Executive Staff

Julie Diana Hench
Executive Director
Aydmara Cabrera
School Director
Dawn Dell'Omo
Chief Operating Officer & Director of Finance

Administrative Staff

Dan Bauer +
ARB Marketing Manager
Dan Bauer has been working in marketing and public relations for over 20 years. His recent credits include Alaudin Ullah’s Dishwasher Dreams at Castillo Theatre, Yehuda Hyman’s The Mar Vista at The Pershing Square Signature Theatre, Mac Wellman's A Chronicle of the Madness of Small Worlds, and The Jewish King Lear at Metropolitan Playhouse. For many years, Dan was director of public relations at McCarter Theatre Center and served as producer for Smart Talk Connected Conversations working with a long list of distinguished speakers including Julie Andrews, Debbie Reynolds, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Phylicia Rashad. Phone: 732.249.1254 ext. 23 Email: dbauer@arballet.org
Kaitlin Marino +
Graphic Designer
A recent graduate from Drexel University, Kaitlin holds a BS in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Art. Her skills and interests include print and web design, stationery, photography, illustration, and painting. She has experienced various design internships with companies such as Urban Outfitters and Kathy Davis. Kaitlin has grown up as a dancer and has carried this passion into all aspects of her life. She has competed on a Dance Team, attended a performing arts high school, performed on her dance team in college where she held the title of Captain, and was an Eagles Cheerleader Finalist in 2017. Dance and art are Kaitlin’s favorite way to express herself, emotionally, physically, and creatively. She has been part of the American Repertory Ballet family since Fall 2017 where she has combined both her passions of performance and design. Phone: 732.249.1254 ext. 18 Email: kmarino@arballet.org
Lisa de Ravel +
Princeton Ballet School and Special Projects Administrator
Lisa de Ravel (Princeton Ballet School and Special Projects Administrator) has Co-Chaired numerous ARB Annual Galas, 50th Organization reunion performance, 50th Nutcracker Celebration, and Fashion Shows. She served as Dean of Students from 2007-2017 and Alumni Relations Coordinator from 2015-2017. She joined American Repertory Ballet in 1988, and danced under the direction of Dermot Burke in ballets by Ailey, Arpino, Balanchine, Bournonville, Limón, Tudor, Taylor, Burke, Webre and others. From 1989-2006 she taught and choreographed for the Princeton Ballet School including coordinating the Cranbury program, now called Summer Intensive Intermediates. She has been a recipient of the Audrée Estey Award for Excellence in Dance Education, and has also been inducted into Princeton Ballet School Wall of Fame. Ms. de Ravel received her B.A. in Psychology, specializing in child and adolescent development, from Rutgers, The State University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and a member of Psi Chi psychology honor society. She received her dance training at North Carolina School of the Arts, the School of American Ballet and Boston Ballet. Email: lderavel@arballet.org   |   Phone: 609.921.7758 X 11
Carol Bellis +
Principal, Cranbury Studio | Coordinator, Summer Intensives | Ballet
Carol Bellis received her training on scholarship at the School of American Ballet, official school of the New York City Ballet. She danced with the Garden State Ballet and has taught for Garden State Ballet School, Gloria Govrin’s New Hope Ballet Academy, and the School of Performing Arts at Somerset Vo-Tech. She has been teaching here for more than 20 years, and is the principal of the Cranbury studio and the Coordinator of Princeton Ballet School’s summer programs. Ms. Bellis is also an Adjunct Professor of Ballet at Rider University. Email: cbellis@arballet.org   |   Phone: 609.921.7758, ext. 30
Lindsay Cahill +
Access & Enrichment and DANCE POWER Coordinator | DANCE POWER Teaching Artist | New Brunswick Summer Camp Instructor
Lindsay Cahill began her career at American Repertory Ballet in 2009 as a Dance Power Teaching Artist. Now in her new role as Access and Enrichment Coordinator she is excited to combine her love of the arts with her students, families and entire New Brunswick community. As a dance and gymnastics instructor for over 17 years, her passion of the arts shine through in her strong, patient and encouraging teaching style. Her past community partnership experience working in the City of New Brunswick's Mayor's Office and with New Brunswick City Market, her new role offers the ability to strengthen and improve the great City of New Brunswick she also calls home. Lindsay is looking forward to the opportunity to continue her work with the talented staff at ARB. Email: lcahill@arballet.org    |    Phone: 732.249.1254, ext. 19
Erika Mero +
PBW Juniors Teacher
Erika Mero (Ballet, PBW Juniors teacher) began her dance training at Princeton Ballet School. As a dancer in the Professional Training Program, she studied with Elisabeth Carroll, Septime Webre, Maria Youskevitch, Mary Pat Robertson and Douglas Martin. Ms. Mero was a member of Princeton Ballet II, a pre-professional company of the school, where she performed works by Sherry Alban and other members of the Princeton Ballet School staff.  Later, as a dancer in American Repertory Ballet Workshop, Ms. Mero appeared in the premiere of Graham Lustig’s Standstill as well as the ballerina role of Swanhilda in Coppélia.  During these years, she also attended The Juilliard School’s summer program for two years. In 2006, Ms. Mero graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase. While in attendance at SUNY, Ms. Mero began teaching at American Repertory Ballet's Princeton Ballet School in 2003 and continues to do so as a ballet instructor. She is also a Dance Instructor with American Repertory Ballet's DANCE POWER in New Brunswick and was named the Curriculum and Assessment Supervisor for the Program. Erika's performance work includes two seasons with Stuart Loungway’s Terra Firma Dance Theatre, several opera productions with Opera New Jersey and as a featured dancer/choreographer in Capriccio at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.  In May 2010, Erika graduated with an MA in Dance Education with a concentration in ABT Ballet Pedagogy from New York University. Ms. Mero is an ABT® certified teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Erika has been on the faculty for ABT's Young Dancer Summer Workshop since graduation from NYU and is currently an adjunct instructor at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ as well as Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of the Arts.