Louisville Ballet is pleased to announce the selection of Kristine Orms as Director of Education for The Louisville Ballet School. Kristine will officially move into her new role at the start of The Louisville Ballet School spring semester, January 9, 2017.
Kristine has a love for and history with Louisville Ballet. She danced with the Louisville Ballet Civic Company under Alun Jones & Helen Starr and served as a member of the corps de ballet for Louisville Ballet productions. She attended Indiana University as a Ballet major studying under Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Virginia & Jacques Cesbron, although she ultimately changed her academic path receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Environmental Affairs.
Kristine brings over 20 years of business experience in the fields of customer service, operations management, financial services, marketing and human resources. During her corporate career she gained valuable business & leadership skills at UPS Brokerage in customer service & supervisory roles, at GE Appliances as a Call Center Manager and Marketing Program Manager, at Humana as a Human Resources Process Manager, and at ADP as a Financial Services Call Center Manager.
Kristine joined the staff of Louisville Ballet in 2014, serving as an integral part of The Louisville Ballet School as the School Administrator. She was responsible for customer service, registration & enrollment, marketing, communications and special projects. Kristine most recently held the position of Company Manager where she helped streamline logistical and administrative office processes.
In her new role as Director of Education, Kristine will oversee the operations of The Louisville Ballet School and Louisville Ballet Outreach Programs. She is tasked with shaping and maintaining the business of the education programs, creating sustainability and driving strategic goals. Robert Curran will continue to oversee the artistic responsibilities and Program Management until the School Principal position is filled at a future date.
“I feel privileged to be entrusted with this opportunity and the responsibility to grow the reach and reputation of the School as the first choice for quality training, and to help our Education Programs prosper while creating a shared experience for students and families that fosters a true appreciation of the art of dance.”