Board of Directors

  • Recent Posts

    Celebrating Special Nutcracker Roles

    The Nutcracker in 2017 celebrates the 25th anniversary of Robert Gardner’s portrayal of Uncle Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger, classic roles he has filled for the Minnesota Ballet’s holiday production that have delighted thousands of Northlanders and audiences on tours in the Midwest and Canada.

    New Online School Registration

    The School of the Minnesota Ballet has online registration!

    Registration for Semester I and II opened on Monday, August 14.

    To create an account to register, please visit:
    https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MinnesotaBallet. You will need this link only the first time you access this system.

    After you have created your account, bookmark this link: https://campsself.active.com/MinnesotaBallet. This is the link you will always use when you register for School of the Minnesota Ballet classes!

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  • Mission

    The mission of the Minnesota Ballet, through its company and school, is to inspire a love and appreciation for dance, to advance the art of ballet, to increase access to the art form, and to use its resources to benefit the greater community.

    Board of Directors

     

    Mel Winkler

    President
    Mel Winkler
    Director of Residential Community Services Northwood Children’s Services

    Morgana Davis

    First Vice President
    Morgana Davis Kolenda
    Associate Buyer Maurices Corporate Headquarters

    Rachel Insleman

    Second Vice President
    Rachel Inselman
    Professor of Voice University of Minnesota Duluth

    Jeanne Urban

    Treasurer
    Jeanne Urban
    Client Services Representative RSM

     

    Betsy Holcomb

    Secretary
    Betsy Holcomb
    Retired Writing Instructor University of Minnesota Duluth

     

    Sue Fuchs

    Sue Fuchs
    Retired Special Education Teacher Lakeview Christian Academy

    Jayme Hartman

    Jayme Hartman
    Technical Support Specialist Toshiba Business Solutions

    Renee Heytens

    Renee Heytens
    Human Resource Manager FEN-TECH

    Pizi Nielsen

    Retired Nurse

    Susan Johnson

    Susan Johnson
    Speech-Language Pathologist Duluth Public Schools

    Ed Schumacher

    Ed Schumacher
    Fireman, Duluth Fire Department

    Carole Turner

    Carole Turner
    Volunteer Event Organizer

    Briana von

    Briana von Elbe
    Owner Pearson & von Elbe Advertising Footprint Promotional Advertising
    Board Advisor

    Mary Jo White

    Mary Jo White
    Retired Writer/Producer KDLH-TV

    Darlene

    Darlene Wolfe
    Pilates Instructor, Self-Employed

    Nick Campanario
    Assistant County Attorney
    St. Louis County

    Charles Latson
    Bartender
    Zeitgeist

    Harvey Plasch
    Owner
    Touch of Plasch Salon
    Board Advisor

     

     

     Karen Rathe Ruona
    Retired Grants/Contracts Specialist
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Board Advisor

     

     

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    Jeff Anderson
    District Director U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN 08)
    Board Advisor