BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Monica Petak, President
Mike D’Arrigo, Vice-President
Edwina Voytko, Secretary
Denise Esch, Treasurer

Maryann Ackman
Robert Fink
Kamal Gella

Harry Mangus
Karen Soliday

Bethany Thomas

Sarah Teich

William Stasko
Philip Petak

Charles Voytko

 

Advisors:
Paul Jucha
Leana Pear
Dr. Alan Teich 

J.D Griffith

 

 

 

 

Eden Mishler Ihrig  and  Bethany Thomas   

instructors   

 

CARLA PRUCNAL

Artistic Director 1964-2020*

Carla is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon. She is a former performer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Company and is a certified teacher of the Cecchetti Technique. She founded the first arts venue (the School of the Johnstown Concert Ballet) in Cambria City in 1964, opening its doors with four students.

She continues to add to the Ballet’s repertoire with stunning performances of ballet classics, and by choreographing and directing innovative works. Today, she teaches at the Carla Prucnal Affiliated School of Ballet, passing on her wisdom to young performers and dancers. As a teacher, she engages students in a myriad of festivals, has choreographed a dozen signature pieces for special occasions, and directs the Johnstown Concert Ballet Company’s annual crowd-pleasing Nutcracker.

“Continually nurturing and wonderfully energetic, Artistic Director Carla Prucnal played a vital role in my success as a dancer choreographic, educator and entrepreneur.”
– Nicole M.
“Ballet was difficult for me; I was not a natural, but it became my outlet, where I met new people, new ideas and new art forms. A lot of my personal growth and discipline are a credit to working with Carla Prucnal.”
– Dr. D’Arcy D.
“Dance makes me happy, even when it’s difficult. I feel like I am full of energy. It has improved my coordination, balance, and endurance, memory and discipline. As a result, it has helped me academically as well as physically.”
– Lauren A.