Artistic Leadership

Our artistic staff works passionately to put exceptional dance on stage each and every performance. Meet the visionaries on our team.

Micael Pink

Artistic Director

Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet history. Since joining the Company in December of 2002, he has established himself as a prominent member of the Milwaukee arts community, demonstrating his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education and collaboration.

His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to be exciting and challenging. His long-awaited production of Peter Pan signified a major landmark in the Company’s history and was broadcast nationally by PBS in Spring of 2014. His production of Romeo & Juliet has also been broadcast by MPBS. In 2008, the Wisconsin Dance Council presented Pink with the Choreography/Performance Award. In 2014, the Milwaukee Press Club honored him with the Headliner Award for service to the arts. He received the Civic Music Association’s award for Distinguished Citizen – Professional in the Arts in 2015. He recently accepted the Educational Excellence Award from the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts which recognizes organizational achievement of a nonprofit that exemplifies collaboration in the arts.

Pink is an international choreographer whose theatrical productions of DraculaEsmeraldaSwan LakeGiselleThe Sleeping BeautyCinderellaRomeo & JulietLa BohèmeDon QuixoteMirror MirrorDorian Gray and Beauty and the Beast have been hailed as ‘Classical Ballet for the 21st Century’. His first professional work, 1914, was nominated for a West End Theatre Award, London.

Artistic Team

Production Staff

Production Manager

Libby Schultz

Stage and Company Manager

Cecilia de Erausquin

Assistant Stage Manager

Megan Harris

Head Carpenter

Bradley Jostons

Master Electrician

Dan Kampa

Properties Master

Kathryn Turner

Music Staff

Company Pianist

Hikari Nakamura

Costume Shop & Wardrobe

Costume Manager

Mary Piering

Wardrobe Supervisor

Christy Siebers

Costume Assistant

Latora Lezotte

Draper & Costume Coordinator

Lyn Kream


Harlan Ferstl


Carol Ross


Barry Link

Wig Stylist

Erica Cartledge