Faculty and Staff

BalletMet’s Dance Academy faculty and staff come from a wide variety of dance backgrounds. Following a curriculum designed by Academy Director, Maria Torija, each instructor works with their students to develop their understanding, skills and appreciation for dance.

Maria Torija

Academy Director

Daryl Kamer

Academy Co-Founder and Coordinator of Children’s Division

Kathy Wilson

Academy Manager

Andres Estevez

Rehearsal Director

Susan Dromisky

Rehearsal Director

Dmitri Suslov

Coordinator of Performance Ensemble


Cathi Aldrich
Olga Boronilo

Susan Dowdy
Phil Dupont
Chris Hokanson
Irina Keller
Joowon Kim
Helen Kushnir
Gabriel Myrin
Amanda O’Neil
Nyla Phillips
Bryn Tysl

Contact the Academy

322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215