December 16-17, 2017
Treat yourself to one of the holiday season’s most treasured performances, The Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
Carla DeLoach moved to Tallahassee just after graduating with her BS degree from James Madison University in Virginia 1984. She majored in marketing and psychology with a minor in dance. She has a strong background in advertising and public relations, and has been involved in the arts and culture scene in Tallahassee for many, many years.
Carla is the Development Director of The Tallahassee Ballet since 2015. Prior to this, she was the Development Officer of Opening Nights Performing Arts Series, and previously held marketing and sales positions within the Advertising Department at The Tallahassee Democrat, during which time she was on the Executive Board of the Tallahassee Advertising Federation. Additionally, Carla is involved with Tallahassee Music Week, The Junior League of Tallahassee, Word of South Music and Literature Festival, Tallahassee Garden Club, past President and Treasurer of the Coreopsis Garden Circle, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Leon Foundation. She has lead fundraisers for The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, served on the United Way Allocations Panel, and volunteered with several other charitable organizations.
Carla has been happily married to Greg for 28 years and they have 4 amazing children ages 23, 21,17, and 15. Her daughters, Morgan and Madelynne, danced with The Tallahassee Ballet company for almost 8 years. Her son Max appeared as one of the little boys in the party scene of the Nutcracker when he was 8 years old. Also living with the family are two spoiled canines, Rocky and Blue. Carla loves the beach, reading, gardening, cooking, and working out.
Allison recently joined our team as Communications Director. She graduated from the Florida State University College of Communication & Information Magna Cum Laude in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Information, Communication & Technology. She has a strong background in social media management, marketing and public relations and has held quite a few internships and positions during her three years at Florida State. She is passionate about the arts, contemporary and installation art specifically, independent film and dogs.
She has been happily dating her girlfriend LuAnn for just under a year and has one great little pup named Kevin. She danced for 7 years as a child and recently got back into ballet by enrolling in adult classes at The Tallahassee Ballet.
Jenny Leavitt has worked as the Administrative Assistant for The Tallahassee Ballet since May 2015. Prior to moving to Tallahassee in April 2015, she worked as an executive assistant in the banking industry in Eugene, Oregon. She has more than 25 years of experience in administrative assistance, project management and payroll. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Humboldt State University. Her interests include gardening, kayaking, swimming, hiking, quilting and cooking.
MaryRebekah Wright grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and began her dance training at the age of five. She studied ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and tumbling under the direction of Crystal Draper and Melissa June. She has danced with Ellen Werksmen in Chicago, with the Atlanta Festival Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet during summers, and spent a month studying ballet and modern dance in Paris. She was a member of the Civic Ballet of Volusia County for 10 years, performing lead roles in their annual performance of The Nutcracker. She moved to Tallahassee to study with the Florida State University School of Dance and pursued arts administration and outreach education in addition to dance. In May 2016 MaryRebekah graduated from FSU with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Communications. She has experience teaching ballet, jazz, tap, and tumbling. MaryRebekah joined The Tallahassee Ballet in July 2016, when she started as the Community Outreach Coordinator. In July 2017, she attended the National Dance Institute’s Teaching Artist Training intensive in New York City. MaryRebekah was appointed to the role of Assistant to the Artistic Director in August 2017.