Director’s Team

Karen Pilkington-Miksa

Artistic Director and CEO

Karen is the Founding Director of The New English Ballet Theatre. She holds a degree in education and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD). She ran her own dance group and school, and has choreographed for ballet, opera and the BBC.

Patrick G. Hinson

Ballet Master and Interim
Company / General  Manager

Patrick is a former New York City Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre dancer whom has since worked as ballet master or served in management positions for numerous companies around the US and Europe.

Carleen Ebbs

Development Officer

Carleen has previously worked in administration for artist management and executive search. Carleen has a background in opera working with companies including ENO, WNO and The Royal Opera. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama London gaining a Masters of Music with Distinction.

Margaret Andraos

Development Consultant

After producing for the Young Shakespeare Theatre company, which she founded with a friend straight out of university, Margaret moved into publicity and fundraising for the arts.

She has had more than 30 years of experience in Development, working with the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet and London City Ballet.

Helga Brandt

Marketing Consultant

Helga has been working in the arts and heritage sectors since 1995, various roles including marketing, communications, public engagement and fundraising, both in Germany and in the UK.

In 2018 Helga started working as Marketing Manager for Hofesh Shechter Company and launched her own Arts Marketing Consultancy, The Write Brandt.