Director
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Jennifer Chapman
Regional Engagement Coordinator
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Anika Imajo
Grants Specialist
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Susannah Piersol
Donor Relations Manager
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Mary Ann Reid
Development Associate
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