Angela Combs Baseman (School Administrator) has always loved ballet, and was intrigued to see a poster for Metropolitan Ballet Academy upon moving to Jenkintown in 1996. Starting as a volunteer parent helping to organize costumes and chaperone students backstage during showcases, she gradually began to fill an administrative role at Metropolitan. In 2009, she was hired as School Administrator, and now wears many hats at Met. She holds an MFA in Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and previously worked as Office Manager/Project Assistant for Michael Graves Architects and as the Assistant Director at The Art Center of the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Currently, she holds the position of Vice President at Baseman Design Associates in Jenkintown.
Lily Jensen (Operations Coordinator) brings to Metropolitan a passion for the arts and experience in design and project management, which she uses to assist with communications and advance development goals. Additionally, as an administrator for the Academy, she lends her organizational acumen to support general operations. Before joining Metropolitan in March 2019, Lily worked in commercial printing where she developed her graphic design and print production skills, eventually opening her own custom stationery and design business. Throughout her professional life, Lily has stayed active within local non-profit arts organizations wherever she has lived – Pennsylvania, Ohio, and South Carolina – in the hopes of eventually joining an arts organization full time. As such, she is elated to have joined the Met Team! Lily holds a BA from Xavier University in Cincinnati where she majored in printmaking and minored in art history.