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 Traviata, Faust, Macbeth, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, Attila, I E Capuletti et Montechi, and Un ballo in Maschera.
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.
A Madison native, Ms. Butler’s training includes dancing with Ballet Chicago, Miami City Ballet School and The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
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.
Kelle is a life long Madisonian. At the age of 5, she told her mother she was going to be a crossing guard during the day and a professional ballet dancer at night.