Through the tireless energy of BFan’s incredible team, the organization continues to: introduce diverse new audiences to cutting-edge contemporary ballet, break down barriers in access to professional training for talented dance students, build our new generation of dance audiences through imaginative educational programs, and cultivate highly inclusive, fiercely inventive cross-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations year-round. Together, we are re-imagining the future of dance.

Here's who makes what we do possible.

LEADERSHIP

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager / Artistic Director, Choreographer-Producer
  • Hannah Bontrager / Executive Director, Choreographer-Producer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Scott South / President
  • Amy Johnston / Vice-President, President-Elect
  • Mike Murphy / Secretary
  • Michele Henney, CPA / Treasurer
  • Stephanie Coats
  • Andrew Clark
  • Molly Dixon
  • Damon Garner
  • Veronica Hennessey
  • Mike Murphy
  • Philip Piele
  • Carolyn Simon Rasche
  • Andrea Smith
  • Donna Marisa Bontrager
  • Hannah Bontrager

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOARD

  • Giselle Barone, co-chair
  • Megan Hobbs, co-chair
  • Morgan Keeney
  • Kaitlin McQuiston, liaison to the Board of Directors

BFan's Young Professionals Board is currently accepting applications! Please contact us to apply.

STAFF

  • Jessica Jaye Mackinson / Director of Academy Operations, Assistant to the Artistic Director
  • Emily Rizo / Marketing & Events/Production Coordinator
  • Megan Hobbs / Grants & Donor Relations Coordinator
  • Andrea Taggart / Costume Mistress & Facilities Manager
  • Mike Ricker / Facilities Manager
  • Genevieve Speer / Finance Manager
  • Dianna Pounder / Academy Billing Specialist

ACADEMY FACULTY

PRODUCTION + CREATIVE DESIGN TEAM

  • Genevieve Speer / Artistic Operations Manager + Assistant to the Producers
  • Deborah Speer / Libretto + Research Support
  • Gerry Rempel / Resident Composer, Arranger + Regular Music Director
  • Emily Rizo / Stage + Production Manager
  • Justin Feimster / Light Designer + Production Assistance
  • Ida + Ken Pfeiffer / Prop Design, Construction, Textiles
  • Mike Ricker / Set Construction
  • Adam Goldthwaite / Prop Design, Special Effects, Maskmaker
  • And many, many others

COSTUMES + WARDROBE DESIGN TEAM

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager / Design
  • Allison Ditson, Allihalla / Design, Construction
  • Andrea Taggart / Lead Wardrobe Mistress
  • And many, many others

ADVISORY BOARD/RESOURCE COUNCIL

  • Mary Spilde / President, Lane Community College (Eugene, OR)
  • Mark Frohnmayer / CEO, Arcimoto (Eugene, OR)
  • Kris Zito, CPA / Lead Accountant, Kris Zito CPA (Eugene, OR)
  • Matthew King / Associate Attorney, Gibson & Dunn LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Emily Dew / Communications Manager, Broadway Rose Theatre Co. (Portland, OR)
  • Thea Vandervoort / Director of Artistic Operations, California Canto-Baile Arts Education (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Amy Stoddart / Resident Choreographer, Montana Ballet Company (Bozeman, MT)
  • Gina Bolles / Artistic Director and Choreographer, somebodies dance theater (San Diego, CA)

PHOTO + VIDEO + DIGITAL COLLABORATOR TEAM

INTERN TEAM

BFan is currently accepting intern applications! Email events@balletfantastique.org for more information. 

KEY VOLUNTEERS

Ballet Fantastique would not exist without the contribution of hundreds of hours of volunteer service from dozens of individuals every month. Also every month, we have a handful of volunteers who go above and beyond, who floor us with their generous investment in Ballet Fantastique. We recognize the following volunteers for their exceptional, ongoing service.

  • Dianna Pounder / Academy Billing Specialist (2006-present)

OFFICIAL PARTNERS