Board of Directors
Hillary Krieger-Toth | Executive Director
Hillary has over 25 years of classical ballet experience, including training at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and studying under well-respected dance instructors such as John Magnus, Eleanor D’Antuono, and Francesca Corkle. Additionally, she trained at the Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Utah under the tutelage of Conrad Ludlow, Attila Ficzere, Bene Arnold, Sharee Lane, Maureen Laird and Richard Wacko. She and her husband, Gabor Toth, co-founded the Southeastern School of Ballet in 2006 and SPSA in 2009.
Cary J. Krieger | Co-Executive Director & Treasurer
Cary has been a South Carolina resident since 1996 is a longtime supporter of the Arts. His extensive professional career as a Senior Financial Executive includes broad domestic and international experience in accounting, strategic planning, financial reporting, cash management/bank relationships and administration. He has served on the SPSA Board since 2009.
Lucretia Mack | Board President
Originally a native of New Haven, CT, Lucretia has lived in South Carolina for the past 20 years. She is married and the mother of four children. Having studied, taught, and danced professionally both within the US and abroad, Lucretia lends her knowledge and expertise in support of Southeastern Professional School of the Arts. Aspiring to effect the obstacles, erode the stereotypes, and improve the experiences of aspiring young dancers, Lucretia endeavors to educate the community as to the benefits of supporting young dancers via study at Southeastern School of Ballet.
As a dance mom whose efforts proved instrumental in launching the professional career of her son, Brooklyn Mack, a world renown dance artist, she is welcomed by the Board. Additionally, Lucretia supports Southeastern Professional School of the Arts as a licensed Registered Nurse, MSN, with the provision of consultative services to ensure the health and welfare of the students at Southeastern School of Ballet.
Dee Prescott | Secretary
As an “Air Force brat” living in Germany and visiting other European and Asian countries, Dee developed an admiration for the Arts at an early age. Dee and her family have lived in South Carolina for 28 years and her daughter is currently a student at SPSA’s partner organization, the Southeastern School of Ballet. Dee joined the SPSA Board in 2012.
Chandra Cleveland | Board Member
Chandra is the Executive Officer (CEO) of Columbia Private Investigations & Consultants, LLC, C. Cleveland Speaks, and Palmetto Youth Connection. Columbia Private Investigations & Consultants is a provider of professional, highly trained private investigators and protection services to businesses, corporation and large event planners such as the Democratic Presidential Debate in Myrtle Beach, SC, World Trade Center Memorial in SC and NC just to name a few.
A staunch proponent of ridding our communities of juvenile crime, Chandra found Palmetto Youth Connection, a gender-based mentoring program that encourages young people to live, act and dress in accordance with a positive self-image. PYC focuses on guiding young people ages 12-18 to be confident, have a mentor, live a fit and healthy lifestyle and be involved in their schools and communities.
Through Cleveland Speaks Chandra focus on Teen Runaways, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Teen Dating Violence, Gangs in The Community. Cleveland is a graduate of Benedict College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching children with Special Needs. She is a graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Certified Ambassador Sex Trafficking with Shared Hope International, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Intimate Partner Violence Advocate A member of The Brook Church.
Denean Greene-Rivers | Board Member
Denean was born with an innate passion for dance, theatre, and volunteerism. She is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and began her ballet training at the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance. Upon graduating from Dreher High she went on to pursue her degree in Social Work at Benedict College and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1998. Additionally, she was accepted into the Advanced Standing Master’s Degree Program of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She has been employed as a Professional Social worker primarily in the medical field for over 15 years. Her talent and expertise have been maximized throughout the Carolinas with numerous organizations to include DHEC and collaborations with Palmetto Richland and Palmetto Baptist Hospitals.
She is the CEO/Founder of the non-profit organization Gastro Families. Gastro Families is focused on supportive services for persons with nutrition and digestive disorders. Denean also advocates, mentors, and inspires as a motivational speaker. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., SIC Chair of Kelly Mill and SIC Co-Chair of Bridge Creek Elementary, serves on Palmetto Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council, and invited to serve on Palmetto Health System Quality Committee. Denean believes all forms of art connects us to community and humanity.
Gabor Toth | Board Member
Gabor began his formal dance training at the world-renowned Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. He is trained in ballet, folk dance, acrobatics, stage dance, acting, historical dance, pantomime, partnering and contemporary dance. Upon graduation, he was awarded a scholarship to the School of Alicia Alonso in Madrid, Spain, where he received instruction in Spanish folk dance and classical ballet. He and his wife, Hillary Krieger-Toth, co-founded the Southeastern School of Ballet in 2006 and SPSA in 2009.