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Board & Staff

Artistic Staff

Email to contact our Artistic Staff & AjkunBT Dancers 

Artistic Director
Live Music Director

Dan Tomolescu 

Artistic Advisors

Maria Elena Astrova 
Ellen Sinopoli 
Ramon Thielen 
Royce Zackery

Ballet Coordinators

Ella Marjorie Betts
Ariel Corrêa
Andrea Escobar
David Sturmer

Performing Artists

Show Production

Presenters and Producers, please call +1 (347) 346-9951. For media requests, please email

Production Directors

Bill Darcy, The Egg Performing Arts Center
Greg Brown, Hostos Performing Arts Center

Film Producers

Alexeij Ajkun
David Ford

Lighting Designers

Alyssa Di Panfilo 

Takashi Hosoi

John King

Katherine MacLellan
Yuriy Nayer 

Music Editor

Chris Kakurai


Markus Frei
Annachiara Maffezzoli
Konrad Nierwinski


Deto Ahn
Fadil Berisha 
Christopher Gagliardi
Simone Ghera 
Gary Gold 
Paula Kajzar
Ted Kivitt 
Rachel Neville
Rosalie O'Connor 
Noel Valero

Social media & Web management 

Justin Clark 
Stefano Galeazzi
Andrea Succi
Rocio Guitierez


Emma Rose Godman, Supervisor 
Nureiles Barreiro, Assistant
Tricia Clamdiggers, Assistant
PJ Clamdiggers, Assistant

Backstage Personnel

Chi Shay, Chief Hair Stylist
Mia Bouman, Chief Make-Up Artist
Kleona Nokshiqi, Chief Make-Up Artist

Well-being Unit


Mary Jo Byrne, AP 

Traditional Medical Care

Dr. Payam Cohen, DDS, PC, Doctor of Dental Science
Dr. Sumati B. Deutscher, OD, Doctor of Optometry
Joanne Rooney, RNP, Chief Nursing Officer

Complementary Medicine

Dr. Gregory A. Werner, DC, Chiropractic Doctor
Dr. Jia Kang, Acupuncturist and Herbal Medicine Doctor
Patrizia Mantovani, Yoga, Gyrotonic and Pilates Certified Instructor 
Shannon Keller, Masseuse
Robin Werner, Nutritionist


To contact our Administrators and Managing Staff, please email

Board of Directors

Dr. Chiara Ajkun President
Ramona Vicenty Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Daniela Ghiraldini 

Chief Executive Officer for the EU
Dr. Maria Antonia Barone 

Chief Financial Grants Officer for the EU
Maria Dolores Garcia 

Chief Financial Grants Officer, and Treasurer
Manuel Castro 

Director of Foreign and Internal Affairs
Monique Ortiz Lopez de Victoria 

Director of Public Relations
Dr. Domenic Guastaferro 

Director of Education 
Mary-Jo Byrne 

Director of Well Being
Vivian Henao Secretary

Business and human resources

Guy J Sirna Certified Public Accountant
Gianni Toniutti Attorney at Law, Tosolini, Lamura, Rasile & Toniutti Law Firm 
Mitchell Weingarden Attorney at Law, Menken & Weingarden pllc 


Suli Rivera Office Manager
Michael Coscia Office Assistant
Ken Ogura Office Assistant
Fabio Tosi Technology Assistant

Box Office

Margarita Almazan
Emmett Shanley
Fernando Gonzales


Board of Directors and Postal Mail

30 Pilot Street, suite 3 L

New York City, NY 10464


One Grand Central Place

60th East 42nd St, Suite 1027

New York City, NY 10165

Artistic Division

Avalon Clinton

510 West 52nd Street

New York City, NY 10019

Production Division

129 West 56th Street

New York City, NY 10019

Studios and Theatres

Ajkun Ballet Theatre does NOT receive postal mail at these addresses.

The City Center Studios 
130 W 56th Street, 
New York City, NY 10019

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street, 
New York City, NY 10018

New 42nd Street Studios 
229 W 42nd Street, 
New York City, NY 10036

Open Jar on Broadway
1601 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019

The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019

The Hostos Performing Arts Center 
450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street

New York City, NY 10451


The Linda Kelly Theater
265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801

The Whitney Theater 
265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801

The Dance in Italy Festival 
Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy 30124

The Egg Performing Arts Center 
1 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12220 

The Ajkun Ballet Theatre, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation founded to promote public interest in the art of dance, to present dance productions, and to support younger generations of dancers and dance professionals. A Special Thank to our Team of Volunteers making it possible for Ajkun Ballet Theatre to carry on its mission. Annual Reports and Audited Financials may be obtained by contacting Ajkun Ballet Theatre's CPA.
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