Education Faculty and Staff

BalletMet’s Education faculty and staff come from a wide variety of dance and education backgrounds.

Ambre Emory-Maier, DIrector of Education and BalletMet 2

Ambre Emory-Maier

Director of Education, Equity and Community Engagement

Elle Pierman Academy Faculty

Elle Pierman

Assistant Director of Education


BalletMet Education Department Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists at BalletMet have undergone well-rounded, superb training in working with students in public school setting using specific curricula from BalletMet. All Teaching Artists have a Bachelors degree or higher in Dance or a related field.

Kristina Sweazy
Laura Dustman
Sara Flannery
Leigh Lijoi
Cassandra Marsh
Brad Ostroff
Elle Pierman
Linzey Rice
Gail Spirit Sky
Megan Tedrick
Katy Tombaugh
Julia Wing

BalletMet Education Department Accompanists

Olga Boronilo
Kimberly Cole
Sue Dowdy
Irina Keller
Helen Kushnir
Gabriel Myrin
Nyla Phillips
Dee Saunders

Reynoldsburg City Schools Partnership:

Colleen Creghan
Catherine Derrow
Kristina Sweazy
Megan Fiscus
Dallas Karr
Jessica Lewis
Elle Pierman
Dee Saunders
Megan Tedrick
Katy Tombaugh

Contact the Education Department

322 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215