Board of Directors

  • Recent Posts

    Celebrity Dance Challenge Results

    Popular Choice: Colin Oraskovich,
    CBS 3 Duluth Morning Meteorologist
    Judges’ Choice: Mel Winkler, Director of Corporate & Therapeutic Foster Care,
    Northwood Children’s Services

    To see who won what other awards, click on Performances/Celebrity Dance Challenge.

    Wine & Cheese Coming in April

    Thursday, April 26
    5:30 – 8 p.m.
    Depot Great Hall
    $45 presale/$50 at door

    Sample wines and craft-brewed beers, nibble on hors d’oeuvres provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants, and in the silent and live auctions bid on all sorts of merchandise, special opportunities, and gift baskets.

    Click here to buy tickets online.

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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
    Bartender, Zeitgeist

    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