Ballet Fantastique


BOD

Under the leadership and vision of Choreographer-Producers Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager, Ballet Fantastique's operations emphasize creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

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 next generation of dance audiences through imaginative educational programs; and cultivate inventive cross-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations year-round. Together, we are re-imagining the future of dance. Here's who makes it possible.

LEADERSHIP

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Buzz Kawders / President
  • Amy Johnston / Vice-President
  • Kallen Korin
  • Megan Hobbs
  • Amy Johnston
  • Martha Schuetz
  • Donna Marisa Bontrager
  • Hannah Bontrager

Non-Voting Representatives to the Board

  • Genevieve Speer / Financial Secretary
  • Andrew King / Secretary
  • Dianna Bressler / President Emeritus

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Genevieve Speer / Artistic Operations Manager, Assistant to the Producers
  • Jessica Cotter / Production Manager
  • Ida + Ken Pfeiffer / Prop Design, Construction, Textiles
  • Mike Ricker / Set Construction

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

ACADEMY FACULTY

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager
  • Hannah Bontrager
  • Leanne Mizzoni / Academy & Company Manager
  • Krislyn Wessel / Rehearsal Assistant
  • Ashley Bontrager
  • Caitlin Christopher
  • Lydia Rakov
  • Fàbio Simoes

PHOTO/VIDEO/DIGITAL COLLABORATOR TEAM

COSTUMES/WARDROBE

  • Donna Marisa Bontrager / Design
  • Allison Ditson (Allihallah) / Design, Construction
  • Katie Liane / Design, Construction
  • Andrea Taggart / Lead Costume Mistress
  • Marianne Wilson, Rita Perini-Vance / Costume Support

INTERN TEAM

  • Sponsorship/Outreach Committee
  • Kate Rohrich / Team Project Manager
  • Kayla LaDuke
  • Abigaelle Mulligan
  • Allee McDermott

KEY VOLUNTEERS/PEOPLE

Ballet Fantastique would not exist without the contribution of hundreds of hours of volunteer service from dozens of individuals every month. Every month, we also 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 service.

  • Andrew King / Office Manager, Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Andrea Taggart / Facilities Manager
  • Jitendra Joshi / Web Master
  • Nancy Halseide / Volunteer Coordinator
  • Dianna Bressler / Bookkeeping
  • Mike Ricker
  • Florencio Flores

ADVISORY BOARD/RESOURCE COUNCIL

  • Mary Spilde / President, Lane Community College
  • Mark Frohnmayer / CEO, Arcimoto
  • Kris Zito, CPA / Lead Accountant, Kris Zito CPA
  • Matthew King, LLP / Associate Attorney, Gibson & Dunn LLP
  • Emily Tormey / Communications Manager, Broadway Rose Theatre Co.
  • Thea Vandervoort / Director of Artistic Operations, California Canto-Baile Arts Education
  • Dr. Patricia Gwartney / Professor and Former Chair, University of Oregon Sociology Department
  • Amy Stoddart / Artistic Director, Montana Ballet Company
  • Gina Bolles / Artistic Director and Choreographer, somebodies dance theater