Staff

Carla DeLoach Development Director

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 P. Couch Communications Director

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.

Jenny Leavitt Administrative Assistant

Jenny Leavitt joined The Tallahassee Ballet staff in May 2015 and provides administrative support to the rest of the team. She moved to Tallahassee from Eugene, Oregon and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and quilting.

MaryRebekah Wright Assistant to the Artistic Director, Community Outreach Coordinator

MaryRebekah Wright grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and began her dance training at the age of 5. 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 and with Atlanta Festival Ballet and the Cincinnati Ballet during summers and spent a month studying ballet and modern dance in Paris, France. She was a member of the Civic Ballet of Volusia County for ten years, performing lead roles in their annual Nutcracker. She then 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, first in Daytona Beach and later in Thomasville, Georgia. MaryRebekah joined The Tallahassee Ballet in July 2016, when she started as the Community Outreach Coordinator. She was appointed to the role of Assistant to the Artistic Director in August 2017.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

The Nutcracker

December 16-17, 2017
Treat yourself to one of the holiday season’s most treasured performances, The Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

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