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Ballet Arizona Welcomes New Directors of Finance and Marketing
By Christina Caldwell - Monday Aug 03, 2020
Ballet Arizona is proud to announce the hire of two new directors – Leslie Marquez as director of marketing and Karina Felix as director of finance.

Marquez brings more than 16 years of broad-based marketing, public relations and advertising experience to the role of marketing director, including six years with Alabama Ballet as marketing and public relations director. Most recently, she was a residential marketing specialist at KS StateBank, where she managed all marketing activities for a multi-state team of 40 loan originators. She has also acted as a marketing and communications specialist at law firm Maynard Cooper & Gale and marking director at Cummings Creative Group.

Felix is a highly trained and experienced accounting and finance professional, bringing more than 14 years of experience to her role as director of finance at Ballet Arizona. Throughout her career, Felix has served as the operations and financial director at Mi Familia Vota, in charge of compliance in six states and accounting manager at Area Agency on Aging Region One, Inc. supporting the fiscal management of $30M budget. She holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and Master of Science in Accounting from Keller School of Management at Devry University.

“We are thrilled to bring Leslie and Karina on board to head up Ballet Arizona’s marketing and finance departments,” said Samantha Turner, executive director at Ballet Arizona. “Their experience will help us maximize our efforts in bringing professional ballet and classical dance to the Valley.”

Ballet Arizona is a nonprofit arts organization that includes the only professional ballet company in the Valley, the School of Ballet Arizona and community outreach programs that take place throughout the year. To learn more, visit