DECEMBER 8-16, 2018

Joyce Stahl

Executive Producer & Artistic Director

Joyce performed for 38 years with NJ's American Repertory Ballet performing adult roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Romeo & Juliet, as well as serving on their Board of Directors. She is the founder of Paradise Ballet Theater. A full time resident of Key West, she was honored for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts in Key West through the presentation of the 2005 production of Nutcracker Key West. In 2008, she was recognized by Samuel's House for her contributions as "Overall Community" honoree. Joyce is the owner of Paradise Pilates in Key West.

Kris Kennedy 

Executive Director 2016 

Peter Arnow

Marketing Director

Kathy Holtgrave

Ballet Mistress

Kathy Sawyer Holtgrave offers an eighteen year career as a professional ballet dancer with Joffrey Concert Group, San Antonio Ballet and as principal dancer with the Louisville Ballet, dancing title roles in the majority of the classics, including Coppelia, Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, while continuing her training with the School of American Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Kathy currently teaches and coaches throughout the eastern United States.

Marky Pierson & Wonderdog Studios 

Art Design & Online Media Manager

Marky Pierson is the executive producer of theater programs, traveling tours, art exhibits, festivals, interactive parties, and community projects. With positivity and people - everything is possible.