Founder and Director
Ruth Balloon is the Administrative Director at Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts. Ruth brings over 15 years of combined administrative experience in Office Management, Accounting and Customer Service. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; manages and oversees billing and accounts receivable within Lakewood Conservatory, Park Cities Music and Heritage Learning Center. Ruth manages lesson schedules and teacher coordination in both of our music schools. Ruth also has several years of teaching experience in her portfolio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Liberty University along with a Differentiated Instruction Certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Ruth has been living in the Dallas area since she moved from Indiana in 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, hiking, traveling and exploring new places with her family as well as light remodeling projects.
Social Media Coordinator
Julia Aioanei was born and raised in Baia Mare, Romania. However, she currently lives in Timisoara, one of the most beautiful College towns in Romania, together with her husband. While in High School, Julia developed an eye for Photography, thus she decided to pursue a degree in Photography Art. She is an amazing artist and loves capturing unique life moments. She is passionate about social media and its power.
Julia organizes and supervises our schools’ social media accounts and she is involved in boosting our Internet presence and awareness as well as helps promote our schools in the Dallas Metroplex.
She loves her family, her 2 adorable cats and coffee. Julia’s day job is working as a certified barista for a specialty coffee shop in Timisoara. She enjoys conversations and making meaningful relationships with her customers. She wishes her clients to feel like home when visiting her coffee shop and one of her main goals is to make people happier and bring joy to their lives. Julia believes that every day is a day for learning and she is thankful for each and every new day.