Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Cheryl Collins | Executive Director

Cheryl Collins joined Orlando Ballet in 2016 as Director of Development, and since that time has led efforts to double annual Contributed Income from $1.4 million to over $3 million. Cheryl’s strategic focus has been cultivating the breadth Orlando Ballet’s individual, corporate, and foundation relationships, securing major gifts and key partnerships with Orlando Health, PNC Bank, Orlando Magic, Disney, Sonny’s BBQ, Dr. Phillips Charities and Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, among many others. Her success led to her being honored in 2021 as the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser in 2021 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Cheryl was also a key contributor to the design and funding of the $12.5 million Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre and secured an additional $1 million to enhance lighting, projection, and other production enhancements to the Ledden Great Hall.

Appointed Executive Director in April 2020, Cheryl works collaboratively with Artistic Director, Jorden Morris, the Orlando Ballet Board of Directors, and staff to advance the significant momentum built over the last five years, including during the height of the COVID-19 global health crisis

An Orlando native, Cheryl spent 15 years with Orlando Health Foundation prior to joining Orlando Ballet and is a graduate of the UCF College of Communications. She has held the Certified Fundraising Executive Credential since 2013 and brings significant additional experience and a track record of success in the areas of talent development, marketing & communications, project management, concept development, and event design.


Board of Directors 22-23 (Effective July 1, 2022)

Richard J. Skaggs – Immediate Past President

Darden Credit Union

Jayne Willis DNP, RN – Vice President

UCF College of Nursing

Jean Grono-Nowry – Treasurer

Massey Services, Inc.

Nancy Gibbons – Secretary

Cornerstone Hospice Foundation

Jonathan Ledden – President

Private Investor

Margaret Shan Atkins

Community Volunteer

Sandor Bondorowsky

Total Media Productions, Inc.

Bettina Buckley

Disney Parks Live Entertainment

Carol Burkett

Orange County Government

Ekta Desai

SchenkelShultz Architecture

Marcia Hope Goodwin

City of Orlando

Keri Holliday

PNC Private Bank

Angie Jernigan

Orlando Health

Tim Kashani

Apples and Oranges Studios

John A. “Skip” Kirst, Jr.

Broker Associate, Collado Real Estate

Lynn Le, MD

Le Concierge MD

Traci Madara

Community Volunteer

La Voyce Porter

Frontline Insurance

Marco Santoro

Wells Fargo

Geanne Share

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Socarras

UPSHOT Foundation

Lisa Westlake

Private Investor

David Withee

JP Morgan Private Bank

Krista Ledden

Community Volunteer

Jennifer Bentson

Co-Chair – Orlando Ballet Ambassadors

Cheryl Collins, CFRE

Orlando Ballet Executive Director

Jorden Morris

Orlando Ballet Artistic Director

Lizette Valarino

Chair, Amigos del Orlando Ballet

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