Our Artistic and Executive Staff

Molly Buchmann
Molly BuchmannArtistic Director
Molly is co-artistic director of BRBT, co-owner of The Dancers’ Workshop and retired Director of Dance for the LSU Department of Theatre. She has choreographed more than 50 musicals for professional, community and university theatres and served as the choreographer-in-residence for Swine Palace.Read More…
Sharon Mathews
Sharon MathewsArtistic Director
Sharon is co-artistic director of BRBT and co-owner of the Dancers’ Workshop. She worked as Dance Director for Baton Rouge High School from 1976 until her retirement in 2014. Ms. Mathews holds a BS and MS in dance from Louisiana State University. The Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance have named her Outstanding Dance Educator in Louisiana.Read More…
Rebecca Acosta
Rebecca AcostaAssociate Director
Rebecca is a full-time teacher with East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. As director of their dance program, Ms. Acosta provides choreography for the BRMHS theater department and orchestra productions as well. She is the director of the BRBT Youth Ballet and teaches intermediate and advanced ballet at The Dancers’ Workshop.Read More…
Jonna Cox
Jonna CoxAssociate Director
Jonna began her ballet training in Corpus Christi, Texas, with Larry and Bettye Roquemore and then Christina Munro. She received a BFA in ballet from Texas Christian University, where she attended on a Nordan Fine Art Scholarship. She danced professionally for the Dayton Ballet, where she performed in Pas de Quatre, Swan Lake, Carmina Burana, and others.Read More…
Christine Perkins
Christine PerkinsAssistant Director
Christine began her dance career in New Orleans, studying with Joseph Giacobbe, Ceyhun Ozsoy, and Mary Munro and later moving to the stage with Delta Festival Ballet. While receiving her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, she taught and performed in Shreveport, LA with Louisiana Dance Theatre, performing lead roles in pieces by Dianne Maroney and others. After moving to Baton Rouge, Christine joined Baton Rouge Ballet where she performed roles such as the Arabian, Spanish, and Azalea Fairy in the Nutcracker and pas de deux roles in both Les Sylphides and Sleeping Beauty’s Bluebird. She is now an Assistant Artistic Director for BRBT, creating and directing its newest community engagement program, Ballet for Every Body.
Melanie Hebert
Melanie HebertMarketing and Communications Director

Gayle Beard -Office Manager
Maureen Franz -Special Events Coordinator