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

Maria Torija

Academy Director

Darly Kramer Academy Founder

Daryl Kamer

Academy Co-Founder and Coordinator of Children’s Division

Academy manager Kathy Wilson

Kathy Wilson

Academy Manager

Andres Estevez

Andres Estevez

Rehearsal Director

Susan Dromisky

Susan Dromisky

Rehearsal Director

BalletMet Academy Faculty Dmitri Suslov

Dmitri Suslov

Coordinator of Performance Ensemble

Children’s Division Faculty

Kate Blake
Laura Dustman
Cassandra Hope
Daryl Kamer
Kelsey McIntire
Chloe Napoletano
Megan Tedrick

Student Division, Trainee and Teen and Adult Faculty

Janet Braden
Scott Brown
Teresa Catterlin
Emily B. Craver
Megan Davis Bushway
Laura Dustman
Darielle Eberhard
Ambre Emory-Maier
Romel Formeta
Kelly Hurlburt
Jonathan Jordan
Dallas Karr
Danielle Kfoury
Laura Neese
Lindsey Oates
Elle Pierman 
Sarah Levitt Ramey
Elaine Spielberg
Megan Tedrick
Maria Torija
Zoica Tovar
Carrie West
Dionysia Williams

Accompanists

Cathi Aldrich
Olga Boronilo

Susan Dowdy
Phil Dupont

Scott Ewing
Doug Hare
Chris Hokanson
Irina Keller
Joowon Kim
Helen Kushnir
Gabriel Myrin
Amanda O’Neil
Nyla Phillips

Contact the Academy

Downtown
322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
614.224.1672
academy@balletmet.org