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chief executive officer

Janet Pichard

Janet Pichard has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Tallahassee Ballet since January 2007. Combining a lifelong passion for dance with professional experience in ballet instruction and administration, business marketing, and advertising, she is uniquely qualified to balance the many opportunities of a growing semi-professional ballet company and school with the fine art of dance.

As CEO of The Tallahassee Ballet, Janet works closely with the Board of Directors, artistic faculty and staff. She actively works to strengthen the presence of the Company in the Tallahassee community and has nurtured the support of The Tallahassee Ballet’s many supporters and sponsors.

Janet has held multiple professional positions in business marketing and advertising, including co-owner of P&G Marketing Group, advertising manager of The Tallahassee Ballet, and advertising representative for Rowland Publishing. She was also a member of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tallahassee Class 26 that worked to raise support for Tallahassee’s Cascades Park.

With more than three decades of experience in teaching ballet and managing studios, Janet is the former owner of the Dancer’s Image Studio, and has previously worked with the Sharon Davis School of Dance and served as a member of The Tallahassee Ballet Board of Directors.

Janet holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from the College of Education at the Florida State University.

Janet Pichard, CEO
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