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Board of Directors


Nashville Ballet is governed by a Board of Directors, a working board of community leaders accountable for making the artistic aspirations and financial well-being of Nashville Ballet its top priorities.

Members of Nashville Ballet’s Board of Directors give their time, talents and treasures to further the organization’s goals.

Executive officers serve one-year terms, and lead board members who continuously work to further the mission of Nashville Ballet within the community.

Board members are elected to three-year terms and are an integral part of Nashville Ballet.

Mrs. Amy A. Atkinson
Mrs. Anita Baltimore
Mr. John Bettis
Dr. Kerri Cavanaugh
Mrs. John R. Cheadle, Jr.
Dr. Leslie Douglas Churchwell
Mrs. Lisa Cole 
Mrs. Brenda Corbin
Mr. Michael A. Crabb III
Miss Lindsey B. Davis, Ex-Officio, Young Leaders Board Intern
Mrs. Ralph W. Davis, Jr., Ex-Officio, Co-Chair, Ballet Ball 2014
Dr. James Dedmon

Mrs. Rosemary Dickerson
Mrs. Chandra Douglas
Mrs. Emmely M. Duncan
Mrs. Patricia B. Eastwood, President-Elect
Mrs. Lisa Ellis
Ms. Laurie G. Eskind
Ms. Jane M. Fabian
Mr. Brian Fitzpatrick
Mr. Amos E. Gott
Mrs. H. Lynn Greer, Jr.
Mr. Frank Hammer
Mrs. Gabrielle A. Hannafan, Ex-Officio, Friends President
Mr. William L. Haralson
Mr. Gerard M. Hayden, Jr.
Mrs. Douglas C. H. Henry
Dr. Jeffrey L. Herring
Mrs. Robert M. Hutton
Mrs. Martha Ivester
Mrs. Allison Jones
Mrs. Susan Short Jones
Dr. Lois Jordan
Mr. Edward Wade Joyner III
Mr. Chris J. Keaton
Mrs. Molly Kelly
Mr. Neil B. Krugman
Mrs. Lawrence M. Lipman
Mr. Eugene Lotochinski
Mr. Donald R. Moody
Mr. Lannie Walker Neal, Jr.
Mrs. Gary L. Odom
Mrs. G. A. Puryear IV
Mrs. Frederic William Reisner
Mrs. Ashleigh Harb Roberts
Mr. J. Ronald Scott
Mrs. John S. Scott
Mrs. Steven B. Shankle
Mrs. Jack W. Shepherd
Mr. Daniel S. Slipkovich, Immediate Past-President
Mrs. David Randolph Smith
Mrs. Michael J. Spalding
Mrs. Heather Thorne, President
Mrs. Claire W. Tucker
Mrs. James F. Turner, Jr.
Ms. Joyce A. Vise
Dr. Stephaine Hale Walker
Mr. Bradley D. Wensel
Mrs. Dallas H. Wilt

(*) - denotes new members

Advisory Board
Nashville Ballet is also supported by a group of dedicated arts philanthropists who advocate for the ballet, ensuring its longevity as a world-class performing arts organization integral in the cultural tapestry of Nashville and beyond. They provide valuable guidance to board members and administrative staff. They are long-time supporters and advocates for Nashville Ballet with strong ties to the organization’s history.

Mrs. Hunter Armistead
Mrs. Lucius W. Carroll II
Mr. Gary B. Crigger
Mrs. Robert V. Dale
Mrs. Ralph W. Davis, Jr.
Mr. Patrick G. Emery
Mrs. Annette S. Eskind
Mrs. William H. Frist
Mrs. James F. Gallivan
Mr. Don Greene
Mr. H. Lynn Greer, Jr.
Dr. Morel Enoch Harvey
Mrs. Martha R. Ingram
Mrs. William Owen Joyner
Mrs. Ellen H. Martin
Mrs. Cathy C. McLure
Mrs. Elizabeth Litterer Nichols
Mrs. Emily J. Noel
Mrs. Stuart R. Reeve
Mrs. D. Tate Rich
Mr. Dudley C. Richter
Mr. Don Shriver
Mrs. Lucy S. Smith
Mrs. Leah E. Sohr
Mr. Jim Todd
Mrs. Louis B. Todd, Jr.
Mrs. Robert F. Weigel