Through the tireless energy of BFan’s dedicated, cross-disciplinary team, Ballet Fantastique: Introduces diverse and nontraditional audiences to cutting-edge new dance theater; Breaks down barriers in access to dance education for talented youth; and Builds the next generation of arts audiences through imaginative programs. Together, we cultivate highly inclusive, fiercely inventive partnerships and collaborations year-round. Together, we are re-imagining the future of dance.

Here's who makes what we do possible.

LEADERSHIP

director team hannah bontrager, donna marisa bontrager, jessica jaye mackinson (photo: gustavo ramirez)

director team hannah bontrager, donna marisa bontrager, jessica jaye mackinson (photo: gustavo ramirez)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Philip Piele, President

  • Damon Garner, Secretary

  • Michele Henney, CPA, Treasurer

  • Scott South, Past President

  • Stephanie Coats

  • Molly Dixon

  • Veronica Hennessey

  • Mike Murphy

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager

  • Hannah Bontrager

STAFF

  • Andrea Taggart / Costume Mistress & Facilities Manager

  • Mike Ricker / Facilities Manager, Sets & Properties Manager

  • Genevieve Speer / Finance Manager

  • Dianna Pounder / Academy Billing Specialist

  • Sarah Noga / Donor Relations Coordinator

ACADEMY FACULTY

PRODUCTION + CREATIVE DESIGN TEAM

  • Genevieve Speer / Artistic Operations Manager

  • Deborah Speer / Creative Assistant to the Producers, Libretto Support

  • Gerry Rempel / Resident Composer, Arranger + Regular Music Director

  • Kelle DeForrest / Set Design, Painting, Special Effects

  • Mike Ricker / Sets Master

  • Adam Goldthwaite / Prop Design, Special Effects, Maskmaker

  • And many, many others

COSTUMES + WARDROBE DESIGN TEAM

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager / Design

  • Allison Ditson, Allihalla / Design, Construction

  • Noelle Guetti / Design, Construction

  • Mitra DeMirza Gruwell / Headpiece 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 company@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