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Michael Pink | Artistic Director
Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.Biography
Kristin Dimmer | General Manager
Kristin Dimmer was a Milwaukee Ballet II dancer from 2008 to 2010 and faculty member at MBSA for many years. Prior to taking the helm as General Manager of the School & Academy she was the Chair of the Performing Arts Department and Artistic Director at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee.
Alyce Andrews danced with the Nashville Ballet for three seasons before joining the Milwaukee Ballet from 1991-2002. She was trained by her mother, Pat Gillispie, with Classical Ballet Memphis. She studied at the ballet schools of Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet and received scholarships for San Francisco Ballet School as well as the National Academy of the Arts. In the summer of 1995, she completed the advanced examination for the Royal Academy of Dance and was one of two dancers in the United States to be awarded the coveted Solo Seal of the Academy. Recently, Alyce has joined dancers from all over the world to dance at the Feast of Tabernacles in Israel with the International Christian Embassy. Most recently, Alyce was the founder and director of the Steps of Grace Ballet from 2003-2018.
A native of Ukraine, Tatiana Jouravel-Malinkine is a graduate of the National Ballet School of UKraine, and is a Russian/Vaganova trained.
After working as a professional dancer with Hartford Ballet 1992-1994,
and Boston Ballet 1994-2001,Tatiana joined Milwaukee Ballet as a principal dancer in 2003 and danced for 8 seasons .
Tatiana’s repertoire includes: Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Marie -Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker, Kitri in Don Quixote, Odette in Swan Lake, Lucy in Michael Pink’s Dracula , Titania in Bruce Wells Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kingdom of Shades in La Bayadere, Carmen in Carmen, Divertissement in Raymonda, Cinderella n Michael Pink’s Cinderella and Tiger Lily in Michaels Pink’s Peter Pan. She has danced in Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Rubies, Serenade and Symphony in C, Allegro Briliante , leading girl in Agon , Paul Taylor’s Company B and Lila York’s Celts and Coronach. Ms. Jouravel has also danced in works by Kenneth MacMillan, Antony Tudor, Mark Godden, Trey McIntyre, Christopher Wheeldon, Adam Hougland, Petr Zahradnicek, Michael Corder, and Kirk Peterson.
Ms. Jouravel was awarded the Grand Prix Prize at the Competition of the Soviet Union Ballet Schools in Minsk, Belarussia in 1992. In 1996, she won a silver medal at the New York International Ballet Competition.
Ms. Jouravel-Malinkine has taught ballet classes at Boston Ballet School , Chautauqua Ballet (New York), Atlanta Ballet School, and other many schools and, since 2003, at Milwaukee Ballet School as part time and after her retirement full time since 2010.
Ms. Malinkine taught in UWM and MB2 for five years.
Tatiana has also been a Pilates Certified Instructor since 2003.
Victoria (Tori) Stevenson
Victoria Stevenson is originally from Chino Hills, California where she received her ballet training at Inland Pacific Ballet. She continued her training at Pasadena Dance Theatre and performed various demi-soloist roles. Victoria received multiple summer scholarships to study at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Orlando Ballet. At seventeen she was offered a contract to dance with Nevada Ballet Theatre where she performed Blue Girls in Le Patineurs, Who Cares?, Rubies, and Serenade, to name a few. In 2009, Victoria joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program. As an MBII, she performed with Milwaukee Ballet in Michael Pink’s Esmeralda, Snow and Flowers in The Nutcracker, Mazurka in Coppélia and as a Summer Fairy in Cinderella. Stevenson has worked as the répétiteur for Septime Webre’s ALICE (in Wonderland), Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast and Swan Lake. Victoria is currently teaching for Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and for the esteemed Milwaukee Ballet Community Outreach department. She is the head coordinator for the Relevé program, and has been teaching for the program for seven years.