Artistic Director Michael Pink

Sponsored by Sue and Allan ‘Bud’ Selig

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.

Ballet Master Denis Malinkine

Sponsored by Heil Family Foundation
  • Biography

    A native Russian, Denis Malinkine graduated from the esteemed Bolshoi Ballet Academy. He soon joined the Moscow Classical Ballet in 1985 and participated in many of the Company’s tours, including: the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, among othesrs. In 1990 he joined the National Ballet of Portugal.

    In 1993, Mr. Malinkine was invited by Christopher Gable to join England’s Northern Ballet Theatre. As a principal he created the title role in the landmark production of Dracula by Michael Pink and Christopher Gable, and the roles of Captain Phoebus in Pink’s Hunchback of Notre Dame and Albrecht in Northern Ballet Theatre’s Giselle. He expanded this experience in the genre of Dance Drama in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Christmas Carol, Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Brontes and Carmen.

    Mr. Malinkine has worked with Atlanta Ballet since 1999 where he created the role of Romeo in Michael Pink’s Romeo & Juliet. During his career he has appeared in classical ballet performances, and in productions by George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Lila York and many others.

    Mr. Malinkine has acted as guest artist and assistant to Mr. Pink in performing and remounting these works for Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Internationale and the Norwegian National Ballet. He also assisted John McFall in his work for Peter Pan with Ballet Internationale.

Ballet Master Luz San Miguel

Sponsored by Jane and Jim Bell
  • Biography

    Born in Madrid, Spain, Luz San Miguel received her training at Carmina Ocana Ballet School and on a scholarship at the Municipal Institute of Ballet in Antwerp, Belgium. Prior to joining Milwaukee Ballet, she danced with BalletMet Columbus, Charleston Ballet Theater, Tulsa Ballet, and in Germany’s Dresdner Ballet and Leipziger Ballet. She also performed as a guest artist in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and several cities in the United States. San Miguel has performed leading roles in ballets by John Cranko, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Anthony Tudor, Stanton Welch, Uwe Scholz, Glen Tetley, Paul Taylor, Lila York and Jerome Robbins, among others. During her time with Milwaukee Ballet, San Miguel has performed roles such as Lucy in Dracula, Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker, Odile and Odette in Swan Lake, Kitri and Matador Lady in Don Quixote, Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, Swanhilda in Coppélia, the title roles in Cinderella, Esmeraldaand Giselle, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Mimi in La Bohème,and Snow White in Mirror Mirror. This is her 12th season with Milwaukee Ballet.

Milwaukee Ballet II Program

Rolando Yanes

Director – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2119

Mireille Favarel

Associate Director – Email:

Alyson Chavez

Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2120

Lori McNichols

Coordinator –, Phone: 414.902.2126


Denis Malinkine, Tatiana Malinkine, Lori McNichols, Karl von Rabenau


Douglas McCubbin

Production Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2112

Lexie Klasing

Stage Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2109

Joe Bzura

Head Electrician – Email:

Bill Woger

Technical Director – Email:

Anders Meyer

Properties Master – Email:

Costume Shop

Mary Piering

Costume Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2115

Christy Siebers

Wardrobe Mistress – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2116

Krista Allenstein

Costume Rentals & Shoe Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2116

Harlan Ferstl


Micky Simmons


Lyn Kream


Anthony Mackey

Wig Stylist

Music Department

Andrews Sill

Music Director

Pasquale Laurino

Associate Conductor

Lori Babinec

Orchestra Manager – Email:, Phone: 414.902.2122

Steven Ayers

Company Pianist

Medical Staff

Froedtert Sports Medicine Center and Medical College of Wisconsin Physicians and Clinics

William G. Raasch, M.D.


Craig C. Young, M.D.


Laura Gottschlich, D.O.


Traci Gibb, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer


Chris Melkovitz, P.T.

Psychology and the Performing Arts

Kris Juergens, Psy.D

Email:, Phone: 262-391-8040

Mary Neff, Psy. D

Phone: 414-962-6764

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