Our Team

A team of dedicated, passionate, and creative individuals supports our world-class productions and artists, operating our School & Academy, and bringing Milwaukee Ballet into the community.

Interested in joining the team? View current job opportunities online.


Artistic Team

Denis Malinkine | Rehearsal Director
Luz San Miguel | Rehearsal Director
Mirielle Favarel | MBII Artistic Director
Davit Hovhannisyan | MBII Rehearsal Director
Hikari Nakamura | Company Pianist


Cora Trexell | Assistant – Administration & Advancement
Steven Ayers | Assistant – Accounting
Joyette Bowen | Receptionist – Baumgartner Center for Dance



Ivana Bajic | Development Manager – Donor Relations
Donna O’Loughlin | Development Manager – Major Gifts & Grants
Christine Duback | Events and Boutique Manager


Hannah Cook | Marketing & Communications Manager
Rachel Malehorn | Creative Content Manager

Patron Services

Tom Carter | Ticket Operations Manager
Sean McGibany | Patron Services Coordinator

School & Academy


Tatiana Jouravel-Malinkine  |  Head of Training – Academy & Pre-Professional Division
Alyce Andrews  |  Head of Training – Children’s Division, Towne Centre Branch Manager
Victoria Stevenson
  |  Head of Training – Student Division, Riverpoint Branch Manager

Faculty & Accompanists

Colin DeJong | Lead Accompanist

View School & Academy Faculty & Accompanists online.


Alyx Johnson  |  Coordinator – School & Academy
Katie Kowols  |  Registrar – School & Academy
Natalie Dellutri  |  Administrative Assistant – School & Academy

Community Engagement

Rachel Howell  |  Manager – Community Engagement
Sejain Bastidas  |  Lead Faculty – MBSA & Community Engagement
Danielle Thomsen  |  Community Engagement Assistant


The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network
The Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine team is a leading provider of comprehensive sports-based programs to treat and prevent injury, aid recovery and enhance performance. Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is the official sports medicine provider for Milwaukee Ballet Company.

  • William G. Raasch, M.D.
  • Craig C. Young, M.D.
  • Laura Gottschlich, D.O.
  • Kahla Hendricks, M.S., L.A.T., P.E.S.
  • Chris Melkovitz, P.T.
  • Matthew Krimmer, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Psychology and the Performing Arts

  • Dr. Kristin Juergens
  • Dr. Mary Neff
  • Dr. Mike Zussman
  • Dr. Jennifer Katele
  • Dr. Shanna Thomsen
  • Dr. David Songco
  • Dr. Heidi Pernitz
  • Dr. Jill Delie