Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jonathan Ledden - President

Private Investor

John A. "Skip" Kirst, Jr. - Vice President

Realtor®, Collado Real Estate

Judy St. Peter - Secretary

Mark Pulliam Fine Art

David Withee - Treasurer

JP Morgan Private Bank

Bettina Buckley

Walt Disney World Resort

Carol Burkett

Orange County Government

Nancy Gibbons

Orlando Magic

Marcia Hope Goodwin

City of Orlando

Robert Hill

Orlando Ballet – Artistic Director

Keri Holliday

PNC Bank

Shane Jewell

Orlando Ballet – Executive Director

Tim Kashani

Apples and Oranges Studios

Lynn Le, MD

Le Concierge MD

Krista Ledden

Community Volunteer

Traci Madara

Community Volunteer

La Voyce Porter

Frontline Insurance

Marco Santoro

Wells Fargo

Rick Skaggs

USF Federal Credit Union

Jennifer Socarras

UPSHOT Foundation

Jayne Willis

Orlando Health

Executive Director

Shane Jewell


After an extensive national search, Orlando Ballet is pleased to announce Shane Jewell as its new Executive Director!


Jewell previously served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet and brings nearly 15 years experience managing performing arts organizations.


Artistic Director, Robert Hill: “Shane and I have had great rapport since our first meeting, I could immediately sense his excitement to continue and expand Orlando Ballet’s growing momentum. I am eager to work with someone who can partner with me to deliver Orlando Ballet’s mission to entertain, educate and enrich through the highest quality of dance.”


“I am so thrilled to join Orlando Ballet at such an exciting time for the organization. The company is perfectly poised for tremendous growth in terms of size and the ability to fulfill our role in elevating the quality of the arts community to a level that befits the rising profile of Orlando,” said Shane. “I am humbled and grateful to work alongside Robert Hill, the entire staff and the board to enrich the cultural experience in this community.”


 » Read the full article by Matt Palm from the Orlando Sentinel