Prior to joining NWA Ballet Theatre in 2018, Thalia served as Guild Chairwoman at The Northwest Arkansas Conservatory of Classical Ballet, and later as Production Manager, administering non-artistic operations. Her responsibilities have included oversight of 100+ volunteers and 250 plus student dancers from the tri-state area, as well as ticket sales, media promotion, artist/venue relations, and donor interaction. Thalia is a cum laude graduate of The University of Arkansas, where she was recognized for her national, peer-reviewed publications as an undergraduate. She has held leadership roles in both local and national non-profit organizations. As a 20-year resident of Northwest Arkansas, Thalia is eager to usher the expansion of professional dance and performance art in this region.