Janet Strukely-Dziak founded North Pointe Ballet, a non-profit organization with the mission to make classical ballet accessible, in 2016 following a career as a professional ballet dancer and earning a B.A. in Dance from Mercyhurst University. As Executive Artistic Director of NPB, she continues to manage mission-based initiatives and programs as well as choreograph and direct full-length ballets. Choreographic highlights for NPB include full-length ballets Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, and The Nutcracker as well as various contemporary works. Janet is an adjunct faculty member of Oberlin College, a guest teacher for various organizations, and is on staff at Jillian Rian Dance School. She holds a teaching certificate through the National Dance Institute and is also certified to teach Physically Integrated Dance through Dancing Wheels. Janet currently serves on the board of directors for OhioDance as the chair of its Education and Community Engagement Committee. She lives in North Ridgeville, Ohio, with her husband and two children.