A team of dance-passionate professionals.

Ballet BC’s vision of innovation in dance is supported by a dedicated team. To contact the staff, click here.

Artistic Staff

Artistic Director: Medhi Walerski

Rehearsal Director: Lara Barclay

Guest Rehearsal Directors: Rupert Tookey, Tom Weinberger

Artists in Residence: Alexis Fletcher, Peter Smida

Resident Teachers: Beverley Bagg, Lara Barclay, Justine Chambers, Kate Franklin, Artemis Gordon, Heather Myers, Sabra Perry, David Raymond, Adi Salant, Sylvain Senez, Lesley Telford, Tiffany Tregarthen, Erica Trivett, Nicolas Ventura, Makaila Wallace

Guest Teachers: Jonathan Alsberry, Eric Beauchesne, Bret Easterling, Francisco Martinez, Jermaine Spivey, Naomi Stikeman, Tom Weinberger, Wen Wei Wang

Accompanists: Wendy Albrecht, Perri Lo, Trevor McLain, Michael Park, Amanda Pi, Gregg Schiller, Catherine Tseng


Administrative Staff

Executive Director: John Clark

Project Manager for Educational Outreach and Executive Initiatives: Anna Sedo

Artistic Administrator: Rebecca Karpus

Director of Finance: Deanna Louie

Bookkeeper: Afuwa Granger

Office & Volunteer Coordinator: Noni Raskin

Outreach Coordinator: Lara Barclay

Associate Director for Government and Corporate Support: Laurence Beauvais

Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving, Events & Foundations: Helen Wong

Development Coordinator: Andrew Nguyen

Audience Services Manager: Mikaela Sanders

Associate Director of Marketing: Adrienne Toye

Marketing Coordinator: Kristen Lawson

Media Relations: Shannon Heth, Milk Creative Communications

Graphic Designer: Derek von Essen

Creative Content Producer: Peter Smida

Photographer / Videographer: Michael Slobodian


Production Office

Director of Production & Operations: Derek Mack

Company Manager: Kate McMillan

Resident Lighting Designer/ Director: James Proudfoot

Head of Props & Scenic Carpenter: Randy Biro

Head of Wardrobe: Kate Burrows

Stage Manager: Linzi Voth


Medical Team

Company Doctor: Dr Shelaina Anderson, MD, CCFP (SEM), Cert. Performing Arts Medicine (American College of Sports Medicine)

Medical Advisor: Dr James A.P. Bovard, M.D., MCFP(SEM), Dip. Sport Med.

Physiotherapist: Cathy Gordon BSR, IMS

Naturopathic Doctors: Dr. Lawrence Chan, N.D., D.C., R.Ac, Dr. Alex Chan, N.D.


Stage, Wardrobe and Hair Crew at the QET are members of IATSE Local 118