Board of Directors

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    Ballet Office Has Moved!

    The Minnesota Ballet office in our new quarters:
    Minnesota Ballet
    Wells Fargo Building
    230 W. Superior St. Suite 50
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Building Level AB
    Office Hours:
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Office phone: 218-529-3742

    Free Trial Classes September 8

    Saturday Sampler
    Ballet Studios at The Depot
    506 West Michigan Street

    It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No reservations needed. No need to wear special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    For More Information: 218-529-3742

    Saturday Sampler Schedule
    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

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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

    Mel Winkler

    Director of Corporate and Therapeutic Foster Care, 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

    Jeanne Urban

    Client Services Representative, RSM


    Betsy Holcomb

    Betsy Holcomb

    Retired Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth


    Sue Fuchs

    Sue Fuchs
    Education Consultant/Teacher

    Jayme Hartman

    Jayme Hartman
    Technical Support Specialist, Toshiba Business Solutions

    Renee Heytens

    Renee Heytens
    Human Resource Manager, FEN-TECH

    Patricia Nielsen
    Nurse Educator, Retired
    College of St. Scholastica

    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
    Board Advisor

    Owner Pearson & von Elbe Advertising Footprint Promotional Advertising

    Mary Jo White

    Mary Jo White
    Retired Writer/Producer, KDLH-TV


    Darlene Wolfe
    Pilates Instructor, Self-Employed

    Nick Campanario
    Assistant County Attorney
    St. Louis County

    Charles Latson
    Co-Owner/Operator, Aces on First

    Harvey Plasch
    Board Advisor

    Touch of Plasch Salon



     Karen Rathe Ruona
    Board Advisor

    Retired Grants/Contracts Specialist
    University of Minnesota Duluth


    Jeff Anderson
    Board Advisor

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