Susannah Piersol - Richmond Ballet
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Susannah Piersol

Donor Relations Manager

Hometown: Richmond, VA // Joined: 2013

Susannah Piersol was first introduced to Richmond Ballet in fourth grade at Fox Elementary where she participated in the Minds In Motion program. From there she fell in love with dance and went on to participate in Team XL, Team XXL, and the Stoner Winslett Scholarship Ballet Class. Susannah graduated from the University of Virginia with Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Religious Studies. Upon graduation, she reconnected with Richmond Ballet when she became a Minds In Motion Teaching Artist Assistant. She then moved to New York City where she served as a Senior Account Executive at Village Print & Media. The organization has had such a huge impact on her life that when she returned from living in NYC she found her way back to it again. This time she decided to take her love for people and put that to use by working as a member of the Development team.

What is your favorite aspect of working at Richmond Ballet?
I love the passion that encompasses everyone who works for the organization. We all love dance in different ways and care about our mission to awaken and uplift the human spirit through dance. I personally love the impact the Minds In Motion program had on my life and love that through my job I can give others access to this life changing program.

What is your favorite aspect of living in Richmond?
The neighborhoods! I love how each one has its own set of incredible architecture, delicious restaurants, and unique shops. Each neighborhood has its own chic vibe.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love running and biking. I go on long runs all over the city and long bike rides along the Virginia Capital Trail.

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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