Board of Directors

The Charlotte Youth Ballet is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of professionals and leaders from all across the greater Charlotte area. Board members serve up to two consecutive 3-year terms.  While the Executive Officers focus on the day-to-day operations of the Charlotte Youth Ballet, the Directors as a whole address such challenges as long-term planning, development, marketing, and social media, as well as growth and fundraising.

Executive Officers

Chair – Kim Ellison (Southern Stoneworks)
Chair-Elect – Donna Gruber (Community Leader)
Treasurer – Paula Buhrer (Community Leader)
Secretary – Alisha Gale (Community Leader)


Shaun Auxier (Blittzed Marketing)
Paula Buhrer (Community Leader)
Kim Ellison (Southern Stoneworks)
Alisha Gale (Community Leader)
Donna Gruber (Community Leader)
Michelle Hodgkins (Community Leader)