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Sara Schumann, Interim 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 General Manager since September 2011.  Ms. Bourg brings over 15 years of experience as a business manager, community leader, educator and performer to Madison Ballet.

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.