Elysia Petru Hulings, M.P.A. is currently the Executive Director of The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, the only nonprofit ballet academy and pre-professional company in San Antonio. Elysia’s career has paired a passion for the arts with a commitment to public service. She started early, holding a company position with the only professional ballet company in San Antonio at the age of 14. Elysia later pursued a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio, which included more than a year studying art restoration at the Lorenzo de Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy. After school, Elysia served as Executive Director of the Texas Burn Survivor Society, a non-profit that helps provide treatment and care to burn survivors. Elysia then left San Antonio with her now-husband and moved to Washington, D.C., where Elysia served as a finance consultant for multiple elected leaders and policy development organizations, including the New Democratic Coalition, Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), and Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). After several years in Washington, Elysia and her husband moved to Del Rio, Texas, where Elysia served as the Marketing and Sponsorship Director for Laughlin A.F.B. She also started her own ballet company, Border Ballet, through which she produced community ballet productions and worked with young dancers across west Texas. After Elysia and her husband were transferred back to San Antonio, Elysia worked closely with multiple non-profit organizations to expand their development programs and improve their operations. Along with her leadership of the Ballet Conservatory, Elysia has served as the Development Director (working remotely) for the School for Ethics and Global Leadership, a nonprofit semester school dedicated to molding the next generation of American leaders in Washington, D.C. She also leads the San Antonio Chapter President of the Texas Humane Legislative Network, serves as the Vice President of her neighborhood HOA, and was the Development Chair and member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Futures of Texas. Elysia recently received her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Certificate in Non-profit Management, and enjoys spending all her free time with her husband and very active toddler.
The Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Executive Director