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Jonathan Solari, CEO

Jonathan Solari's appointment as CEO of Madison Ballet combines a long career in the arts with a love for continuously strengthening his adopted home of Madison.

Sara Schumann, Artistic Director

Sara Stewart Schumann was a choreographer, solo dancer, and ballet master with the Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1990 to 2006.  Her choreography for Lyric productions includes: La TraviataFaustMacbethManon LescautRigolettoAttilaI E Capuletti et Montechi, and Un ballo in Maschera.  

Gretchen Bourg, Managing Director

A native of Spooner, Wisconsin, Gretchen Bourg has spent her career in the dance world moving from dancer to teacher to administrative leader, serving as Madison Ballet’s Managing Director since 2018.  

Veronica Castillo, Education & Outreach Coordinator

Veronica Castillo is a native of El Paso, Texas and was raised in Iowa City, Iowa. She holds a BA in Art History and Non-Profit Organization from the University of Iowa and a Master's degree in Bilingual Education from Edgewood College.